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Red Patch on Penis:
A red patch on the head of the penis can arise for several reasons. If you are not circumcised, this could be inflammation, called balanitis. Steroid creams help. If you have started any new meds, it could be a fixed drug eruption. Stopping the meds helps, but it is a harmless event.
If it is growing in size and doesn't respond to the above in a week or two, I recommend a urological evaluation. ...Read more
Chckd for HIV nd vdrl. Both r -ve. Bt having pain in rght testis, penis redness, and a slight yellow jelly discharge around the shaft. Plz help
Urology eval: Get ye to a urologist for full evaluation including culture of the discharge and possible ultrasound of the testicles. ...Read more
Thrush and others: If you are uncircumcised, a yeast infection (thrush) could do this, but so could be "nonspecific" banalitis, bacterial overgrowth, or other causes. Best to be professionally evaluated. Or you could try simple hygiene first -- retract foreskin and wash with soap and water twice a day -- then get care if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more
I have swelling in my pelvic/pubic area and on the top of the shaft of my penis. Not redness. No discomfort or pain to speak of?
Here are some...: Simple step to solve this concern is see a urologist although prominent mons pubis or lipoma or sebaceous cyst, etc. To get these efforts done correctly, follow the instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc. ...Read more
I have skin peeling just under the tip of my penis, leaving redness behindThere is no itch or burn No rash.
Hi...I was taking Augmentin for 2 days and developed a rash on my leg and on the head of my penis, the redness on my leg is going away but on my peni?
Reasonable to. ..: To suspect skin reaction (allergy) after taking a drug like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is reasonable but not confirmative. Being not anaphylactic in nature, future repetitive experience may tell. At present, just leave it alone if bearable or just apply steroid-containing skin cream lightly 1-2 times daily and watch for 3-5 days; if not resolving as wished or worsening, seek evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
Inflammation on head of penis and redness, got tested for every std, and negative. Dr. said yeast, took flucanzole and now have rash on testicles?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Here are some...:
See a urologist to see if you got long foreskin-related inflammation or psoriasis as soon as possible, but not urgent. To get things done right, follow instructions in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more
Not likely herpes:
a herpes infection is unlikely to last 2 months. We would have to look at other causes of this problem.
psoriasis, contact dermatitis from soaps, and lubricants used during sexual activity. A rash on the scalp. For example, or the knees and elbows would make this more likely psoriasis. The causes of a rash in this area of the body are usually complex and require patience. ...Read more
I have a small patch of tiny bumps on the side of my penis. No ichting, redness, skin irritation, dis-coloring or changes to this patch. What do I do?
See DR: Best is to see a dermatologist. Next best a urologist. ...Read more
My skin on penis is peeling of (not the top of penis, its end of penis) and somewhat redness is observed, I hv a bit of itching in that area and I am worried..... Plz help...what should I do???
Get Checked: There are several conditions that can cause this, and it sounds like one called balanitis. Common causes are fungal infections, but can also be bacterial or allergic. You should see a dermatologist for a full evaluation in your case. You may try diphenhydramine (brand Benadryl) for symptoms until it is evaluated and treated. ...Read more
My 7yo woke up w/ the skin around the underside of his penis red and swollen. He is circumcised. What could this be?
Idiopathic edema or: Insect bite. Should resolve spontaeously within 48 hours see a dr. Soon if painful if not see a dr. After 48 hours if necessary. ...Read more
I had unprotected anal sex a month ago, now I'm noticing a white thing on my penis, and a redness on the skin by the foreskin?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
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?
Short, dark, thin straight line leading from top edge of urethra opening then back towards the body on head of penis. No irritation redness, or bumps?
Here are some...: Without a direct look, it's hard to offer accurate Dx; but the described quiescence most likely support its harmlessness. So, just watch and see, and don't pick on it. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling preferably by urologist. Nonetheless, following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html will help get the healthcare done correctly as needed. Best wish... ...Read more
Every few months 3 y/o uncircumcised sons penis red swollen painful. No uti. Can urinate fine. Dr says trying to retract and normal.
See urologist: The boy with uncircumcised penis may get swollen penis, but it is O.K. as long as skin can be retracted. This condition usually resolve by 5-6 years of age. You may use hydrocortisone skin ointment to relieve pain and swelling. Since your son is getting it repeatedly, your may need circumcision so better consult urologist and get his opinion. ...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?
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
Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?
Other thoughts: Just because the steroid isn't working doesn't mean it's not dermatitis. But i'd also consider fungal infection (which can worsen with steroids), herpes, and bacterial infection as part of our "differential". Certain medications can also cause rashes on the penis and other mucus membranes. So let your doc know if you've been on any oral antibiotics recently. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Every few months 3 y/o sons uncircumcised penis red swollen painful. No uti. Painful urination only sometimes. Dr says trying to retract and normal.?
Pee burning mildly, tip of penis red (worse after ejaculation), no intercourse but had oral sex. UTI test negative. Clindamyacin for tonsillitis?
3 weeks of hard yellow crust on penis head w/ redness/inflammation. Azithromycin (1g) and clotrimazole (2x/day for 10 days) did not work. Advice?
Pimple like bumps on pubic hair sore to touch and itchy after using condoms and penis red itchy also. My partner is STD free.?
Probably normal: Should not be of conecrn as long as there are no unpleasant symptoms such as pain or discomfort. You could always email a photograph, if you wish, for a confidential opinion. ...Read more
Experiencing pain and redness on penis head for two months constantly, what skin/genital issues could cause this?
What can cause the top of my nine yr olds penis to itch. No redness and dr found no symptoms like eczema. Botched circumsision?
Contact dermatitis?: Sometimes a nine year old is not the best at toilet hygiene and after urination there may be some urine present on and around the glans. Urine is irritating and cause itching, or later redness, rash in the area. Also the moist, warm environment make things even worse. Circumcision issues is unlikely as cause for the itching. Use some baby wipes after peeing for a week and see if that helps. ...Read more
Hi I have itching & burning on penis shaft with some redness for 1 week. Came after intense day of working out. Base of shaft has white bumps.
Suggests this is "chafing" due to rubbing while exercising. In that case a OTC CORTISONE Cream should help!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
I've notice three dis colorations on penis -- there's no itch redness swelling or bleeding just a darker skin tone?
Probably nothing: Skin tone can vary over the body, if there are no other symptoms would just keep an eye on it, unlikely to be anything serious without other symptoms. ...Read more
Saw urologist May 23. Nothing wrong? But I have redness of penis and two brown spots which urologist saw. Seem to have rash now Should I go back?
Penis rash: At this point you should see a Dermatologist to evaluate the problem on your penis. We evaluate these problems all the time. ...Read more