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2.5 yr old has an inflamed penis, hurts while peeing. Tried lotrimin, (clotrimazole) antibiotic ointment and hydrocortizen but no help. Drs. not worried enough. Help?

2.5 yr old has an inflamed penis, hurts while peeing. Tried lotrimin, (clotrimazole) antibiotic ointment and hydrocortizen but no help. Drs. not worried enough. Help?

Few possibilities: Inflammation of the penis can be related to conditions such as balanitis (swelling of the head of the penis) balanoposthitis (inflammation of foreskin and head of penis in uncircumcised males). It also can be due to urethral irritation or infection. Pain with urination should be evaluated to rule out urinary tract infection. Further evaluation by a physician is needed. ...Read more

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One boy i care for constantly has an inflamed red penis. Two years old and uncircumsised. What can cause this?

One boy i care for constantly has an inflamed red penis. Two years old and uncircumsised. What can cause this?

Infection/irritation: Infection or irritation can both trigger an angry red penis in a 2yr old. It is difficult to advise you without examining the toddler; this requires a "hands on" evaluation to determine the cause then the proper intervention. Call the mother & tell her that you will go with her to see the boy's pediatrician if she is embarrassed or unsure of herself. The child may need antibiotics or minor surgery. ...Read more

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Hi.I am having red inflamed glans penis.1 mm sized 2-3 dots on frenulum.No other problem.When touched it feels discomfortable.

Hi.I am having red inflamed glans penis.1 mm sized 2-3  dots on frenulum.No other problem.When touched it feels discomfortable.

Penis is red : Hi without seeing this directly the most common diagnosis i see with my patients having the same symptoms is that this is either a staph or a strep bacterial infection. It is most likely not an std. But, in most cases it will require antibiotics. So, please go see your trusted medical advisor today or soon. ...Read more

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Sensitive penis head, inflamed glands. I'm a virgin so what caused this?

Sensitive penis head, inflamed glands. I'm a virgin so what caused this?

Balanitis or: paraphimosis are inflammations of the penis head. Paraphimosis only occurs in uncircumsized boys when a tight foreskin is caught behind a swollen glans. Balanitis can be caused by friction, poor hygiene, or allergies to laundry detergent in the non-sexually active man. You can send a direct private message to a HealthTap doctor if you want more specific advice of what to do next. ...Read more

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What to do if penis feels inflamed, neg for STDs though?

What to do if penis feels inflamed, neg for STDs though?

Warm soaks, soak in: tub. By your question, it sounds like you've been examined and had your urine tested; if not, you should. Hold off on masturbating and sexual activity to allow any irritation to heal. If you're using condoms, consider changing to a different brand, latex-free. Contact your doctor again if you've done all of this and are still not better. ...Read more

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I'm negative for STDs, but my penis feels inflamed. What could be wrong?

I'm negative for STDs, but my penis feels inflamed. What could be wrong?

Interior or Exterior: ?? Maybe inflammation of the urethra. Have this medically checked to know. ...Read more

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I have developed diabetes and my penis hurts a lot and I have red inflamed skin on my penis below the head of the penis...What is probably going on?

I have developed diabetes and my penis hurts a lot and I have red inflamed skin on my penis below the head of the penis...What is probably  going on?

Inflammation penis: I have developed diabetes and my penis hurts a lot and I have red inflamed skin on my penis below the head of the penis...What is probably going on? ANS; monilia. Good time for video consult so I can see what it looks like. Here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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My vagina is burning extreamly bad and i have alot of inflamation in my vagina and My boyfriends penis is inflamed and is really red.

My vagina is burning extreamly bad and i have alot of inflamation in my vagina and My boyfriends penis is inflamed and is really red.

Painful: This sounds very painful. Initial thought is yeast infection, as that can cause pain and inflammation. Of course want to rule out any STDs as well. You should avoid intercourse until you have an answer. In the meantime, make an appointment to make sure you get evaluated for STD, but also, before that appt, can try OTC anti-fungal like 5 or 7-day monistat or generic equivalent. ...Read more

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Inflamed, sore. Rash on penis, will this go away without being seen?

Inflamed, sore. Rash on penis, will this go away without being seen?

Diseases and infxn: Psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus/sclerosis, skin cancers are example of diseases coming from your body. Fungal infection/balanititis, herpes, warts, syphilis are examples of infectious processes your have aquired somewhere/somehow. It is difficult to tell what you have based on your question. I recommend getting it checked out by your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have dermatitis on my genital area... Bottom...anus..penis..gets inflamed when I sit on a hard chair... Or after sex...how to get it treated??

Have dermatitis on my genital area... Bottom...anus..penis..gets inflamed when I sit on a hard chair... Or after sex...how to get it treated??

There are many cause: of rashes in the genital areas, but you really need to see a board certified dermatologist for work up and prescriptions based on the cause ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of an HIV infection from an inflamed skin on my penis?

How likely is the contraction of an HIV infection from an inflamed skin on my penis?

Only if: That area comes in contact with bodily secretions from an individual with hiv/aids. That's why protected sex is an important safeguard. ...Read more

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Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain and swollen lymph nodes in my leg i had an ultrasound they said i had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain and swollen lymph nodes in my leg i had an ultrasound they said i had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

All part of the same: Acute epididymitis is usually caused by bacteria and can also effect the penis.You need to continue antibiotics and need to follow up with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain groin, and swollen lymph nodes in my leg i had an ultrasound they said i had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed ?

Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain groin, and swollen lymph nodes in my leg i had an ultrasound they said i had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed ?

Reevaluation: You should be on antibiotics. If you are and you are getting worse so that the infection has spread to your penis, then you need to be evaluated. Inflammation of the skin is termed cellulitis, and should be controlled as soon as possible. Go back to the er first since they will be able to document any changes and contact an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

Two : The two most common reasons for this are related to urinary infection issues or to local trauma, typically from sexual activity. Check with your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I've been having my meatus inflamated for almost 3 months I also have itching and burning it comes and goes and like hot air coming out of my penis?

I've been having my meatus inflamated for almost 3 months I also have itching and burning it comes and goes and like hot air coming out of my penis?

Checked for STD's ?: If you have had any exposure. ever, I would suggest you be checked for chlamydia and other STD's.Some of these can have little or no symptoms. They can do a test on your pee. ...Read more