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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Does smegma discharge cause foreskin itching after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor,The day after having sex, my penis foreskin is itching, and there are small white pimples forming on my foreskin and penis glans. I am taking Fluconazole 150 oral tablet. Two days after taking the tablet, there is forming like dead skin on my penis. When I wash, it goes easily. Two or thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I assume it is with the same partner. Note that you need not have to take the tablets every time. Normally in every male, there occurs a secretion called smegma. When you are not cleaning your penis daily by withdrawing the foreskin and exposing the glance penis, it ...  Read Full »

Does steroid cream work for itchy foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I have constant itching in my foreskin for more than five years. The itching gets better after washing that area. I used a steroid cream and it caused thinning of my foreskin. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for your query.Foreskin itching is a common problem and should never be treated with steroids as steroids reduce inflammation and worsen the infection.This itching is due to a fungal infection. The treatment is retracting the foreskin and gentle and thorough clean...  Read Full »

What does an itchy penis mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18-years-old, and the tip of my penis is itching for the past three days. It does not hurt, not red or swollen, but I could feel a leak while walking. Also, I have not been sexually active for about a month. Can you help? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of mild infection of the urethra (urine tube). Sometimes, even the passage of a small stone in urine can create a minor internal injury at the urethral tip that causes irritation and itching. The best solution is to get a physical examin...  Read Full »

Is Fluconazole better to treat penile thrush when it reoccurs after using Clotrimazole?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel a little itchy at times, but no pain or urinary problems. There are some scratchy feelings when having intercourse. I have been having issues with this for almost two years now. It started with one little spot on the top of the penis. One thing to note it started after taking an a...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yeah, fungal infection can be recurrent (come back) and require treatment for both partners. There are many classes for anti-fungal medications, and the best treatment for genital fungal infections is Clotrimazole. Ketoconazole can be used for fungal infections on the f...  Read Full »

Why is the skin on the scrotum itch so badly and peels off when scratched?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on the scrotum, penis, and surrounding area (sometimes on my hips). I used creams (not regularly) now it has become severe. My skin has peeled off, dried, and has red marks, and itch very badly. When I scratch it, the skin again peels off. I found that it is " Jock itch...  Read Full »

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of antifungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over-the-cou...  Read Full »

What is causing itchiness and redness in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor,The head of my penis is swollen. I have redness in my penis and itchiness which wakes me up in the night. Now the itchiness is getting better. But I am worried if it is something serious. I have no problem urinating.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the attached picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like you have developed an allergic reaction since the area is red and small bumps along with swelling are present. You can do the following- 1. Avoid wearing tight garments,...  Read Full »

What causes itching and inflammation around the head of my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got an infection in my penis. First, the symptoms started minor with itching. In a couple of days, it got worse, and it pains a lot. The head of the penis had turned red with inflammation. There seem to be some cuts on the side of the penis with fluid oozing out under the head. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have a drug reaction, known as fixed drug eruption. Have you taken any medications just before the onset of this condition for any health issues like pain, fever, or stomach upset? Is this the first time this happened, and...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing penis irritation after I stopped masturbating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old, and I am unmarried. My problem is, I feel a kind of itching or irritation in my penis, mostly at night times. Six months ago, I was masturbating every two weeks. That time this problem was not there. But nowadays, I do not masturbate but getting severe irritation at ni...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Sudden stopping of masturbation can cause this issue. Masturbation is normal, and it is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice, helps to calm your mind and release happy and stress-busting enzymes. Having t...  Read Full »

Please help me with the red spots on my penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I have red spots on my penis and it is very itchy in nature. Now, there is a rash-like thing on my penis. Currently, I am using Candid B cream. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadimpalli Sai Kranthi Kumar Varma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please provide the below details to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and to suggest a proper treatment plan. Could you be more specific on the type of the lesion? When and how did it start initially? Are you married? If yes, then does your partner suffer from any white di...  Read Full »

Can pain, itching, and little bleeding in the penis due to penile injury?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last week, I have itching and pain in my penis, and also, during the intercourse, some blood came from the inside skin. I think there is some cut or injury that happened in the penis. Now it is very uncomfortable. I have to adjust my penis to a comfortable position every time. A...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from redness, itching, and soreness on the head of penis or the glans penis. According to the picture provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may ...  Read Full »

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