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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