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Do you think my skin under my penis head is swollen because I bandaged it up because of sores from folliculitis on my head? Two days ago it was fine
Infected?: You shouldn't get folliculitis on the head of your penis. Folliculitis is an infection of hair follicles and there are no hair follicles there. So the sores you had there, and now the swelling that is spreading down the shaft makes me concerned that you might have an infection. Suggest you see your doctor as soon as possible.
Not likely: A folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles usually associated with superficial bacterial infection. Burning of the glans is likely due to another cause - maybe medicine you have been applying to your groin? Burning with urination is a different story and could be related to urinary tract infection or an std.
More typical of herp: If you provide DETAILS a better answer will be possible. How long? Recurrent? EXACT APPEARANCE AND LOCATION.
What's the difference symptom wise between herpes and folliculitis? Can herpes be in pubic hair area or must it be on the penis? Really want advice....
Cocaine abuse. Got rash base penis and like foliculitis on upper legs. Swolen glands heartburn cough comes and goes and I'm always tired please help?
Is this from: withdrawal or continuous abuse-pattern usage? It makes a difference because with the former, some medical attention and continued sobriety portends resolution of symptoms; whereas, with the latter, the symptoms likely will stay the same or get worse. Cocaine abuse is potentially deadly in both the short-and-long-term, so SERIOUSLY consider getting help and quitting. You may need medical help
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt.See 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter.See 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoo: Typically I have patients try an over the counter medicated shampoo such as head and shoulders or Nizoral (ketoconazole) to start, but if that is not effective, I give them a prescription shampoo and sometimes a topical antibiotic to control this pesky condtion. There not a cure for folliculitis, but rather patients can control it with proper meds.
Forever but better: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there.See 1 more doctor answer
Hot tub maintenance: Hot tubs need careful maintenance and attention to chlorine levels and ph. Because the water is hot, chlorine levels need to be fairly high and checked frequently, otherwise bacteria in the water can grow. Showering prior to getting into a hot tub can also reduce contamination. If you are not responsible for the hot tub maintenance, there is no way to tell if it is being done properly.