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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
My penis and balls are very itchy and gets swollen moments after scratching. Sexually inactive. After a day or 2 the skin is scaly.
Red inch wide circular mark groin/base of penis area. Not itchy or swollen or sore. Red ring with skin coloured inside area.
Ringworm: What you described is consistent with ringworm infection. Try an over the counter medication for ringworm. If that does not help, it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Summertime penile syndrome?My 5 yr old has a swollen and red penis on one side. No pain little itchy. Noticed today.No bite mark, red spot
Irritation: Irritation caused by something unknown to me is the probable cause. Clean and apply vaseline several times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see the pediatrician. ...Read more
Hello - I have a number of what I believe are bug bites on my legs also seems like on my penis-red, itchy and swollen. Any thoughts on what to do?
I found white thick pus from my penis' urethral after unprotected anal sex 20 hr ago. My penis is not swollen, painful or itchy. What could I have got?
My foreskin is swollen around the head of my penis. Some yellow discharge comes out the pee hole, not really itchy, what is it and what can I do?
STD: Gonorrhea? NGU?: You have urethritis, i.e. inflammation/infection in the urinary passage. Almost certainly it is an STD, probably gonorrhea; but perhaps nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which often is due to chlamydia. Herpes also is a possibility. You need to see a doctor immediately for diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay; it will only become more serious and painful. Good luck. ...Read more
Usual symptoms: 2nd time in 2 weeks I felt swelling in bottom of my foot, itchy, painful tot walk. This morning woke up with swollen scrotum and penis?
The other day I had a few clear in color blisters on the side of my penis. It kind of looked liked poison ivy maybe. I squeezed them and woke up the next day with the skin extremely swollen and is now very itchy. It has been three days now. I have tried
Contact dermatitis: Poison ivy can get on your penis if you touch a plant and then your privates. If you did that, about 2-3 days later, it would do exactly what you describe, and the itching normally lasts about 3 weeks. The itching is normally quite severe, so it would be best if you saw your doctor and got prescription medication and made sure the diagnosis is correct. Rashes have to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more
Very itchy scrotum and tip of penis, taken canestan, fluclonazole, no avail.Swollen penis foreskin and anal fissures, what could it be?It's depressing!
Eczema: Sometimes eczema acts similarly to 'jock itch' but doesnt respond to anti-fungals. You can try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (used for diaper rash) for relief until you can see a doctor, see if a steroid might be helpful, but should be used cautiously in that area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After I have intercourse, my penis feels swollen and small red dots appear on the glans. It can be itchy and uncomfortabke. Blood/urine test clear std?
Yes, get tested.: You should absolutely visit your doctor. Your doctor should do a physical exam. Make sure you ask to be tested for stds. If you have had multiple partners, high-risk partners, high-risk intercourse, or unprotected intercourse, you should consider being tested for HIV as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer