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What could cause skin peeling and redness on the penis?

What could cause skin peeling and redness on the penis?

Yeast: Usually this is a yeast infection, like athlete's foot. Same bug. Could be mechanical damage, std or believe it or not sun damage or exposure to uv light (suntanning salon). If it itches, usually yeast. But, like you have heard me say, can't diagnosis a rash over the internet or phone. ...Read more

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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more


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I have peeling skin on the head of my penis. It's red and itchy. What is this?

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. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, I also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, I also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

Need evaluation: You should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

Infection? Eczema?: It may simply be a hygiene problem. If you are uncircumcised, washing under the foreskin is a must. Sometimes a rash appears after intercourse which may be related to your partner's yeast. She (and you) may need treatment. Skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema could also be the problem as could sensitivity to soap. The nodules may well be related to skin issues; have your doc check. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

Balanitis: It may be an balanitis, an infection of the penis. An antibiotic or anti-fungal may help. A visit with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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There's some redness just below my lips. It looks like skin peeling. What is it? What could have caused it?

There's some redness just below my lips. It looks like skin peeling. What is it? What could have caused it?

See below: This sounds like a contact reaction from some sort of exposure to an irritant or eczema. It could be from biting your lower lip or from licking your lips or sucking on your lower lip. It also could be from anything that you are placing in your mouth and is sticking out and rubbing below your lips. Have your doctor take a look to be sure. You can try some Vaseline or Aquaphor on the area first. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Leave it alone: The best approach is to just leave it alone and let it heal on its own. You were presumably using Clotrimazole for a fungal infection, which will then come back if you use a lot of ointments, steroids, or moisturizers. ...Read more

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What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

Could be: Either lack of lubrication or dried vaginal secretions. If he doesn't have any pain or itching, less likely to be an allergic reaction or infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peeling skin on my penis?

What to do if I have peeling skin on my penis?

Here are some. ..: Skin peeling usually indicates a skin disorder of chronic nature. Without a direct look at it, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of the concerns over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have these peeling skin on the head of my penis. What would it be?

I have these peeling skin on the head of my penis. What would it be?

Here are some. ..: Without a look at what you described, it's hard to offer a decent advice although chronic inflammation, i.e., balanoposthitis, related with long tight foreskin, or psoriasis would first come to mind. Clinically, you may try applying topical antifungal + steroid cream lightly 1-2 daily after gentle cleansing for 4-5 days and see. If not improved as wished, see urologist for confirmation, Rx, &. .. ...Read more

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Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

See Md: There are several possible causes of skin irritation/rash on shaft of penis. If you are uncircumcised and you do not often retract the foreskin and clean the area, the old skin cells/oil / debris may cause irritation. Some men get eczema of the area and need steroid cream. It could also be a fungal infection like "jock itch". See your md for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why is the skin peeling on my penis glans even though it's moist (I'm uncircumcised)?

Here are some. ..: Your most reasonable bid to effectively care for what you described is go to see a urologist who will review the story about what you have experienced and decide if trying topical Rx with antifungal - steroid cream + heighten topical hygiene would help control what you got or if circumcision be the way to go for long-term care. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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2weeks skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin foreskin swollen bad?

2weeks skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin foreskin swollen bad?

Female Penis?: Any way......if you have a reconstructed penis....see PMD.....it can be STD/just simple MRSA infection. ...Read more

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My finance has very dry peeling skin on his penis and has no STDs what could be wrong?

Dermatitis: I would think that either it is due to irritation from friction or a low grade yeast infection. If due to irritation due to friction then a moisterizer and avoiding the friction that is irritatiing the glans will work. If a low grade yeast infection then over the counter Clotrimazole two to three times a day will also work a majority of the time. ...Read more

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Iam experiencing very light pink rash on the tip of my penis. Little itchy to the point where I can resist. Had peeling skin on inside of foreskin?

Iam experiencing very light pink rash on the tip of my penis. Little itchy to the point where I can resist. Had peeling skin on inside of foreskin?

Rash on genitals: Sounds like a minor infection (like yeast, not an STD). get LOTRIMIN (clotrimazole) cream at the grocery store (generic version is fine) and use it twice a day for a couple of days. See your doctor right away if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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I have very dry and peeling skin on my penis head, there's also three small bumps on my penis head one even scabbed over but was leaking clear yellowi?

I have very dry and peeling skin on my penis head, there's also three small bumps on my penis head one even scabbed over but was leaking clear yellowi?

See doctor: You need to see doctor, have culture done, and depending on history--evaluation for transmitted diseases. Do this today if possible.
Do not take chances. You may be prescribed medications before cultures are returned.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I've had a rash or two on the glans of my penis since a week. I tried applying canesten & olive oil for days. Doesn't work. Skin peeling off from rash?

I've had a rash or two on the glans of my penis since a week. I tried applying canesten & olive oil for days. Doesn't work. Skin peeling off from rash?

Need skin exam: These spots could be lichen plans, psoriasis, Reiter's syndrome.
Complete skin, nail and oral exam are needed to differentiate.
History of arthritis or recent pain on urination are pertinent, as are blood tests for std ...Read more

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I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

Not an STD: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. None of these STDs (nor any other) cause "peeling skin". Even if one of your STD tests had been positive, it would not explain this symptom. Any number of non-STD skin conditions could be possible. See a clinic or doctor for professional evaluation. Stay relaxed in the meantime; probably it isn't serious. ...Read more

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I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

Probably: This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. ...Read more