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There's A Red Ring Around My Foreskin
3 year olds foreskin is red and puffy, what could it be? My 3 year olds penis has been red and swollen on the foreskin for about 24 hours now. He is circumsized. It looks like a puffy ring just behind the head of his penis. Its smooth and the bottom of it
See: See your doctor asap to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more
Can herpes cause balanitis for over 3 weeks? I tested negative for all stds and wa s just wondering. Maybe I have a yeast infection from my girlfriend b/c she had thrush with no pain. I've noticed that I had a redness around forskin like ring shaped
Not herpes: No herpes outbreak is likely to last 3 weeks, it's an uncommon cause of balanitis. If herpes were the cause, it would be in the form of open sores, generally very painful. Yeast indeed can cause balanitis. Maybe share your gf's anti-yeast cream (or buy clotrimazole cream over the counter). Also retract foreskin and wash w/ soap and water 2-3 times a day. See a doctor if these don't help. ...Read more
I'm a virgin male with phimosis, I tried to stretch went to fast at times and now there is redness on tip of foreskin in some places how can I heal it?
Steroid cream or: Surgery. Prescription strength steroid cream e.g. Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) applied twice daily for a few weeks over tight are. May take care of the problem, always remember to return foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. You will require circumcision or prepucioplasty (diving tight dorsal skin which is then closed transversely if steroid cream doesn't help. Urologist can best advise. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my son's foreskin being swollen and red? He is 2 years old. How can I help treat the swelling and redness?
There is redness nd swelling in my glans nd foreskin last 3 days Its very painfull nd unable to pull. Plz tell me a best ointment name to cure it.
A urologist is a specialist who can best help you as you may need circumcision once the pain and inflammation subsides. Right now this area needs to be cleaned properly before it will heal.
Wash it with warm water and gently pull back the skin back till all the white material collected under the skin (smegma) has been washed off. Repeat twice daily. ...Read more
What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.
Keep getting redness and swelling on foreskin and tip of penis that comes and goes! What could this be? And is it serious?
Balanoposthitis: Balanoposthitis is the inflammatory condition you have described. It can be caused by untreated fungal/monilial infections. Topical anti-fungal creams may help. Circumcision may also be a direct way to eliminate this infection cycle involving the foreskin. Seek an opinion and examination with your urologist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Red lines under foreskin. Does not hurt or itch. Used clotrimazole cream. Reduced redness but won't go away fully after 4-5 weeks. What now?
Foreskin red lines: I advise you to see a your primary care doctor or a urologist. Perhaps it's just normal. ...Read more
My 11mo foreskin has been pulled too farback. No redness/swellingbut small raw spots. Abx ointment &tylenol? Was told not to force skin back correct?
Correct: Apply ample amount of vaseline or other lubricant and gently pull back the retracted foreskin. ...Read more
I recently developed an itch with my foreskin. There is no rash/white spots/smell. The redness may be due to scratching. Is this likely a fungal?
A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?
My 9 yr old son started complaining of itching to his penis area. He did say he noticed he had some redness to his foreskin only. What cream is good?
Could be normal.: Jessica - in an uncircumcised boy, around the age of 10, the foreskin can start separating from the head of the penis (normal) and there can be some redness or irritation that goes away on its own. Before putting any extra creams or ointments on, make sure he's practicing good hygiene (cleans in shower beneath foreskin and dries well), and if present >1 week, should get checked out. ...Read more
Got 2 cut on my foreskin while mastubating. Cut healed. Burning sensation still there from last 2 week. Dermovate cream didn't work. No redness no swelling?
2 weeks too long: A cut lasting that long needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist ...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
Itchiness and redness on my forehead and foreskin of penis. What is this? What can I do about it? Should I apply anything? Penis pic. As profile
Red Patch on Penis:
A red patch on the head of the penis can arise for several reasons. When uncircumcised inflammation, called balanitis, is most common. Hygeine/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
Will clotrimazole 2% cream clear up tight foreskin soreness & redness tight foreskin due to thrush?
My 7 mnth old son's penis tip smells bad. No rash, no fever, no redness or discharge. Wht could it be? His doc pulled back foreskin to check. I m worried
Probably normal: If your doctor checked it and it looked normal, then it most likely is normal. There is a normal cheesy substance, called smegma, under the foreskin and that is probably what you are smelling. Don't forcefully pull the skin back if the penis is not circumcised. That will lead to pain, swelling and infection. ...Read more
After intercourse, I found a crack under the foreskin, at the joint of glans and foreskin. It was with blood and pain. There was also redness of glans. Is this due to some skin disease?
Skin issue: If none of what your described was present before the intercourse and appeared after, I would think that the intercourse caused it. I don't think of any sexually transmitted disease if you discovered it right after the intercourse. It sounds like an intercourse related trauma. ...Read more
8weeks post high risk sex and my penis glans still has red patches under it;also there is redness under foreskin. Been treated for yeast but still has redness. No ulcers or painful urine so far. Advice?
See doc: Without seeing it, it is hard to suggest anything specific. ...Read more
Hi there can hydrocortisone 5 % cream treat balanitis with burning feeling under foreskin redness to glans?
Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?
When I pull my foreskin, there's a red patch on my foreskin and the area around it is slightly damp. Hurts a little when touched. Should I be concern?
Here are some. ..: Hi! Irene89, You posted 2 foreskin-related questions, which may be addressed together. First, keep the foreskin & glans penis clean & dry with gentle cleansing and air ventilation as much as possible. Second, try applying topical antifungal cream with steroid lightly once / twice daily, and watch for 1-2 weeks. If not improved as expected, see urologist to consider circumcision for long-term care. ...Read more
More info is needed: Without more info on specifics, relevance, & sequence of events + a direct look, it is hard to deduce right diagnosis for right care. However, it is not that hard to get these done by following instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
We don't have: Enough info to know that. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Whenever I manstrubate my foreskin get red and super sensitive for last 4 months & hurts to manstrubate again, help!
Foreskin pain: The pain is most likely due to irritation. If you are going to masturbate use a water based lubricant ...Read more
Hi I have just seen that I have small red dots on the inside of the tip of my foreskin but I'm a virgin what could it be?
Well if you:
Are a "virgin" as you put it we can eliminate STD's as a possibility. (ie Herpes) The lesions you describe sound like "hemangiomata" (small clumps of capillaries the tiniest blood vessels in the body) THE ONLY WAY of BEING SURE is to have them checked out...start with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more