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Is it safe to use menthol wig campor an phenol on penis for irritated skin conditions?

Is it safe to use menthol wig campor an phenol on penis for irritated skin conditions?

I would avoid : Using on such a sensitive area. Consult your doctor and treat the area with the guidance of your doctor. Do not mess with this area. ...Read more

Dr. James Mirabile
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Dry/irritated skin on penis. (red patches, white flaky skin, red) happened after masterbation and poor hygiene the following days. How to care for it?

Dry/irritated skin on penis. (red patches, white flaky skin, red) happened after masterbation and poor hygiene the following days. How to care for it?

Yeast: I would recommend regular soap and water. Your description is suggestive of a yeast infection in which case you consider a topical antifungal. ...Read more

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I have itching on my skin of my penis head. No discharge just itching and tiny pinkish whitish dots. Skin looks a little irritated. I'm nervous help?

I have itching on my skin of my penis head. No discharge just itching and tiny pinkish whitish dots. Skin looks a little irritated. I'm nervous help?

Tough to say: Diagnosing rashes over the computer is very hard. Little "pinkish whitish dots" do not sound too worrisome, but see a dr. For a history and physical. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have noticed today that under the head of my penis there is an irritated red circle with a definite dip in the middle . During sex it gets irritate?

I have noticed today that under the head of my penis there is an irritated red circle with a definite dip in the middle
.  During sex it gets irritate?

Here are some ...: Single lesion of the described feature may suggest a viral infection - molluscum contagiosum, but it rarely appears at that location as a single lesion. Clinically, I still consider it's related with long foreskin. Yet, in reality, it's most logical and beneficial to have Doc take a look now. Online inquiry and guessing would not suffice to address the issue clearly for you. So, see & work closely ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen skin around the head of my penis and red blotches on the head. No sores, but feels irritated.?

Balanitis-posthitis: Most such skin reactions on the penis are due to fungi. This is known as balanoposthitis. See a urologist or your family doctor for a topical cream. ...Read more

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The foreskin on my penis is very red and irritated, and i sometimes feel pain in the head of the penis, my foreskin is not tight. What is this?

The foreskin on my penis is very red and irritated, and i sometimes feel pain in the head of the penis, my foreskin is not tight. What is this?

Still...: Without direct inspection, it's hard to firmly state what it's; but the most common condition is still long-foreskin-related inflammation / yeast infection. So, keep the glans penis and foreskin clean ; dry after washed with tap water ; apply topical cream thinly with the ingredients of steroid and anti-fungus drugs. If not improved as expected in 1-2 wks, see urologist for possible circumcision. ...Read more

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Pain in tip of penis gland looks swollen n hurts when I touch.If erection when skin retracts hurts, not circumsided, looks irritated, can't touch head?

Pain in tip of penis gland looks swollen n hurts when I touch.If erection when skin retracts hurts, not circumsided, looks irritated, can't touch head?

Infection: Swelling, redness, and pain are all signs of inflammation and possibly infection. They could be symptoms of an std, and you might consider making a doctor's appointment to have some testing done. ...Read more

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Small bumps on the skin of my penis about a month ago and not gone away. hope they are hair follicles that are irritated from shaving, suggestions?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur.com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can write to us again with the URL listed> will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Ok so the skin between my vagina and anus burns when i touch it and is irritated i recently got waxed and ate out no bumps but he rubbe penis on me ?

Ok so the skin between my vagina and anus burns when i touch it and is irritated i recently got waxed and ate out no bumps but he rubbe penis on me ?

Mechanical irritatio: Mechanical irritation can cause a burning irritation of the skin. We see this most often as a rope-burn or "strawberry" when skin slides on the floor or a rope. If you leave the skin alone, it will generally heal within a week. Watch for a secondary bacterial infection anywhere the skin has been broken. ...Read more

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I have a red irritated circle like rash on my penis head. What caused this& how can I get rid of it? I've had it for about 3 days& it sometimes hurts

I have a red irritated circle like rash on my penis head. What caused this& how can I get rid of it? I've had it for about 3 days& it sometimes hurts

Requires exam: If you cant get to a local urgent care clinic soon, pl consider calling for a live consult with a picture of the rash that would help. Painful genital ulcers may indicate Herpes in sexually active individuals, which requires some testing and promt treatment. Feel better:) ...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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Penis rim is very irritated right before the head of the penis. I also see its a bit lighter in shade and stings a bit. What could this be? I haven't been sexually active in over 6 months.

Penis rim is very irritated right before the head of the penis. I also see its a bit lighter in shade and stings a bit. What could this be? I haven't been sexually active in over 6 months.

Hard to say. : could be a reaction to medication, could be an STD that just started becoming more noticeable, could be a rash, could be from masturbating too much, it could be a number of things. the only way to know for sure is go in to see your doctor and have a history and physical done. ...Read more

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Can infection cause significant damage to the nerves of the penis if done with dirty hands as skin is irritated and loss of feeling in it how to cure?

Can infection cause significant damage to the nerves of the penis if done with dirty hands as skin is irritated and loss of feeling in it how to cure?

Skin infection: Infection can cause significant damage to any part of the body it enters and is frequently related to dirty hands or other thing that can carry an infection. The best treatment for infection is antibiotics. The best way to avoid infection is good hand washing. You should see your doctor if you believe that you have an infection. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Have had a friction burn on my penis head for about 5 months.Seems to get better until I masturbate or have sex then is becomes irritated and blisters?

Have had a friction burn on my penis head for about 5 months.Seems to get better until I masturbate or have sex then is becomes irritated and blisters?

See your doctor so: that this can be properly diagnosed and treated. It sounds like you may also be having a contact reaction, possibly to condoms if you're using them and possibly from any creams/lotions/other substances that may be on your hands during masturbation. ...but it would be best to be seen.... ...Read more

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I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

Probably warts: Venereal warts, due to the ubiquitous hpv. See a doctor who can examine you, and advise about treatment and the importance of informing sexual contacts. ...Read more

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I have got blisters on my penis its on my fore skin penis body shaft even on testes they are irritating well i never had sex please answer?

I have got blisters on my penis its on my fore skin penis body shaft even on testes they are irritating well i never had sex please answer?

Allergy?: Blisters on the genitals usually means herpes, but that isn't possible if you haven't had sex (including oral sex). Maybe an allergy, e.g. to soap or something like that? Are you sure the skin problem is blisters? You'll have to see a doctor in person and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had circumcision sergery this tuesday coz i hv tight skin..But nw it's saturday still my penis forhead irritating it's normal or i hv any infaction?

I had circumcision sergery this tuesday coz i hv tight skin..But nw it's saturday still my penis forhead irritating it's normal or i hv any infaction?

Probably normal...: Post-circ pain is expected from body reaction/inflammation for self-healing after local tissue injury , usually resolved, and gone within 1-2 weeks. Yet, the degree of local pain and swelling reflects not only the degree of tissue injury inciting inflammation for healing also the surgeon's skill which is related with amount of tissue injury. Nonetheless, it's okay as long as getting better... ...Read more

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I have an irritating red skin rash (no bumps) on the left side corona of my penis. Its been there for 24 hours and I haven't had sex in over 5 weeks.

I have an irritating red skin rash (no bumps) on the left side corona of my penis. Its been there for 24 hours and I haven't had sex in over 5 weeks.

Dermatitis: Without and major history of recent sex, etc., it may be a simple contact or irritant dermatitis. Rashes are difficult if not impossible to truly diagnose over the computer, so to get a definitive diagnosis, get the area evaluated so the right diagnosis can be made and then the best treatment can occur for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the head of my penis it is not itchy or irritating and is also not sore what is this and how can I cure this I have not had sex ?

I have a red rash on the head of my penis it is not itchy or irritating and is also not sore what is this and how can I cure this I have not had sex ?

Needs to be seen: Urologist or dermatologist should be able to advise. Can not be diagnosed from your description. R u circumcised or not. This may well be relevant. ...Read more

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Its on and Off pain at the head of my penis .. can be sore at times become irritating .. help ? std ? or normal infection ?

Its on and Off pain at the head of my penis .. can be sore at times become irritating .. help ? std ? or normal infection ?

See remark: What is at head of penis? a lump?,ulcer?a mole?
When did it appear? any new sexual contact ? injury?
If you don't have a doctor,visit City/County Health facility in your town..
You can describe your problem in more detail if you wish ...Read more

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When I pull my penis foreskin down, I can see white under the penis skin. It’s not on the outside, it literally looks like right under the head I have white flesh? It also looks white on the top of the penis, below the rim of the head

When I pull my penis foreskin down, I can see white under the penis skin. It’s not on the outside, it literally looks like right under the head I have white flesh? It also looks white on the top of the penis, below the rim of the head

Pearly penile papule: Without a direct look at, it would be hard to tell what these may be, but they could represent the common occurrence of pearly penilepapules (PPP) or ectopic sebaceous glands (not hair follicle-related). Clinically, they are harmless with no need for Rx although they will stay with you forever since being inborn. More? Seek evaluation and counseling or to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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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 on my penis is dry?

Need more info...: To decide what & how to do with dry skin of penis needs more specifics, relevance, and sequence of events + a direct look. Without such, the following may serve as general care: Just wash & dry gently with no harsh soap or .. and apply topical moisturizing skin cream lightly right after bathing or showering. More? Seek evaluation / counseling or go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best ...Read more

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Why my penis-head is so short?

Why my penis-head is so short?

Penis size variable : Some men just have small heads of penis, just like some men are tall ; others short. Unless you are uncircumcised with phimosis ; can't retract foreskin so that exposed head (glans) looks small. Or you have so called micr-penis, where entire penis is small ; short. ...Read more

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How to fix sensitive penis head?

How to fix sensitive penis head?

I don't know: If your penis head is too sensitive or not. That's not usually the problem. The penis is designed to be sensitive and pleasurable, that's why people have sex. It's a system designed to propagate the species. Usually the problems with early ejaculation are mental -- stress, anxiety, etc. Try going slowly and using other methods of sexual stimulation. Fine a compassionate partner.Check w/doctor rx. ...Read more