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My penis is red and abit sore on one side... And my inner foreskin isvery red and itchy... This happened after I finish pee and feel irritating...

My penis is red and abit sore on one side... And my inner foreskin isvery red and itchy... This happened after I finish pee and feel irritating...

Here are some ...: More specifics of your concerns would help make a more accurate Dx. So, collect & bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of all symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physical exams, possible tests, etc. so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. But, current limited info might suggest: recurrent chronic inflammation/infection of foreskin...See, Doc. ...Read more

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Why is my penis very red, dry, and it's itchy?

Why is my penis very red, dry, and it's itchy?

Red, itchy penis: Red, itchy penis can be caused by several factors. It could be a reaction to something that the skin has had contact with - like a new soap or detergent or spermicide. It could be a sign of either a viral infection - like herpes - or a bacterial or fungal infection. A person who has this problem should go to their primary care doctor or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

Balanitis: Swelling/redness/creamy discharge of the head of the penis is likely due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Practicing proper hygiene will add in its prevention and possibly resolution. ...Read more

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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

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

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Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness   and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Evaluation needed: More information and history is needed for accurate diagnosis however symptoms may be sign of std. Prompt evaluation recommended along with appropriate precautions to avoid possible transmission. Depending on findings, evaluation of partner(s) may be necessary. ...Read more

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No sex for 2 yrs,only masturbation.Recently redness/irritation+itchy on underside of penis shaft (between penis & scrotum).Worse after shower/masturb.

No sex for 2 yrs,only masturbation.Recently redness/irritation+itchy on underside of penis shaft (between penis & scrotum).Worse after shower/masturb.

Dry skin or tinea.: We cannot make a specific diagnosis without an exam, however, what you describe can be caused by dry skin, allergic dermatitis, or tinea cruris. Start by using a hypoallergenic moisturizer and keeping the area dry between showers. If itchiness persists, try using antifungal cream for jock itch. If this fails, make an appointment for evaluation with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more

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I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

?yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the head of the penis(balanitis). This may be transmitted by a female who has a yeast vaginal infection. I recommend that you have your physician evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Shaft of penis became very dry/red/itchy. This spread and now there is significant redness under my foreskin with light itch. Hydrocortisone time?

Hard to say: The best approach is finding out what might have caused the problem in the first place. On the other hand, there is little hard in trying topical hydrocortisone for 2-3 days. If problem persists or gets worse, see your doctor. (? latex allergy from condom) ...Read more

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My penis is red and itchy ?

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

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What to use for itchy and red spotted penis?

What to use for itchy and red spotted penis?

Needs evaluation..: This needs evaluation since many conditions can be causing these symptoms. One common problem is a fungal infection so you can try over the counter clotrimazole for example. If painful, blisters appear, burning sensation it could be herpes. Other possibilities:dermatitis, bacterial infections, among others reason why a doctor should take a look at it. ...Read more

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My penis is inflamminated red and its super itchy. What should I do?

My penis is inflamminated red and its super itchy. What should I do?

Here are some ...: Is what you feel now new or recurrent / chronic? Most likely, it results from some sort of eczema - allergy. However, it's hard to offer an accurate Dx without a direct look at it. But for the time being, apply antifungal-steroid cream 1-2 times lightly a day after cleansing and drying without much soap or tense scratching for 3-5 days and see. If not improved as wished, see urologist or derm-doc. ...Read more

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My penis area is influenced by something. Its red. It's a bit itchy. I am washing it 3 times a day. I am having this problem from past 15 days.

My penis area is influenced by something. Its red. It's a bit itchy. I am washing it 3 times a day. I am having this problem from past 15 days.

Maybe the soap?: Sounds like balanitis which could be caused by infection, harsh soaps, not rinsing soap off properly while bathing and less likely a disease like diabetes or arthritis. In your case, I would try washing with a milder soap. See your doc if it gets worse, you develop fevers, discharge or whole body symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if theres a itchy red thing bump on your penis?

Here are some ...: Where this itchy bump located, on or beneath the skin of penile shaft or in foreskin / glans penis? If in penile shaft, it may be just an infected hyperactive sebaceous gland or sebaceous cyst; if in foreskin/glans penis, it may be related with long tight foreskin with infection or inflammation. But, without a direct look & palpation, an accurate Dx is hard to come by. So, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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I had protected with a not very clean gal. 6 hours later = small red, non-itchy patch on the tip of my penis. 48 hours= patch has spread, just on tip.

I had protected with a not very clean gal. 6 hours later = small red, non-itchy patch on the tip of my penis. 48 hours= patch has spread, just on tip.

Be seen!: It certainly sounds like you have a sexually transmitted disease, and it is common to get more than one. I can't tell from that description which us most likely. Please be seen to get the right diagnosis and treatment. And use condoms! they can help prevent infection and unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my penis is itchy, red and cracked what should I do?

What can I do if my penis is itchy, red and cracked what should I do?

See your doctor: A doctor will need to examine you in order to diagnose it and treat it. There can be a number of causes. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex the next day my penis had little red dots and it's itchy what do I do ?

I had unprotected sex the next day my penis had little red dots and it's itchy what do I do ?

Go to doc : For an evaluation for asexually transmitted diseas or other irritation ...Read more