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Sore red rash on glans penis & forskin. Rash comes & goes but always uncomfortable. Tested for STDs & treated for balanitis. Had 2 UTI in 7 months.

Sore red rash on glans penis & forskin. Rash comes & goes but always uncomfortable. Tested for STDs & treated for balanitis. Had 2 UTI in 7 months.

Dermatitis: While infection with yeast is the most common culprit, if this has been ruled out you may have genital psoriasis. Keep the area clean, dry, minimize trauma, and try a low-dose topical steroid. Your treating doctor may need to consider a biopsy if the site does not clear.

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Red rashes on glans penis and inside foreskin. Red patches and itchy. I live in a hostel.

Red rashes on glans penis and inside foreskin. Red patches and itchy. I live in a hostel.

Balanitis, phimosis: This is due to a tiny amount of URINE trapped under the foreskin. Yeasts and smegma bacteria ferment the urine into irritating products. Circumcision is a quick and easy cure. Castellani solution is very effective. Always hold back the foreskin during urination and hold back for a minute after. After urinating rinse off or blot with a tissue.

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Red rash on glans penis. Sore penis. Groin pain. Occasional back pain. Urinating frequently. Treated for balanitis with no improvment. 2 UTI in 6 mon.

Red rash on glans penis. Sore penis. Groin pain. Occasional back pain. Urinating frequently. Treated for balanitis with no improvment. 2 UTI in 6 mon.

Penis and Prostate: Wow. This is frustrating for you I am sure. I wish you were here so I can go over all of this one problem at a time. I worried you have a prostate infection extending into the bladder. The back pain is usually a sign that you need appropriate antibiotics. Rash is often fungal or "jock itch". But, staph infections can also infect this area when there is sores. I always worry about syphilis...

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I have a rash on my penis glans. How do I get rid of it?

I have a rash on my penis glans. How do I get rid of it?

Depends upon what: It is, and since we can't see it on the internet, have your doctor look at it.

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I have slight rugburn like rash on penis glans but no itchiness and no sensation when urinating. Would those symptoms be present if male yeast infect?

I have slight rugburn like rash on penis glans but no itchiness and no sensation when urinating. Would those symptoms be present if male yeast infect?

Needs to be seen: It doesn't sound like a typical yeast infection. Have it examined and consider other diagnoses and get cultures. All the best.

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Why won't my penis rash go away?

Why won't my penis rash go away?

Get seen, buddy!: If you've had redness for two weeks or more, there's the off-chance that it's premalignancy. Do get it seen.

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Mild penis rash, what should I do?

Mild penis rash, what should I do?

Here are some. ..: Do: improve topical hygiene by gentle cleansing and drying, especially related with long/tight foreskin; judicously apply topical antifungal cream with or without steroid once daily for not more than 1 week. If frequently recurred and related with long foreskin, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. If still in doubt, ask Doc. Best wish. ..

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Wondering why won't this penis rash go away?

Wondering why won't this penis rash go away?

Penile rash: Penile rashes have different causes. Without direct examination, is hard to say.

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What can be done for a penis rash from facecream?

What can be done for a penis rash from facecream?

Treat dermatitis: You're probably allergic to it and have learned something; these rashes are usually managed easily by topical Hydrocortisone over-the-counter. If severe, your physician can give you something stronger. Good luck.

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What could be the cause of my son's penis rash if he's only 6?

Skin irritation: Usually, these rashes occur from local irritation. A type of diaper rash can occur if the penile skin is exposed to the moisture and abrasion of wet underwear. More rarely, allergic reactions that present in the skin are sometimes seen in the groin. Try to keep the area clean and dry with nightly sitz baths.

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Penis rash and shedding skin?

Penis rash and shedding skin?

See your doctor: Any rash on the penis needs to be seen to be diagnosed, and can be due to a sexually transmitted disease.

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Is it possible to get a penis rash from heat?

Here are some. ..: Yes, it's possible and especially at the deep skin folds like the areas in the groin or armpits; for the penis, it is long foreskin. But heat rash may occur on certain spots of the flat skin surface and may vary among individuals, depending on age, etc. If more doubt, see a pro-inspection and counseling timely.

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What to do if penis rash looks like rug burn but also has cuts /open wound?

What to do if penis rash looks like rug burn but also has cuts /open wound?

If there is no: Reason for your penis to abraded - would recommend medical evaluation.

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What could have caused a penis rash that looks like rug burn? It also has cuts /open wound)?

What could have caused a penis rash that looks like rug burn? It also has cuts /open wound)?

If you have not: Engaged in any activities that would account for this - medical evaluation would be prudent. Take care.

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Why is my penis red & I have a painful scrotum & penile rash?

Why is my penis red & I have a painful scrotum & penile rash?

Possible yeast: You could have a candidal infection that could be helped via otc creams. Ie lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat. Possible a contact dermatitis due to condom. If using and no response to above consider stop using and try otc Hydrocortisone cream. May need to see pcp if persists.

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Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

May not be STD: Since most STD's would cause irritation or itching, your penile rash may be due to some other cause. Pl get it checked for a definitive diagnosis. Feel better

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