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Penis Red And Itchy
Balanitis, phimosis: This is due to a tiny amount of URINE trapped under the foreskin. Yeasts and smegma bacteria ferment the urine into irritating products. Circumcision is a quick and easy cure. Castellani solution is very effective. Always hold back the foreskin during urination and hold back for a minute after. After urinating rinse off or blot with a tissue. ...Read more
Balanitis...: The most common cause of a red itchy penis, especially involving the glans (top) is something called is something called Balanitis, which is usually a fungal infection & easily treatable. It should be evaluated, could be done as a HealthTap consult, through your PCP or an urgent care. OTC medications usually don't work & prescription meds are usually required. There are other causes, but are rare. ...Read more
Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, part of this may also be due to an std or fungus. So, it may be minor or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?hives: These may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal or external. Taking an antihistamine should help, but detective work is needed to find what you're reacting to. They may also be insect bites. Check for these. If you need further help, a dermatologist or allergist should be helpful. ...Read more
Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally(foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things(cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared. For relief Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful but may cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.
Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redness and scaly skin on scrotum led to skin flaking off like large dandruff. Scrotum now raw and red but not itchy. Concerned!
Here are some...: See a urologist to see 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
Molluscum: Be suspicious its molluscum, and get it checked. ...Read more