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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Boyfriend is 25, has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year. Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25, has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year. Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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Had sex about 10 month ago, I have recently gained a rash on the head of my penis which irritates when not putting moisturiser on, also circumsized?

Had sex about 10 month ago, I have recently gained a rash on the head of my penis which irritates when not putting moisturiser on, also circumsized?

Fungal vs std: Timing makes std less likely, but cannot tell without exam. Need to see dr / urgent care/ std clinic for exam and treatment. Could try switching to antifungal cream for a week instead of moisturizer and see if resolves. ...Read more

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I have small rash on the head of my penis, routine or std?

I have small rash on the head of my penis, routine or std?

When in doubt: Check it out. Evaluation of an unusual rash at the penis should prompt further evaluation by a trained physician. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the head of my penis because of rubbing myself next to my partner inside of a swimming pool there was no intercourse, serious?

I have a red rash on the head of my penis because of rubbing myself next to my partner inside of a swimming pool there was no intercourse, serious?

No: This sounds like an abrasion injury/rash caused by your pool games. This should resolve in time. You may try using topical antibiotic creams to prevent infection. Keep, it clean, rest it, and let it heal in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the head of my penis. No pain. No skin raised. Just kinda there. I'm curious to what this is because I'm frightened it's an STD?

Probably not STD: No STD is a likely cause of a rash like this. There are many causes of genital skin problems. Most are not due to STD, and your description is not suggestive of any STD. See a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. But probably it's nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 days ago I got what looks like a rash on the head of my penis it itches like crazy me and my girlfriend have no STD of any kind any thoughts?

2 days ago I got what looks like a rash on the head of my penis it itches like crazy me and my girlfriend have no STD of any kind any thoughts?

Many possibilities: Most genital skin rashes are not STDs, and your description doesn't sound like an STD. Some likely to itch are eczema, scabies, contact dermatitis or other allergy, psoriasis (especially if you have psoriasis elsewhere). It could be a fungal or bacterial infection, especially if you are uncircumcised. Whatever the cause, it isn't likely to be serious. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the head of my penis it is not itchy or irritating and is also not sore what is this and how can I cure this I have not had sex?

I have a red rash on the head of my penis it is not itchy or irritating and is also not sore what is this and how can I cure this I have not had sex?

Needs to be seen: Urologist or dermatologist should be able to advise. Can not be diagnosed from your description. R u circumcised or not. This may well be relevant. ...Read more

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My bottom lip was swollen, my eyes itchy, plus a rash on the head of my penis. DR prescribed antifungal cream rash is gone but lip and eyes are the same?

My bottom lip was swollen, my eyes itchy, plus a rash on the head of my penis. DR prescribed antifungal cream rash is gone but lip and eyes are the same?

Itchy eyes and: Swollen lip. MAY be an allergic reaction to something, perhaps a chemical or a food. Please see your doc and ask him/her to lab test you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Small red rash on head of penis which goes and comes back every so often, nothing comes out, just a rash, which goes and comes back, also circumsised?

Small red rash on head of penis which goes and comes back every so often, nothing comes out, just a rash, which goes and comes back, also circumsised?

Glans Penis Rashes: While rashes of the head of the penis (glans penis) tend not to be sexually transmitted, you should see your doctor. You could be experiencing an eruption related to friction from sexual activity. Other possibilities include lichen planus and zoon's balanitis. Much less likely at your age is an early carcinoma that can be related to human papilloma virus infection. Let your doctor help you! ...Read more

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Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

See Md: There are several possible causes of skin irritation/rash on shaft of penis. If you are uncircumcised and you do not often retract the foreskin and clean the area, the old skin cells/oil / debris may cause irritation. Some men get eczema of the area and need steroid cream. It could also be a fungal infection like "jock itch". See your md for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a rash only on head of my penis, does not itch, does not burn, is not raised but very visibly frustrating. Could this be from stress or what?

I have a rash only on head of my penis, does not itch, does not burn, is not raised but very visibly frustrating. Could this be from stress or what?

Probably not needed: What you described is a macule, which may be an inborn harmless spot or acquired change of estrogenic effect from intercourse so it needs no treatment. But having expertise eyes to take a look for confirmation is advisable. ...Read more

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Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Exam-balanits: inflammation of the head of the penis can be caused by multiple factors: friction, fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory causes: must be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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