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Dry And Dead Skin On Penis Head
I have used retin A (tretinoin) cream on penis head only 2 days. Now skin is rough, dead and dry. Can it be healed properly? How long will it take? What to apply?
Stop RetinA: Do not use this on the penis. It is never used there. It is always irritating. Water is OK. Use something lubricating such as vaseline or Aquaphor. It will heal in a few days. ...Read more
I've had this jock itch for months now. My penis, the ring area gets very dry and doesn't feel soft but ruff skin. Almost like dead skin. Also my test?
Jock itch: Please seek medical advice for a good physical exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Flaky dead skin on penis peeled it off & wound appeared, wound healed in days. Days after - itch over groin and inner thighs, worse in warm water, using antifungal cream/ Aveeno moisturiser cream together seperately. Is that ok? 7 days Hardly improved.
If the wound was-: -open & liquidity & painless, second stage syphylis (sp). Easy 2 Dx by a swab & microscope. That is a long shot, saw 1 in my lifetime. If not, make an appointment with a dermatologist or urologist. ...Read more
Have red sores underneath penis causes irritation and pain when uncleaned for 4+ hours a layer of dead skin like substance forms over the sores?
Husband is uncircumcised, his penis has white flakes like dead skin and is irritated. I am getting over BV. Could I have given it to him and what can he do to get rid of it?
Yeast?: Gardnerella vaginitis is a common bacteria and one of the major players in vaginosis. BV isn’t passed through sex and men won’t catch it. It is possible that he has a yeast infection or some steroid responsive dermatoses. He can try a topical OTC antifungal like Nystatin, Monistat, Tenactin combined with a 1% hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement, he should see MD for more indepth evaluation. ...Read more
My husband penis is peeling off dead skin. Not only the tip but on the actual penis. We do have intercourse while I'm on my period in a long time?
Here are some. ..: See a urologist so to work together & see what can be done about it. If hygiene-related, improve it with gentle cleansing / drying; if long-tight-foreskin-related, consider circumcision; if overuse-related, moderate its use and be gentle. Clinically, gingerly applying cream for dry skin could be tried. If still in doubt, see urologist or dermatologist timely. At times, coping is the only means... ...Read more
Dry patch: Without an examination it is impossible to tell. See your doctor. ...Read more
My head of penis has gone dry. What should I do for it? Will soframycin work for it? Any home remedies?
Stop medicating: Get it checked by a dermatologist- cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
Hi dr this month I started getting red dots that are smooth and painless on my penis head and the one on the side looks a little dry help me?
Most likely fungus: Sounds like a fungal infection to me. Try applying a good athlete's foot cream. If you've got a sexual partner, she may have a yeast infection, which could be the source. She should get treated, too. By the way, I'm from Stockton. Graduated from Lincoln High in 1960. ...Read more
A friend of mine recently had the head of his penis come in contact with dry ice. Should he be worried about becoming sterile or anything else?
The skin at the around the head of my penis is dry and the skin has split, and on the head of my penis it sometimes looks dry and ashy... Why?
Balanitis: Treatment depends on the cause of the balanitis. For example, balanitis that is caused by bacteria may be treated with antibiotic pills or creams. Balanitis that occurs with skin diseases may respond to steroid creams. Anti-fungal creams will be prescribed if it is due to a fungus. ...Read more
Normal: Tiny glands on the male penis can resemble boils when irritated ...Read more
I'm 16 young man, I have notice that there is dry wrinkled under my circumsised penis head. I'm really worried!!! Help?
Go: Go see a Urologist they know best if this is a problem ...Read more
The head of my penis is dry. And also the "shaft". On the head, the dry skin come and go once in awhile. Can I know what's the reason for this?
Penis: This is most likely a dermatitiis. Can be from soaps, detergents or liqiuds appllied to the penis for various reasons. If it persists get examined as there are other much less likey causes that may require medical teasting and treatment. ...Read more
My mate told me after masterbation The tip of his penis hurts and that there's a dry spot near the head of the penis I want to help suggestions?
Very Small flesh colored bumps showed around the head of penis no where else about 4mths ago no pain no oozing entire penis was dry for a week or 2?
Pearly Penile Papules:
What you described is consistent with penile pearly papules, which are harmless.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My penis's skin has been dry at the edge of the head and the shaft. Part of d head is red and the skin is dry. Dry skin peals off then proces repeats.
I have this problem with my penis first of all I'm uncircumcised and I can retract my foreskin, my penis head is very sensitive, dry and it hurts help?
I had a white coloured cream like material under my foreskin below the head of the penis. I cleaned it away and dried it. It has not reappeared but it?
Smegma: This is normal if you do not clean under your foreskin, which you should. ...Read more
Harsh chemicals: There are some additives to chapstick or lip balms in general that may not be tolerated by the glans penis. ...Read more
Irritation?: Possibly irritation? You can moisturize with a cream or ointment and see if that helps the problem ...Read more
I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?
Many factors...: ...including: friction caused by rubbing against clothing, foreplay, intercourse or masturbation. Laundry detergents/lotions/different soaps. Eczema which can be treated with a steroid cream, OTC or prescribed. Could be a fungus, which may require prescribed topical cream. Use fragrance free mild soap, wear cotton underwear, use extra rinse in wash, use lubricant for sex, etc. See doc if persists. ...Read more