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Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Hygiene: We all slough a cell layer of surface skin cells every day. On the scalp it is dandruff, on the head of penis it is smegma. Uncircumcised boys, not used to retracting their foreskins and wiping away smegma/dead skin cells may think that the penis is pealing. It is normal skin desquamation (shedding). ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Dry broken skin around his foreskin and in a lot of pain as the skin is cut up and peeling away no pain during urination, how can it be resolved?

Dry broken skin around his foreskin and in a lot of pain as the skin is cut up and peeling away no pain during urination, how can it be resolved?

Are you kidding?: Resolved? He must go to the doctor and get a diagnosis of what kind of infection he has. Then a treatment will be prescribed or recommended. He MUST be seen today. ...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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First time peeling my foreskin back and penis seems swollen? Is this normal?

First time peeling my foreskin back and penis seems swollen? Is this normal?

Foreskin: If the skin is tight, you should see a urologist for therapy. If the skin is not tight, but the penis seems swollen, you should see a urologist. ...Read more

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My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?

My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?

See remark: You may have infection from what you describe? You are uncircumcised.Please sit a tub of warm soapy water for 5 minutes 2 times a day,After drying apply some antibiotic ointment to area. Do this for couple of days.If no response,check with a doctor,or visit local health clinic in your town. Good luck ...Read more

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I have rash on the tip of my penis and what looks like peeling as i pull the foreskin back. What could this be?

I have  rash on the tip of my penis and what looks like peeling as i pull the foreskin back. What could this be?

Any number of things: Psoriasis, balanitis, fungal infection, or simply irritation. I would try some Hydrocortisone cream on it and see what happens. Topical ketoconazole would be my Next Choice ( anti-fungal). If it doesn't clear, see your doctor. At your age, penile cancer is moot! ...Read more

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I have a really bad rash in my genitals and seems to be getting larger and on the foreskin. The skin is peeling and getting redder and painful.

I have a really bad rash in my genitals and seems to be getting larger and on the foreskin. The skin is peeling and getting redder and painful.

See doctor: If you use a latex condom, the rash may be from latex allergy which may not show up until many hours after using. Another issue may well be an infection such as a candida infection especially if uncircumcised. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more