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What could cause skin peeling and redness on the penis?

What could cause skin peeling and redness on the penis?

Yeast: Usually this is a yeast infection, like athlete's foot. Same bug. Could be mechanical damage, std or believe it or not sun damage or exposure to uv light (suntanning salon). If it itches, usually yeast. But, like you have heard me say, can't diagnosis a rash over the internet or phone. ...Read more

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I have peeling skin on the head of my penis. It's red and itchy. What is this?

See Your Doctor: Most likely a yeast infection, but could be herpes. It needs to be examined and cultured (swab for herpes and KOH prep for yeast). Yeast can be easily treated, but can be a symptom of other problems, like diabetes. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling  off?

Need evaluation: you should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. 
Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

Infection? Eczema?: It may simply be a hygiene problem. If you are uncircumcised, washing under the foreskin is a must. Sometimes a rash appears after intercourse which may be related to your partner's yeast. She (and you) may need treatment. Skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema could also be the problem as could sensitivity to soap. The nodules may well be related to skin issues; have your doc check. ...Read more

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Theres some redness just below my lips. It looks like skin peeling. What is it? What could have caused it?

Theres some redness just below my lips. It looks like skin peeling. What is it? What could have caused it?

See below: This sounds like a contact reaction from some sort of exposure to an irritant or eczema. It could be from biting your lower lip or from licking your lips or sucking on your lower lip. It also could be from anything that you are placing in your mouth and is sticking out and rubbing below your lips. Have your doctor take a look to be sure. You can try some Vaseline or Aquaphor on the area first. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

Balanitis: It may be an balanitis, an infection of the penis. An antibiotic or anti-fungal may help. A visit with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Leave it alone: The best approach is to just leave it alone and let it heal on its own. You were presumably using Clotrimazole for a fungal infection, which will then come back if you use a lot of ointments, steroids, or moisturizers. ...Read more

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What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

Could be: Either lack of lubrication or dried vaginal secretions. If he doesn't have any pain or itching, less likely to be an allergic reaction or infection. ...Read more