Foreskin Cracks

The foreskin appears to be cracked if the skin becomes very dry, and it is mostly not a severe medical condition. Some of the causes that can make your foreskin dry are harsh soaps, allergy, dry masturbation or sex, wearing tight-fitting undergarments, yeast infection, eczema, and psoriasis. Try drinking a lot of water, maintain good hygiene, and apply moisturizing penis cream.

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I am a diabetic patient, and I currently have cracked foreskin along with a reddish or milky discharge from the penis head. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my penis foreskin. My foreskin is cracked and painful to retract. My penile head sometimes becomes reddish, and sometimes milky discharges are seen in the morning. I have suffered from these cracking and painful issues for nearly a year. Sometimes, the foreskin gets c...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have explained your symptoms, you seem to have been suffering from phimosis. There is no need to worry. If pain is present, you can contact your doctor to use ointment Lobate GM Neo (Clobestosol, Miconazole, and Neomycin) for local appl...  Read Full »

I have itching in the penis and tear when I retract the foreskin. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I had itching in the penis and tear when I retracted my foreskin. This is happening for the past two to three times when I participate in intercourse and use condoms. I did not know what to do. Recently, I went to a doctor who told me that it is balanoposthitis and gave Lobate GM cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I suggest stopping all the medications you are taking. I suggest you start with applying Onabet (Sertaconazole) cream twice a day for five days. Please send photos after five days. This looks like candidiasis, but as you have applied steroid cream, it is dif...  Read Full »

The foreskin turns gray, tears, and bleeds during sex. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My frenulum snapped a couple of years ago and slowly my penis has become discoloured on the tip. It is light gray in colour and has now started forming two dark gray spots . It sometimes bleeds under the foreskin during intercourse and hurts. The foreskin has now begun to turn gray and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. My suggestion would be to avoid sexual intercourse for some time to promote healing of the area as repeated friction may aggravate the problem. Secondly, apply ointment Fucibet (Betamethasone and Fusi...  Read Full »

Why is my foreskin cracked?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with the foreskin. I cannot pull back the skin as it has developed cracks in the tip area. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A cracked, irritated or fissured foreskin could be due to a number of reasons. If you have diabetes mellitus, both diagnosed or undiagnosed, it could cause a fungal infection of the foreskin leafing to cracking. If you are not a known case of diabetes, you mus...  Read Full »

How to regain sensitivity in the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from the loss of sensitivity in my penis. I am not happy while doing sex. Previously my foreskin got removed freely at that time I did not get any sensitivity to my penis. At the time of my first sex, the foreskin got cut and it bled. So, I used a cream. My scrotum is v...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any other medical disorders? Do you masturbate too much? Since when have you felt the loss of sensitivity? Do you have any problem with the erection? For more information consult a urologist online -->  Read Full »

Please suggest home remedies for cracked foreskin.

Query: Hello doctor,My foreskin has some cracks and sometimes blood also come. If I stretch foreskin back, it is painful. Also due to this, the cracks become larger. Kindly suggest some medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The complaint is not very clear to make a diagnosis. So, please send me the details regarding any sexual history or any use of drugs. Do you have diabetes? Meanwhile, you can try a local appli...  Read Full »

I have tears at the tip of foreskin with high post prandial blood sugar. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I recently done my blood test, my PP was 180 (instead of 140). Apart from that, I have a fatty liver too. For the past three months, I have noticed that my penis foreskin is not pulled back. It has swelled and tears on the tip of the foreskin. They are not he...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, I will help you with your concern. Your history and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), suggest you have developed candidal balanoposthitis. It is a fungal infection of the glans and foreskin. Because of this infection, you have d...  Read Full »

How to treat tight foreskin, tears and penile glans discharge in diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and diabetic. My penis foreskin is not pulled back. It is swelled and tears on the tip of foreskin are not healing and are very painful. Penile glans has white discharge.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhagat Aditi Vithal Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The diagnosis seems to be something called candidal balanitis or fungal infection of a part of the penis. Are you married? And if so does your spouse experience any discomfort or white discharge? This information will be helpful to plan the treatment for both of you ...  Read Full »

Why am I having small wounds in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male 40 years old, 187 cm and 100 kg. I have small wounds in my foreskin and it is red in color (looks irritated). I am guessing that the cause is our swimmming pool party a few days back and I was unable to take a shower afterwards. I guess that the dried and concentrated chlori...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the history and description. I have seen the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Possibility of infection is more likely. So apply Betadine cream three times a day. Please let me know: 1. Do you have any diffic...  Read Full »

Can I use coconut oil to roll down tight foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. Since the start of the year, I have severe (before that mild) erection problems. It got bad, hardly any erection, hardly felt glans anymore during masturbation (been a few years since I had penetrative sex). The penis is feeling sore. Nearly two weeks ago, I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are concerned with two problems: Infection of the glans and retraction of the foreskin. Erection problems. Regarding glans, the retraction of the foreskin is good. It is ...  Read Full »

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