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Dry Red Penis
I have dry red marks on my penis on again off again for months now. When I apply moisturizing cream it goes away. But when I stop it recur. Help.?
I had an oil and dry handjob, there was no cuts on my penis but a small inflammation/redness, do I have a risk for "HIV" and do I need testing?
Which STD can cause a red and dry skin on penis? I have a redness on my penis appered 5 day after viginal intercourse. I had all STD check came bk clean
Fungal or contact: Rashes in the genital area could be a fungal infection like candida or tinea cruris, which is not considered an std, but could be acquired that way, or a contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction to a chemical to the condom or a gel in the condom, if you used one. A fungal rash is rx with Clotrimazole cream or spray. An allergic rash to hydrocortisone. Herpes and warts look different. ...Read more
Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?
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
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
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
Normal: Tiny glands on the male penis can resemble boils when irritated ...Read more
Condom: Several possibilities. If the condom contained a spermicide, it may be a chemical irritation. You may have a mild latex allergy. You may be developing a yeast dermatitis. In any case it likely will be self limiting. You may want to apply some 1% cortisone cream and Nystatin cream. ...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.
Isolated community nodoc red lumps on my penis (uncircumcised) and around there and they are dry and won't go away its been 3 months always safe sexto?
Psoriasis is common: On the head of the penis. It looks like red areas, often circular, and can be quite scaly or flaky. Psoriasis is not contagious. You can try a few days of 1% Hydrocortisone cream (over the counter) but it would be advisable to see a dermatologist to confirm that this is what's going on. In general we try to avoid steroid creams on the genitals unless you know for certain the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have small red dots or patches on my penis and recently I noticed that some part of the skin got dry and peeling off?
It could be: Viral infection or even std. Best to have it checked out by a urologist. ...Read more
I have 1 tiny red dot on the left side of the head of my penis. My skin looks a little dry and shaft skin looks wrinkled. No pain at all? Any opinions?
I noticed that I have flaky dry skin on the shaft of my penis along with a single red dot towards the top of it. Is it anything to be concerned about?
Yes: Please seek medical attention, you could have an sexuality tram it Ted infection ...Read more
My penis becomes very itchy at points and when I scratch it, it swells and turns red, its become scaly and dry. What is this? Please help.
Had a small red patch of skin on penis, little itch, some peeling. Went away after a couple of days. Just dry skin or should I be concerned?
Test for STD: You are better off getting tested for std including syphillis. ...Read more
I have a big red spot on top of head of penis it doesn't hurt or itch and it ain't sensitive but when it get really dry skin starts to flake off?
Exterior penis skin. Skin at base shaft has a red patch, was told it's fungal. I also have some dry skin and spots. How can I improve the condition?
Fungal cream: If this is really 'fungal' - it should respond to an anti-fungal cream. Something like clotrimazole 1% twice a day for a week would be worth trying. Fungus in the groin region LOVES moisture - so try keeping it as dry as possible. Baby powder, a fan, wearing a towel - those are things that might help. If no relief with antifungal cream, go back to the doc and make sure this isn't an STD. Take care ...Read more
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
Why Does my Vagina itch really bad and my husband's head on his penis have red dots with dry skin on head and itch as well?
Sounds like candida: So try Monistat OTC for both of you ...Read more
I had sex with my girlfriend long after she went dry. The next morning I had a red bump at the base of my penis. Is this just from friction?
Possibly: If there is no discharge or pain it should be fine to just monitor ...Read more
Penis wounds problem on my penis shaft & I finished antibiotics course. Now my penis so dry itchy & redness. How can I back my old penis skin?
Antibiotics doesn't: Typically make dry itchy red penis. See doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Penis wounds problem on my penis shaft & I finished antibiotics course. Now my penis so dry ittchy & redness. How can I back my old penis skin?
In time: Keep the area clean and dry and slowly normal skin texture should develop, but it may take weeks. ...Read more
Can the winter weather affect my penis? I am dry and sore. The area is red with some glossy look to it. My penis does not itch. Please. Help wath ca
Here are some. ..: Wintry dry season definitely may cause dry skin especially in the often exposed skin such as extremities in the elderly of the northern country. If what you see has been annually recurrent, one can say it is related with season as described. If not, one needs to consider something else; to confirm what it's, seek professional evaluation with more Hx and direct inspection so to decide what it's... ...Read more