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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Is he diabetic?: This has nothing to do with your period, but it does suggest he may have an infection or other skin condition in his penis. The most common cause of this is undiagnosed diabetes. He should be checked for this and for any type of infection (it is NOT from you!) ...Read more

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Penis head, dry, flakey, and red. What can I do for relief?

Penis head, dry, flakey, and red. What can I do for relief?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No sterility problem: Has the tip healed ok? Dry eye creates a sort of burn which usually will heal well especially in this well vascularized area. It has no effect on sperm production or potency. ...Read more

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Why my penis head is so dry?

Why my penis head is so dry?

Fungus: You could have a fungal infection...Or eczema. Maybe you're allergic to the lubricant or spermicide in your condoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

Might be fungal: Should have your dr / urgent care dr examine, as might be fungal infection (like w/athlete's foot) and need antifungal. Cannot say for sure over internet, as could also be overly dry skin or eczematous response, or potentially an std. ...Read more

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Smooth red dots in my penis dry around my penis head and foreskin?

Smooth red dots in my penis dry around my penis head and foreskin?

Normal: Tiny glands on the male penis can resemble boils when irritated ...Read more

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When I get an erection, the head of my penis starts going dry and cracks?

When I get an erection, the head of my penis starts going dry and cracks?

Get evaluated: This could be more than one thing. A possible infection or underlying disease process could cause this. Psoriasis can occur on the glans penis (head) and might crack with distension. See your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

A little vaseline: To the dry area will likely take care of the problem. Less vigorous masturbation, in the future, will also help to avoid pain after the self manipulation. ...Read more

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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?

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.
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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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 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?

See a urologist: You likely need to treat with prescription strength steroid cream or require a circumcision. You could apply Bacitracin ointment whilst waiting for your urology appointment. ...Read more

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I am circumcised and since chapstick helps chapped lips why not a dry penis head?

I am circumcised and since chapstick helps chapped lips why not a dry penis head?

Harsh chemicals: There are some additives to chapstick or lip balms in general that may not be tolerated by the glans penis. ...Read more

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What could this small, dry, slightly raised, red, painless spot on head of penis be?

What could this small, dry, slightly raised, red, painless spot on head of penis be?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it is hard to tell what it may be although it could be related to long tight foreskin or rare penile psoriasis. How sort these out correctly? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

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