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Why is my penis very red, dry, and it's itchy?

Why is my penis very red, dry, and it's itchy?

Red, itchy penis: Red, itchy penis can be caused by several factors. It could be a reaction to something that the skin has had contact with - like a new soap or detergent or spermicide. It could be a sign of either a viral infection - like herpes - or a bacterial or fungal infection. A person who has this problem should go to their primary care doctor or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Penis skin is dry on the tip and shaft, sometimes its also itchy, what is it? Would it be serious?

Penis skin is dry on the tip and shaft, sometimes its also itchy, what is it? Would it be serious?

Yeast: A yeast infection, more common in uncircumsiced males can lead to candida infection. This is treatable with topical anti yeat medications such as nizoral, Lamisil (terbinafine) or oral agents if necessary. ...Read more

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I noticed two small itchy patches on the shaft of my penis. Just dry looking patches that inch and very small. The size of a pea. What is it?

I noticed two small itchy patches on the shaft of my penis. Just dry looking patches that inch and very small. The size of a pea. What is it?

Fungus?: May be an early fungal infection vs early wart appearance. Can either try topical antifungal (like lotrimin (clotrimazole) / micatin) for few days and see if improves, or see your dr / urgent care / "std clinic" dr for exam, diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Penis is itchy, dry and now peeling what could be wrong?

Penis is itchy, dry and now peeling what could be wrong?

Penile itching: You may have had a superficial skin irritation causing the itching, dryness and now peeling. Unless there are any lesions - a very mild OTC cortisone cream should help. If there are any sores or lesions you need to be examined. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy and rough skin on and under the rim of my penis. What could this be and how can I treat it?

I have dry, itchy and rough skin on and under the rim of my penis. What could this be and how can I treat it?

Dermatologist: This is an unusual place to develop dry, rough, and itchy skin. If you use condoms you could have a skin reaction to them. Also if you have intercourse with a partner who uses spermicide cream, it's a possible cause. It doesn't appear to be a sexually transmitted disease, but a dermatologist would be helpful in evaluating and advising you. ...Read more

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Hi I have dry flacky skin on the underside of my penis shaft since 4 weeks ago after sex with my girlfriend. No pain and not itchy.

Hi I have dry flacky skin on the underside of my penis shaft since 4 weeks ago after sex with my girlfriend. No pain and not itchy.

Possible reaction: This is a nonspecific finding. Could there have been a skin reaction to condom, spermatacide cream, detergents? Has your partner had a vaginal infection, std or significant discharge? Apparently you haven't seen any blistering suggesting herpes. If skin changes persist, consult a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a flakey pale dry patch on my penis and its got an itchy sensation I haven't itched it but just realised a slight skin cut what can it be?

I have a flakey pale dry patch on my penis and its got an itchy sensation I haven't itched it but just realised a slight skin cut what can it be?

Get it checked.: Are you circumcised or not? Did you have recent sexual activity involving penile contact? Though your symptoms don't sound serious, STDs & other inflammatory conditions can take many forms & must not be overlooked. You should discuss this with your primary medical provider, specialist or local STD clinic. ...Read more

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Flacky and dry skin and irritation on penis. Please help its feels like to scratch the skin on penis as well the penis area is itchy I m 18 n worried?

See below: May be fungal infection (like jock itch that has extended to penis) or might be psoriasis. Can try otc antifungal cream (lamisil) on affected areas; keep area clean & dry (talcum powder or antifungal spray [cruex/tinactin/desenex. ] & wash underwear, towels, bedding in hot water (w/ bleach if possible). May take 2-3 weeks to clear. See pcp to get his/her diagnosis & treatment options. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is u have a white or kindda dry look on ur penis shaft, what does that means? Fungi bacteria? , when is wet it turns normal but dry is white and itchy

Is u have a white or kindda dry look on ur penis shaft, what does that means? Fungi bacteria? , when is wet it turns normal but dry is white and itchy

Get checked out: It could be many things. Scabies, yeast, reaction to condoms. I would change condoms (if you're using them), try an over the counter jock itch medication and if not better see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on my penis and my pubic hair area is itchy what could this be?

Itching Groin: Hi

you may; very well have a common "jock itch' situation where you have a fungal infection of the groin.

You do not need to suffer. But, if simple over the counter anti-fungals are not helping then please get in to see your pediatrician soon. You have nothing to fear. ...Read more

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I had a rash show up on my penis it started out as small bumps but they popped and now the head of my penis has really dry skin it peels and its not itchy or anything

I had a rash show up on my penis it started out as small bumps but they popped and now the head of my penis has really dry skin it peels and its not itchy or anything

A: A rash on your penis definitely warrants medical investigation, meaning a trip to your doctor. You could be dealing with something as simple as an allergic reaction/dermatitis or something more worrisome like an std. Regardless I can't make a good guess without seeing the area in question. Also you may need testing depending on your doctor's diagnosis.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister or scab on the tip of my penis the shaft is dry and itchy what is that and how do I fix it no more info

I have a blood blister or scab on the tip of my penis the shaft is dry and itchy what is that and how do I fix it no more info

Blister: The best way to find out is to have a viral culture of the blister and be evaluated by a doctor; however, blister can be from herpes infection, dry /scaly itch can be for fungal infection, last but not least, any genital lesion can be syphilis because syphilis is called the great imitator. ...Read more

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I been noticing on my penis and testicals the skin is very dry itchy and sort of peeling I am not sexually active And it is also shinny?

I been noticing on my penis and testicals the skin is very dry itchy and sort of peeling I am not sexually active And it is also shinny?

Be checked...: Need a direct look after more detailed history before possibly offering right diagnosis although clinically what you described may represent the picture for psoriasis. For care, try applying topical 1% hydrocortisone skin cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days and see if the symptoms and skin picture may improve and fade. ...Read more

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Mere days (2) after having sex for the first time in 5months my penis is dry, itchy and flaky. Could this be an std? I the sex was quite rough...

Mere days (2) after having sex for the first time in 5months my penis is dry, itchy and flaky. Could this be an std? I the sex was quite rough...

Dry skin?: Might try a skin moisturizer for a couple of days. If no improvement, then should get seen, but sounds like local skin issue and not std. ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash on sctorum. Skin has become very dry and dots are spreading up my penis. Wouldn't say burning sensation but definitely feels warm.?

Non-itchy rash on sctorum. Skin has become very dry and dots are spreading up my penis. Wouldn't say burning sensation but definitely feels warm.?

Needs an exam: A medical visit to either the dermatologist or urologist would allow a thorough exam of the involved genital skin to arrive at a diagnosis/treatment. Fungal-type infections come to mind from your description, and these can be treated with topical creams. ...Read more

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Suffering from dry flaky skin on the penis. Used my wife's monistat 4 wks ago due to itchy bumps cause she had a yeast infec. What is wrong with me?

Suffering from dry flaky skin on the penis. Used my wife's monistat 4 wks ago due to itchy bumps cause she had a yeast infec. What is wrong with me?

Dermatitis?: This might just be healing of your apparent penile yeast infection. Or some other dermatitis. It doesn't sound serious, and no STD would do this. Beyon that, there's no way to judge the cause in any more detail. Get professionally evaluated if it continues and/or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Inside of my foreskin is red and itchy. Sometimes there is some yellowish white substance is coming out o fit. I am using clotrimazole cream and still it is itchy. Sometimes the tip of the penis becomes red. Tip of the penis is very dry and pains while str

Inside of my foreskin is red and itchy. Sometimes there is some yellowish white substance is coming out o fit. I am using clotrimazole cream and still it is itchy. Sometimes the tip of the penis becomes red. Tip of the penis is very dry and pains while str

You: You should have this examined by your primary care doctor and - if they think you need a specialist evaluation - possibly by a urologist. It may be that you have inflammation or infection in the foreskin, and that can lead to difficult pulling back the foreskin, a condition called phimosis. A red lesion on the foreskin or head of the penis could potentially be something more concerning like bowens' disease of the penis, so you should have it inspected. ...Read more

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A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

Dermatology consult: I would recommend a dermatology consult if you have already tried and antifungal and antibacterial treatment. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between a fungal infection vs contact dermatitis vs eczema or other allergic or atopic dermatitis. Since you have had this for 2-3 months, it is time to have a specialist take a look at it if possible. ...Read more

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Some skin colored bumps appeared of approx 1-2mm small on penis foreskin and on scrotum. Some bumps are dry and they are very itchy. How to treat them?

Some skin colored bumps appeared of approx 1-2mm small on penis foreskin and on scrotum. Some bumps are dry and they are very itchy. How to treat them?

POSSIBLE Fordyce: Spots, which are visible seabaceous glands. Please see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am having severe itching on my genitals. There are some lumps on my scrotum and penis and it is very itchy and painful. Skin is also dry

I am having severe itching on my genitals. There are some lumps on my scrotum and penis and it is very itchy and painful. Skin is also dry

Lumps on Genitals: If you have a lump on your genital area you need to go see a doctor as soon as possible. It's very difficult to make assessments based on the information you have given over the internet. ...Read more

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I have tinea versicolor in the testicles and tip of penis. It gets itchy and dry. The doctor sent me a salycilic acid wash. Makes sense?

I have tinea versicolor in the testicles and tip of penis. It gets itchy and dry. The doctor sent me a salycilic acid wash. Makes sense?

Yes: Give the prescribed treatment a try.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Hard to say: The best approach is finding out what might have caused the problem in the first place. On the other hand, there is little hard in trying topical hydrocortisone for 2-3 days. If problem persists or gets worse, see your doctor. (? latex allergy from condom) ...Read more