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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have red dots on head of penis and the skin under my foreskin is peeling and leaving cuts. and it only itchy where the cuts are and peeling?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Irritation or Yeast: An irritant dermatitis or localized yeast or fungal infection can cause rashes in this area. See a physician for evaluation and prescriptions to treat this.
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See Your Doctor: Most likely a yeast infection, but could be herpes. It needs to be examined and cultured (swab for herpes and KOH prep for yeast). Yeast can be easily treated, but can be a symptom of other problems, like diabetes.
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After i had sex with my gf my head of my penis got red and sore and itchy and was getting white stuff around it also my foreskin became very tight ?
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May be yeat infectio: It needs to be examined it seems you have some kind of infection.It may be yeast or some sexually transmitted infection.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
My penis head is really itchy and the skin is peeling of it. What could this be?
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Peeling skin, itchiness on penis head for 5 weeks. Taking 400mg Nizoral (ketoconazole) daily for fifth time. Relieves itching but skin still peeling off. Sugestion?
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Please continue to: Do what your doc recommends. Taking good quality marine fish oil can help lubricate the skin from the inside. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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