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Itchy Swollen Penis
My 13yr old son woke up yesterday to a swollen and itchy penis. What could this be. He is not sexually active?
Bug bites: I find the more common cause of this is bug bites.In my local this is often chiggers, but other bugs can also do it.An occasional case of poison ivy also presents this way.Local application of a weak steroid cream can reduce the itching and the process fades in a few days. Poor hygeine/masterbation are less common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph Infection: This sounds like a common staph bacterial infection of the skin. ...Read more
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Here are some...: Which part of penis is manifesting as described? Whole or distal part (foreskin and glans penis)? New or recurrent? And how long have these symptoms been? To sort the related things out correctly and clear the mystery behind what you feel can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with do for right Dx/Rx ...Read more
I ripped my penis and now it is swollen and. Now its itchy and there is a obvious rash what do I do?
Go to The Doctor: Are you seriously considering not seeking medical attention for this problem? It sounds urgent to me. Pretend you are not the patient and read your question out loud to your self. What would you tell a young man to do with this problem? You need medical attention urgently. ...Read more
Hi! I have a problem with my penis it was bitten by an ant yesterday then it became itchy after 2 hours then it became swollen help me please.
Here are some ...: If what you reported is the first episode, go to urgent care now for evaluation, counseling, and treatment - usually with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical steroid cream + ?a 5-day course of oral steroid. If recurrent and not urgent, you may let the nature run its course or takes the actions in the first scenario. For more detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up because my penis felt itchy. It is swollen at the area below the head. Stopped itching after i washed but still swollen. No recent sex.
Balanitis: without an examination it is impossible to diagnose. this sounds like afungal infection of the glans (head) penis-usually a pea sized drop of clotirmazole cream will cure this; however, it must be seen. ...Read more
Tinea?: may have a fungalinfection and can use topical anti fungal agents ...Read more
What is the symptomps : candida in penis? My meatus tip is swollen. No pain, not itchy. Is that it?
Balanitis: Uncircumcised men are more prone to infection or inflammation of the head of the penis and candida is a frequent cause. Candida can be transmitted from a woman who has a yeast vaginitis. Since bacterial infections of the head of the penis are less common, i recommend applying an anti yeast cream to see if your inflammation clears up. Anti bacterial cream and topical steroid creams could be tried. ...Read more