Q. Can a moisturizer cause a red rash on the penis?

Answered by
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 20, 2022

Hello doctor,

I used a moisturizer on my penis and wore a tight undergarment a few days back. Since a week, I have had a red rash on my penis, and the skin is itchy. However, there is no pain. I have not used any powder or cream for the rash. Is the rash because of the moisturizer that I have used?

Kindly advise.



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I understand your concern.

Rash on the penis can occur due to various reasons. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the response.

I am attaching the pictures for your reference.

Kindly advise.



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Thank you for sharing the pictures. I have reviewed them (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears to be allergic contact dermatitis due to friction. Always clean the area with mild soap. I suggest the below treatment plan:

  • Cream Candid-B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) is to be applied twice daily.
  • Tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg once at night for seven days.
  • Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg single tablet after the meal.

Consult a specialist doctor, talk to him or her and start the treatment with their consent.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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