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A 16-year-old male asked:

How can i get rid of a friction burn on my penis? i've tried cutting down on masturbating but easier said then done. any help or advice would be great

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Calendula cream: Some calendula cream (can find in health food stores) may help your friction burn heal, but penile skin is sensitive and needs care. Go easy on it for a few days. And then when you start up again, using lubricant might avoid similar injury.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Lubrication wil prevent future friction burns
Jul 21, 2013

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