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Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? is it a fungal infection?

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Itchy Penis: Itching in the area of the penis or external genital organs occurs for many of the same reasons that itching occurs elsewhere on the body. Infections, including sexually transmitted infections, are a primary cause of penile itching. Jock itch, the term used to refer to an inflammation and irritation of the groin area, may spread to the penis and result in itching as fungus, scabies, allergies.

Answered 8/3/2013

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males & depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall 'bad'. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis and other skin dis'.

Answered 9/3/2013

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