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 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 Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is balanitis. I suggest you follow these steps, 1. Apply Clotrimazole cream at night for three weeks. 2. Apply Fucidin (Fusidic Acid 2%) cream at daytime for seven days. 3. Wash genital area with Episoft cleanser daily for 15 days. 4....  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have red color rashes on my penis, which appear in the morning and subside as the day progress. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a stressful situation. Two years back, I had an encounter with my married school friend. A week after that, I got a rash that was slightly painful and non-itchy on my penis. I consulted a venereologist, and he prescribed some steroids & Allegra tablets. After using...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). With all the reports being negative, I think that the chances of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are rule...  Read Full »

What causes a red rash on the foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I have thrush-like symptoms slight red rash on the top of the foreskin but not pain in any way. Additionally, a white substance has built into the foreskin that usually covers the head of the penis and also underneath the skin just below the head. This has persi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures you attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like you have a sexually transmitted infection such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, or candida to treat it accordingly. As you mentioned...  Read Full »

What should I do for the ulcer and painful rash on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a single ulcer on my penis shaft where the doctor prescribed Keflex and Bactroban ointment. He also has a swab for chlamydia and blood tests for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, etc., which all came back negative. I applied Bactroban on the ulcer and around the skin and decided to mas...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ulcer on the shaft of the penis can be due to different reasons like herpes genitalis, local trauma, or secondary bacterial infection, and some STDs (sexually transmitted disease). Was there any pain associated with the appearance of an ulcer? Is there any painful o...  Read Full »

What could cause a small red rash on the penile shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small red rash at the bottom of my penile shaft. I am unsure whether it looks like herpes or maybe ingrown hair. I had unprotected sex two weeks ago and also shaved the area two weeks ago.   Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The possibility of chancroid or herpes, causing the lesion that hurts or causes pain on touch. Although the image quality is not that clear to see the fluid in the lesio...  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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis of red rash that appears on the head of penis with burning urination?

Query: Hello doctor, A year ago I urinated and the urine appeared very yellow and there was a burning sensation. Within a few hours, a reddish/brown rash appeared on the head of my penis that lasted 3-4 days and then disappeared as quickly as it appeared. However, I have been left with a myriad of symptom...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the detailed history and presentation with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your problem has been there for a long and you had a thorough investigations done and you tried many treatments. Persistence of problem might be related to c...  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. Beacuse of Covid-19 I do not want to visit a doctor, so I browsed the internet and I am afraid it...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 discha...  Read Full »

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