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Mild Penile Rash
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
See your doctor: Just because a rash is located in the penile area does not mean the end of the world! fear of the unknown is worst than simply having it checked out by your physician . It could just be a simple rash. Have it checked out anyway for reassurance . And get treated early if absolutely necessary! ...Read more
Two dermatologists: If the opinions of two separate dermatologists in separate clinics are the same, then the diagnosis is pretty certain. If still worried, one can see a third dermatologist in another clinic, or get some type of skin biopsy through one of the dermatologists. That means one should have ppo insurance or better, which allows one to have a larger choice of doctors to go to for second or third opinions. ...Read more
Possible yeast: You could have a candidal infection that could be helped via otc creams. Ie lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat. Possible a contact dermatitis due to condom. If using and no response to above consider stop using and try otc Hydrocortisone cream. May need to see pcp if persists. ...Read more
Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.
Here are some ...: Do: improve topical hygiene by gentle cleansing and drying, especially related with long/tight foreskin; judicously apply topical antifungal cream with or without steroid once daily for not more than 1 week. If frequently recurred and related with long foreskin, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. If still in doubt, ask Doc. Best wish ... ...Read more