Penis Rashes

Conditions causing penile rash include poor personal hygiene, balanitis, sexually transmitted infections, yeast infection, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis due to irritants from hygiene products, drugs like Tylenol, etc. These rashes can be associated with or without sore spots and itching. Some regress on their own upon the elimination of etiological factors, while some rashes need medications.

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Why is my penis whitish in color and has tiny, itchy rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weigh 70 Kg. A few weeks back, I discovered a jock itch on my groin and tiny rashes on my inner thigh. About two weeks back, I had unprotected sexual intercourse with my partner, who had a urinary tract infection. After a few days, my penis st...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have mentioned, the main symptoms are rash, itching, and scaling. Hence it is suggestive of a fungal infection of the glans penis. I suggest applying a topical antifungal cream such as Clotrimazole or Luliconazole. I would also suggest...  Read Full »

Can you get herpes from a handjob?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have herpes. About eight weeks ago I had a handjob in a massage parlor. There was no intercourse nor kissing. She was only wearing her pants. She climbed on top of me and rubbed her whole body against me (although her pants were on). That was it. She did not do anything else...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mentioned symptoms are not consistent with herpes. You please upload the picture of penile rash. The typical symptoms of herpes include fluid-filled vesicles over the penis or nearby area which are painful. A just simple rash may be a fungal infection like candi...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction with a history of marks on the penis due to hard masturbation five years back. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing bad erectile dysfunction. Five years back, my girlfriend was masturbating on me too hard and fast. Eventually, my frenulum was pulled back and torn, and blood came out of the urethra. I urinated, and the bleeding stopped, but I never saw a doctor for it. And my penis h...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I do not think your previous trauma has anything to do with your erectile dysfunction. If you are passing urine normally without any pain and if you have painless erections, it means that your urogenital system is no...  Read Full »

I have itchy red bumps on the head of my penis. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed red itchy bumps on the head of my penis. It does not burn, but there is a mild itching sensation. Kindly suggest me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, it may be candida balanitis. It is a fungal yeast infection on the head of the penis due to the persistence of moisture and using stronger soaps or chemicals. It can sometimes occur due to the presence of infection under the foreskin, and...  Read Full »

When will the red rashes near my penis heal completely?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a red rash near the tip of the penis. The doctor told me to use Mupirocin T-bact, I started applying once a day and it has been 10 days. I want to know how much time it can take for a complete cure?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic. It has to be used twice a day for two weeks for infectious conditions like impetigo. Also, it depends on the extent of involvement and severity. Since I have not seen the rash, I cannot really tell you how much time it can take to heal...  Read Full »

Are the lesions on my penis and legs due to sarcoidosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes for four to five months. They do not cause itching or burning. They are simply displeasing to watch. During that time, I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Recently, my dentist noticed some dental caries inside my mouth. I feel to have nasal congestion although it is clean. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have fine papules over the glans penis. This is common in sexually active people and it can occur due to a hypersensitive reaction to candida. It is a fungal element found in genitalia. You can use topical antifungal creams such as Clotrimazole or Miconazole...  Read Full »

My penis has spreading, raised, flaky patches. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed raised, flaky patches on my penis that started spreading. It has been like this for the last four weeks. The first patch started on the front of my shaft then it kept increasing. What could this be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Those are Fordyce spots, and it develops in the glans penis. They are small painless spots. There is nothing to worry about. It will remain for some time and will go away on its own. There is no specific duration f...  Read Full »

I have red rash on on my glans, which burns on and off. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a red burning rash on my penis glans for a few years, and it never disappears. The burning comes and goes, but the redness is always present. When I feel some relief, I can urinate, and it makes the redness and burning worse sometimes after a bowel movement. When my penis is...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like a superficial fungal infection only, likely candidal balanoposthitis. If it is recurrent or persistent, get your blood sugar checked once, as it is more commonly seen in people with diabetes. I suggest the following medication...  Read Full »

I have a lesion and a raw spot at the junction of my glans and the penis. Why does this happen?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lesion, a raw spot that appears to involve only a single layer of skin, at the junction of my glans and the body of the penis. This happened before, and it healed itself. However, this flare-up has been going on for more than a week with no change. I had an STD test, and it came b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It may be genital aphthosis. The most common cause of ulcerations are sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, you do not need to be concerned because ...  Read Full »

I have a rash or a discolored white blotch on my penis. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash or a discolored white blotch on the skin of my penis. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Is there a cream or lotion that can take care of this?Please give me your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There is nothing to worry about if there is no pain or irritation. It looks like a tenia infection, which can occur due to poor hygiene (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If there is itching or...  Read Full »

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