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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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I am experiencing a reddish ringworm infection-like lesion in my penis. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes and a reddish ringworm infection on my penis. Please recommend medication and the best antifungal cream for me. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to appears that you have balanitis. Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis. Balanoposthitis is a kind of balanitis that affects the foreskin and prepuce. Poor hygiene and overwashing, use of over-the-counter drugs, and lack of foreskin retraction are also risk ...  Read Full »

I have rashes on the tip and back of the penis which are not itchy but burn mildly while touching or washing. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I would like to know why I have red rashes on the tip and back side of my penis? It is not itchy but while touching or washing I can feel a mild burning sensation. Kindly suggest a medicine that can cure this condition since it has been there for about three to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. Kindly share a picture of the affected area. If there was any history of unprotected sex, then one needs to think of sexually transmitted infections. I suggest you do the following tes...  Read Full »

The color of my penis has changed to white and there are some red spots with a foul smell. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, The color of my penis has changed to white and there are some red spots with a foul smell. Kindly suggest medications for this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

What is the management of balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have balanitis. Due to itching, I have got rashes on the penis foreskin. I am having difficulty retracting the foreskin, and the foreskin has formed a rubber band-like structure at the tip of the penis. There is also a little redness on the tip of the penis and there is infla...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, it is balanoposthitis (balanitis), and it can be most probably candidal balanoposthitis. Do you have a history of recent sexual exposure? If yes, does your partner have genital itching or vaginal discharge issues? I suggest you...  Read Full »

I have a cluster of egg-like rash on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a cluster of egg-like rash on the foreskin of my penis. I applied the oil and Surfaz-SN cream, but I am not sure whether I am using the correct medicine or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you are suffering from genital warts. Please answer the following questions for more details. When did it appear first? Do you have an itching or burning sensation due to the lesions? Did you scratch the lesions? Did the lesions appear after applying the Surfaz...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction. 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 a dry and scaly rash under the foreskin of my penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash under the foreskin of my penis. The rash is on the shaft under the foreskin and not on the tip of the penis. It is not itchy, but it feels very dry and scaly. I applied steroid cream to the area to see if it would help, but it did not have an effect. I have had the same s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is candida balanitis. It is a form of inflammation under the foreskin mainly triggered due to fungal infection. The most co...  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 »

Is it safe to apply Ketoconazole cream on my penis or urethra?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weigh 200 pounds. I had a precancerous lesion removed by laser ablation on the tip of my penis. There is no more cancer, but I have developed a very sensitive rash on my penis, which is causing me pain. A doctor prescribed Ketoconazole cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal cream, and Triamcinolone is a steroid cream. Both are prescribed for many skin rashes, including those in genital areas. If your treating doctor has prescribed them,...  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 »

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