Itching Inside Penis

Itching, accompanied by discomfort in the genital area, is an embarrassing symptom for many, but it is fairly common and easily treatable. It is not always associated with a sexually transmitted disease but may also be due to non-sexually transmitted dermatological conditions such as fungal infections, allergy, poor hygiene and excessive sweating.

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What could be the reason for tickling of penis in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old complains about tickling in his penis. It seems to be very uncomfortable. Pediatrician says it is not an infection and not sure what it is. He cries and sometimes he begins to pull it. Please help. He is currently on Zyrtec for allergies.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There may be some ongoing phimosis or some urine particles in the prepuce of the penis leading to this feeling. Please apply Betnovate skin cream to the prepuce of the child and gently pull the skin backward so that the cream goes into the gap between prepuce and hea...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for penile itch and discomfort on urination.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I weigh about 70 kg and my height is 5’7". My semen has been yellow color for the past one week and now it seems like it has urine in it (but it has no foul odor). And my penis is quite itching, also sometimes I experience discomfort when urination. I wonder what i...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your statement, you are 19 years old sexually active person suffering from discharging of yellowish colored semen, itching of penis and feeling of discomfort during urination and all your symptoms indicates STD (sexually transmitted disease). Your STD i...  Read Full »

Is blood from penis with mild itching and short frenulum a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, Today when I was taking my bath, as usual, I cleaned my penis shaft and cleaned the area under my foreskin. After dried my body, I saw 10 drops of blood on the floor and the bleeding continued for two minutes maximum. I have a short frenulum problem (but not serious). I am an unmarrie...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have short frenulum. Bleeding can be due to trauma during cleaning. If it recurs kindly see the source or exact site. For itching, you can take tablet Levocetirizine on demand. You can also apply Lignocaine 2% jelly locally (which may decrease some sens...  Read Full »

How to cure allergy in head of penis and inner skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some allergy on the head of my penis and inner skin of my penis. My inner skin of penis is always red and I have this problem for a long time. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your description, it can be balanitis but to rule out herpes genitalis please send a good quality image and revert back. Is it associated with itching or burning sensation or pain? If sexually active does your partner suffer from a similar complaint?  Read Full »

What is the treatment for dry, itchy and painful penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I had sex with my partner two months ago, about a week later my genitals were itching and achy. I went and got tested and was negative on chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. I had no bumps, pus or anything like that. My family doctor said it could be a yeast in...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is more likely a fungal infection by the description given. It is prone to recurrence. Please keep the area clean and treat the partner also. Avoid intercourse. Use condoms if needed. Both take treatment simultaneously. Get back with details and photos.  Read Full »

Can I use coconut oil on pearly penile papules?

Query: Hi doctor, For three days, I am have been having some reddish pink and white spots on the inner part of the penis. It is exactly on the corona, the under area of the head of the penis. Also, I have slight soreness on the inner part of the foreskin near the spots. It smells unpleasant. It is itchy an...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are nothing, just glands (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called a penile pearly papule. These are glands, which become enlarged. These glands are sebaceous and oil gland, which secrets fluids and keep the penile area wet. It is a normal thin...  Read Full »

My testicular area is white and itchy with rashes on the umbilical sides. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My the testicular area is white and itchy. Similarly, the penis has a slight black color. Itching and rashes on the umbilical side. Hair loss can be overwhelming.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreelakshmi S

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The itching and discoloration on your scrotum and penis may be due to fungal infection. But it could also be due to another condition called scrotal dermatitis. The first and most important thing is to wear undergarments that are loose to allow air circulations. Keep...  Read Full »

Why does the inside of my penis itch?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having itching inside my penis since three days. When I urinate, the itching gets increased and after urination, it subsides. There is no rash. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it inside the penis or on the penis head? Do you have any other symptoms like fever, slow flow of urine, or straining to pass urine? Any history of recent sexual activity? It looks like a urinary tract infection at present. Waiting for your answers. For more inf...  Read Full »

I have itching and burning sensation on penis after sex. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,Twelve days ago I had protected sex with a girl I did not know after a night out. I showered that night maybe an hour afterward and used a perfume smelling body wash or shampoo. Whether it was in my head or actual, the next day I noticed an itchiness or rather a need to readjust my penis w...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case in detail. Well, you need not worry about any STD or fungal infection or jock itch or even about herpes as your lesions are not active right now. There is only mild redness which could be remnant of balanitis or friction. At the moment no sig...  Read Full »

I am suffering from penile itching, and burning, with ocassional discharge. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-years-old, male, married, suffering from slight penile itching and burning in the pipe (through which we urinate) at almost the end of the penis and some times little penile discharge with no color and smell, please suggest me the prescription.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav


Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cause of your problem can mostly be due to three common reasons, 1. Infection of urine, for confirmation of which you have to do urine routine microscopic test. 2. Urethritis, which is sexually transmitted diseases, as you are married, there is a possibility, i...  Read Full »

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