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Rash On Penis

Sore spots on the penis with or without itching, blistering, pain, warmth, scabbing, redness, and swelling are some features of penile rash. It causes discomfort during urination and sexual activity. Common causes include allergic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, herpes infection, Tinea cruris infestation, etc. Having sex with appropriate barriers, avoiding multiple sex partners, maintaining proper genital hygiene, and refraining from hygiene products causing the irritation can prevent such rashes to an extent.

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I have a rash on the top of my penis, and my scrotum is itching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing a rash on my penis head and itching under the scrotum. The rash seems to get worse after sex or masturbation. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The symptoms could be due to balanitis caused by friction and rubbing or possible candidal balanoposthitis. I suggest you follow the below instructions: Apply Clotrimazole cream (Candid cream) twice daily in the m...  Read Full »

I am a 41-year-old male, and I wanted to know about a possible yeast infection on the shaft of my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I wanted to know about a possible yeast infection on the shaft of my penis? The skin on the shaft is shiny-looking. I have no itching, pain, discomfort while peeing, or other signs. I noticed it two weeks ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be candida balanitis. It is a fungal infection of the glans penis and shaft of the penis. It appears reddish or pale white with scales and may also show signs of disease in the form of white discharge and a ...  Read Full »

Is the red rash on my penis due to using a moisturizer?

Query: Hello doctor, I used a moisturizer on my penis and wore a tight undergarment a few days back. Since a week, I have had a red rash on my penis, and the skin is itchy. However, there is no pain. I have not used any powder or cream for the rash. Is the rash because of the moisturizer that I have used?...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Rash on the penis can occur due to various reasons. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Thank you.   Read Full »

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 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 »

After masturbation, I am getting rash-type red spots on my penis head. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Three weeks ago, I had sex with a condom, and it resulted in red, rash-like unraised spots on the head of my penis and on the foreskin under the head when retracting the skin. I have been tested for STD all came back negative. Sometimes after masturbation, the rash-type red spots come back...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is balanitis. I suggest you follow these steps. Apply Clotrimazole cream at night for three weeks. Apply Fucidin (Fusidic Acid 2%) cream at daytime for seven days. Wash genital area with Episoft cleanser daily for 15 days. Avoid scratching ...  Read Full »

My crotch is itching and I have inflammation in my penis after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I got inflammation in my penis after having sex. It has stayed for ten days, with no discharge but itching around the crotch. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please help me with a few details so that we can get to the bottom of your concerns: Are you diabetic or hypertensive? Was this sexual contact with your regular partner or with someone new? Did you use a condom? How long after the sexual in...  Read Full »

How to reduce friction scars on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken some pictures of my penis, as I have had these red marks for years. They are like friction burns. Is there anything I can take to redness and scar?  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Redness over the penis is caused due to infection (bacterial/ yeast), irritation by friction, or certain topical medication. Did you get whitish discharge from the urethra, or do you have diabetes mellitus? Did you take any medication for fever or painkillers before the...  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 »

What could cause a stingy and sensitive rash on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my penis head, it does not hurt much and it does not look severe, but it is uncomfortable and I feel very sensitive now and also it stings when I urinate but not always. Because of Covid-19 I do not want to visit a doctor, so I browsed the internet and I am afraid it i...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have used steroid creams and a lot of antibiotics. But I do not know how it started at all? Was it itchy to start? Urine burning or after you urinate, because steroids change every morphology and just cover symptoms and signs. I want to know if there was any dischar...  Read Full »

I have bruise on my penis without any pain. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know if my penis looks normal. I did change the soap as it caused me irritation. I have no pain during sex. It is not swollen, nor has any other bumps. I masturbate a lot and do not know if it could cause bruising. I do not see it when it grows, but flaccid I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is normal (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity). Using a new soap and masturbation can cause penile tip irritation and burning pain on passing urine due to inflammation. There is nothing to worry about, and no medications are required. Just r...  Read Full »

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