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I got a friction burn/scratch on the head of my penis after morning erection rubbed against boxers. It does not seem to heal and there is no itching. ?

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In brief: Balanitis

Friction rub unlikely.
Balanitis is term for inflammation of head of penis: infectious and non-infectious causes. Infectious include std (herpes) and yeast (common in diabetics and uncircumcised). Non-infectious include eczema, fixed drug eruption, dermatitis (allergic, irritant), or other type of skin lesion. If std unlikely and persists, can see md for DX or trial of otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream.

In brief: Balanitis

Friction rub unlikely.
Balanitis is term for inflammation of head of penis: infectious and non-infectious causes. Infectious include std (herpes) and yeast (common in diabetics and uncircumcised). Non-infectious include eczema, fixed drug eruption, dermatitis (allergic, irritant), or other type of skin lesion. If std unlikely and persists, can see md for DX or trial of otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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In brief: Nomsuch a thing

Get checked for herpes.

In brief: Nomsuch a thing

Get checked for herpes.
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