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 using an oil and Surfaz-SN cream for the cluster of egg-like rash on my penis. Am I using the correct medications?

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 Laul

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 Surfa...  Read Full »

I have a small, painful cyst on my penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small cyst on my penis. Can you tell me what these little bumps are? They have been present for the last two weeks. I also have little pain. I try to crush it like a pimple, but it is impossible. It is inside the skin, like a ball.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please share a picture of the affected area. If there was unprotected sex, then we need to think of sexually transmitted infections (STI). The following investigations can help, 1) Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination (TPHA). 2) Herpes ...  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 i...  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 rash on my penis. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. When showering earlier this morning, I noticed a circular-shaped rash on the shaft of my penis. I am unsure of the reason the rash appeared as I do not recall changing my routine (types of soap or detergent used). The current rash on the shaft of my penis was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there was unprotected sex, you need to think of a sexually transmitted infection. I suggest the following test to be taken, • Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination (TPHA), HPV DNA test. • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) one and two IgG. • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)...  Read Full »

How to cure recurrent balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a rash or irritation on the head of the penis for six months and have tried multiple creams. Even after trying a Fluconazole steroid cream referred by a dermatologist, I cannot get rid of it. I believe the Fluconazole cream helped but did not eliminate the problem. This de...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to suggest the use of Clotrimazole cream twice daily for three weeks. I will also want to know if you are sexually active? Have you had unprotected sex in the last three months? Have you had any exposure to STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)? Any allergy or irritation ...  Read Full »

I noted a thick white substance on the head of my penis, which keeps reoccurring. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. I have noticed a thick white substance on the head of the penis, and I have applied Clotrimazole for a day or two. But it disappears and comes back again. I have also noticed a few tiny bumps on the head of the penis and a red rash, like only at one part of the head...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Fungal infections are known for recurrence. It may be due to fungal infection as it is subsiding with Clotrimazole cream. I advise you to wear loose cotton garments. Clean the area with warm water twice daily....  Read Full »

How to cure the bumps or rashes on my penis that are itchy?

Query: Hi doctor, There are rashes or bumps on my penis, and I am scared to go to the emergency room. The bumps are red, itchy, and look like lumps. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would like to know the answers to the following questions: 1) Is there any history of sexual exposure? 2) How did it start initially? We can have a few differential d...  Read Full »

Why am I having painless red rashes on my penis for two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old healthy male. I got a painless red rash on the penis, which remained there for a couple of weeks. I do not have any other symptoms. I thought that it was eczema. But I got some relief when applying Clotrimazole cream.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a painless red rash on the penis. According to the picture provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from atopic de...  Read Full »

Is having a fever with pain and rashes in the penis after a handjob with a sex worker concerning?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with a sex worker 28 days ago. During intercourse, the condom slipped to half of my penis. Then we stopped our intercourse and removed the condom. She started giving handjob to me. From the next day, I am having penile pain and rashes. I went for a test and was diagnosed with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi,Welcome to there was a slippage of condom, it would be considered as unprotected exposure. It is good that your HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test is negative after 13 days of exposure. But, I suggest you get tested for HIV with a fourth-generation rapid test to confirm HIV.Th...  Read Full »

Previously, I had a bump on my penis and it looks like a rash now after healing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a bump on my penis and I got a scab after healing. It has been three weeks. I had a fever for a couple of days. Now, it looks more like a rash. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a tingling sensation or burning sensation or pain or itching in the lesion. Please mention whether you have a previous history of genital herpes or any recurrent episode. Please mention whether you had any injuries in the past. Please...  Read Full »

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