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Jock Itch Tips

Jock Itch - Measures You Must Take!

Dr. Nitin Jain 82% (251 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Jock Itch - Measures You Must Take!

Jock itch can be defined as a fungal infection affecting the skin, especially around the inner thighs, genitals, buttocks or the groin region. Also called ‘tinea cruris’, this condition triggers irritation that results from the ring-shaped red rashes that primarily affect the warm and moist regions of one’s body. This condition majorly affects people who sweat excessively, such as athletes or even people who are over-weight. Although it is often bothersome and uncomfortable, jock itch doesn’t bring about severe complications for the affected individual. Jock itch can easily be cured by keeping the groin region dry and applying topical anti-fungal medications.

Symptoms:

The main symptoms of Jym itch include itchy and painful rashes in the buttock, inner thigh or the groin region. The rash is usually tan, red or brown in color, slightly scaly and often formed at the edges.

Causes:

  1. Putting on damp, wet or unlaundered clothing, such as athletic supporter and very tight underwear or wearing them frequently.

  2. Sharing towels that were used by a person suffering from the same condition.

  3. Taking showers irregularly, especially after excessive sweating or exercising.

  4. Living in hot and humid conditions.

  5. Obesity.

  6. Wearing tight clothing.

  7. Immune system disorders.

Treatment:

  1. Anti-fungal creams or lotions can help treat ringworm of the groin. Few examples are Miconazole, Econazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole. These medications should be applied twice a day for about two to four weeks.

  2. In case the eruptions start to ooze fluids or pus, antibiotics may be administered by the doctor.

General Measures:

Measures to prevent recurrence of tinea cruris include weight reduction (if obese), wearing less occlusive clothing, drying thoroughly after bathing, using topical antifungal powders, laundering contaminated clothing, and treating concomitant fungal infection of nail of feet, if present.

Jock Itch-Sensible Prevention Tips

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Jock Itch-Sensible Prevention Tips

Jock Itch: Sensible Prevention Tips

Although scratching the crotch is perfectly acceptable when knocking back a few brews in a man cave with the guys, it's not something that wins a fellow a lot of points when giving a business presentation or when out on a date. Yet there are times when the urge to itch is so strong that there's little a guy can do but give a surreptitious little scratch and hope no one notices. This is especially true when a dude has come down with a bad case of dreaded jock itch and feels like all he wants to do is put his hands down his pants and scratch away for a couple of hours. Since jock itch is such a nuisance, it's wise to practice prevention strategies for avoiding it.

The following may help.

- Don't share towels with a bud. Whether at the gym or at home, it's important to use a clean towel when drying off from the shower. Jock itch is a fungus spread through direct contact - meaning it's not airborne. A man has to come into physical contact with it. Using a towel that another guy has used means one person might pass the fungus to the other. This is especially important at the gym. Often, guys hang their towels on a row of hooks while they shower - and it's easy to forget whose towel is whose, so pay attention when hanging up that towel.

- Don't share underwear either. Seriously, going commando is usually a better option than borrowing some briefs from a bro. It's just too personal. Besides, he may claim that he's washed his underwear in hot soapy water - but a lot of guys fudge the truth when it comes to how much laundry they do. Wearing boxers that have been clinging to a crotch with jock itch is a disaster waiting to happen.

- Use a towel in the sauna. Hanging out naked in the sauna or steam room after a good workout really helps relax the muscles. But other guys have been sitting there naked too, and if any of them had jock itch... well, need we say more? Bringing a towel to spread out and sit on is excellent prevention.

- Wear a condom. Jock itch often starts from sleeping with a woman who has a yeast infection. Wearing a condom is one of the most important prevention strategies in such cases.

- Beware of athlete's foot. The fungus that causes jock itch is the same as that behind athlete's foot - so if a guy has athlete's foot, he needs to avoid touching his feet and then touching his penis.

- Give the penis an airing. Jock itch thrives in warm, moist conditions, so it benefits a guy to let his penis have fresh air regularly. Sleeping in the buff is an easy way to do this, or just walking around the house naked for an hour or two on a regular basis.

- Stay loose. Tight fitting clothing may accentuate a guy's physique, but if the pants and underwear are too tight, it makes more heat and moisture, which encourages jock itch. Go for boxers rather than briefs and trousers that don't cling directly to the crotch.

- Shower and dry. Shower frequently to keep the skin clean - and dry it thoroughly.

Taking prevention tips to heart can decrease the odds of getting jock itch, but sometimes the yeasty beast comes for a visit anyway. The penis will better meet this danger if it's in its best health; daily use of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help maintain that health. For best results, make sure the crème contains a wide range of vitamins, including the all-important A, B5, C, D and E. In addition, the crème needs to feature L-carnitine, an amino acid with valuable neuroprotective properties that help ensure continued sensitivity in the penis.

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Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of!

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of!

Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of

There's no doubt that regular exercise is good for the mind and body. But a regular gym goer has a host of penis problems that they're more susceptible to than those sitting on the couch. Between less than sanitary conditions, communal bathrooms and lots of sweat, your typical gym is ripe with bacteria that can leave your penis vulnerable to discomfort. But with a little knowledge, many of the most common penis problems found at the gym are easily diagnosable and treatable.

Here are the three most common penis problems found at the gym and how you can solve them:

1) Yeast Infection - Most commonly thought of as a female health problem, men can also find themselves with a yeast infection, especially if they're frequenting the gym. This type of infection is caused by a fungus called candida. While candida is usually present on the body and perfectly healthy, an overgrowth of it can be the cause of a penile yeast infection. Symptoms of a male yeast infection typically includes itching and a burning sensation accompanied by a red rash or white, shiny patches on the penis. In some cases, a thick white substance may be present.

Candida thrives in dark, warm and moist conditions, making it essential to change out of sweaty gym clothes as soon as your exercise is over. Spending the day in used gym clothes can make one very susceptive to this common problem. Curing a male yeast infection will require an over the counter antifungal crème.

2) "Jock Itch" - Tinea cruris, the fungus behind "jock itch," is another common ailment for the regular exerciser. Like candida, tinea cruris flourishes in dark, warm and moist areas, making the groin and inner thighs especially vulnerable after a vigorous workout. Because tinea cruris is a form of ringworm, it has a distinct mark, making it easy to identify and diagnose. A man dealing with "jock itch" will suffer from a red, scaly, circular rash with raised edges that often itches and burns.

Like yeast infections, "jock itch" can be easily avoided by swapping soiled gym clothes with fresh, clean options after a workout. It's also essential not to share damp towels or be in close contact with others that may be experiencing tinea cruris. Over the counter antifungal crèmes will clear up this very common infection.

3) Chafing - In and out of the gym, penis chafing is a common problem that affects many men. However, gym conditions can make active men particular vulnerable to this uncomfortable condition. Damp skin is more likely to cause friction, making excessive sweat a top culprit for a chafed penis. Unlike yeast infections or jock itch, penis chafing is marked by red, flakey skin and, while uncomfortable, won't cause the acute itching and burning common with infections.

To combat chafing, opt for looser, breathable clothing. Synthetic materials tend to be best as cotton can trap moisture. In the case of chafing, a delicate moisturizer can also be applied to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. A cool compress with a clean, dampened towel can also quickly relieve irritation caused by chafing.

Relieving symptoms

While waiting for an antifungal crème to work, those afflicted with a yeast infection or jock itch can quickly relieve their symptoms. Delicately wash the infected area with warm water and a mild soap. If the infection is particularly severe, just water will work as soap may irritate the area even more. After washing, gently pat the area dry and apply a high-quality penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) designed to soothe and protect the sensitive penis area. While penis problems at the gym are common, they don't have to get in the way of an active lifestyle.

Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of

Common Penis Problems That Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of

There's no doubt that regular exercise is good for the mind and body. But a regular gym goer has a host of penis problems that they're more susceptible to than those sitting on the couch. Between less than sanitary conditions, communal bathrooms and lots of sweat, your typical gym is ripe with bacteria that can leave your penis vulnerable to discomfort. But with a little knowledge, many of the most common penis problems found at the gym are easily diagnosable and treatable.

Here are the three most common penis problems found at the gym and how you can solve them:

1) Yeast Infection - Most commonly thought of as a female health problem, men can also find themselves with a yeast infection, especially if they're frequenting the gym. This type of infection is caused by a fungus called candida. While candida is usually present on the body and perfectly healthy, an overgrowth of it can be the cause of a penile yeast infection. Symptoms of a male yeast infection typically includes itching and a burning sensation accompanied by a red rash or white, shiny patches on the penis. In some cases, a thick white substance may be present.

Candida thrives in dark, warm and moist conditions, making it essential to change out of sweaty gym clothes as soon as your exercise is over. Spending the day in used gym clothes can make one very susceptive to this common problem. Curing a male yeast infection will require an over the counter antifungal crème.

2) "Jock Itch" - Tinea cruris, the fungus behind "jock itch," is another common ailment for the regular exerciser. Like candida, tinea cruris flourishes in dark, warm and moist areas, making the groin and inner thighs especially vulnerable after a vigorous workout. Because tinea cruris is a form of ringworm, it has a distinct mark, making it easy to identify and diagnose. A man dealing with "jock itch" will suffer from a red, scaly, circular rash with raised edges that often itches and burns.

Like yeast infections, "jock itch" can be easily avoided by swapping soiled gym clothes with fresh, clean options after a workout. It's also essential not to share damp towels or be in close contact with others that may be experiencing tinea cruris. Over the counter antifungal crèmes will clear up this very common infection.

3) Chafing - In and out of the gym, penis chafing is a common problem that affects many men. However, gym conditions can make active men particular vulnerable to this uncomfortable condition. Damp skin is more likely to cause friction, making excessive sweat a top culprit for a chafed penis. Unlike yeast infections or jock itch, penis chafing is marked by red, flakey skin and, while uncomfortable, won't cause the acute itching and burning common with infections.

To combat chafing, opt for looser, breathable clothing. Synthetic materials tend to be best as cotton can trap moisture. In the case of chafing, a delicate moisturizer can also be applied to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. A cool compress with a clean, dampened towel can also quickly relieve irritation caused by chafing.

Relieving symptoms

While waiting for an antifungal crème to work, those afflicted with a yeast infection or jock itch can quickly relieve their symptoms. Delicately wash the infected area with warm water and a mild soap. If the infection is particularly severe, just water will work as soap may irritate the area even more. After washing, gently pat the area dry and apply a high-quality penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) designed to soothe and protect the sensitive penis area. While penis problems at the gym are common, they don't have to get in the way of an active lifestyle.

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7 Causes Of Jock Itch!

Dr. Ranjan Upadhyay 89% (165 ratings)
DNB, MBBS, DDVL
Dermatologist, Delhi
7 Causes Of Jock Itch!

Jock itch can be defined as a fungal infection affecting the skin, especially around the inner thighs, genitals, buttocks or the groin region. Also called ‘tinea cruris’, this condition triggers irritation that results from the ring-shaped red rashes that primarily affect the warm and moist regions of one’s body. This condition majorly affects people who sweat excessively, such as athletes or even people who are over-weight. Although it is often bothersome and uncomfortable, jock itch doesn’t bring about severe complications for the affected individual. Jock itch can easily be cured by keeping the groin region dry and applying topical anti-fungal medications.

Symptoms:

The main symptoms of Jym itch include itchy and painful rashes in the buttock, inner thigh or the groin region. The rash is usually tan, red or brown in color, slightly scaly and often formed at the edges.

Causes:

  1. Putting on damp, wet or unlaundered clothing, such as athletic supporter and very tight underwear or wearing them frequently.

  2. Sharing towels that were used by a person suffering from the same condition.

  3. Taking showers irregularly, especially after excessive sweating or exercising.

  4. Living in hot and humid conditions.

  5. Obesity.

  6. Wearing tight clothing.

  7. Immune system disorders.

Treatment:

  1. Anti-fungal creams or lotions can help treat ringworm of the groin. Few examples are Miconazole, Econazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole. These medications should be applied twice a day for about two to four weeks.

  2. In case the eruptions start to ooze fluids or pus, antibiotics may be administered by the doctor.

General Measures:

Measures to prevent recurrence of tinea cruris include weight reduction (if obese), wearing less occlusive clothing, drying thoroughly after bathing, using topical antifungal powders, laundering contaminated clothing, and treating concomitant fungal infection of nail of feet, if present.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Foot Fetish? Beware Of Jock Itch

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Foot Fetish? Beware Of Jock Itch

Foot Fetish? Beware of Jock Itch

Lots of men are sole men - dudes with a particular "thing" for feet. As a matter of fact, some experts believe that a foot fetish is the most common fetish, especially among men. But does a foot fetish come with any potential penis health concerns? Actually, depending upon how the foot fetish is played out in practice, there could be an increased risk of jock itch among men with this proclivity.

The foot fetish

A 2006 research study found that fetishes that involve body parts (or objects associated with body parts, such as shoes) are the most common, and that feet and/or toes are the most popular body parts for sexual fetishizing.

When most people think of a foot fetish, they tend to picture a man who worships the foot. He may touch, stroke, sniff, or kiss a foot which he finds attractive. As he does this, he becomes more and more aroused. Often he masturbates his penis while touching or kissing the foot in question, achieving a more intense orgasm as a result of the contact with the foot.

But there are other ways in which the foot fetish may be acted out. For example, sometimes the fetish focuses on the shoe which has contained the foot, and he may fondle or kiss the shoe as he masturbates. Or rather than masturbating himself as he kisses a foot, he may instead ask the owner of the foot to rub his erect penis with the foot, or may position himself to rub his penis against a stationary foot.

The jock itch concern

It's in this latter type of scenario - one in which there is direct physical contact between the foot and the penis itself - that the potential concern about jock itch more likely arises.

To understand why, it's necessary to know a little about jock itch. Also called tinea cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that can affect the penis, scrotum, buttocks and crotch. It presents as a red rash and, as its nickname suggests, can be extremely itchy.

As a fungal infection, jock itch thrives in hot, moist places - such as the crotch. And it's very contagious (which is one reason a guy shouldn't share underwear with another guy).

But here's the thing: the fungus that causes jock itch is basically the same one that causes athlete's foot. And so if a man is rubbing a foot all over his penis, or is rubbing his penis all over a foot, and that foot has a fungus - it may easily get spread to the penis and cause a case of jock itch. (There is also a similar risk if a man places a sock, stocking or shoe on his penis; if the wearer of that item has athlete's foot, the fungus may have spread to the item and may then spread to the penis in question.)

Similarly, a man with jock itch can pass his fungus off to a partner's foot by physical contact between the two.

Treatment

Men with a foot fetish should ideally ask the owner of any feet they fetishize if they have any foot conditions. Barring that, a man should inspect the foot for signs of a fungal infection, and avoid penile contact if signs are present.

But, though an annoyance, jock itch does respond well to treatments. Keeping the area dry and free from irritation and using any number of jock itch treatments (most of which are over-the-counter) generally brings relief in a few days. A doctor may also be consulted.

Whether from a foot fetish or not, jock itch can dry the skin, so using a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is advised. Find a crème with both she abutter and vitamin E, two well-regarded moisturizers that can help treat dry penis skin. It also pays to find a crème that contains vitamin B5. Also called pantothenic acid, B5 provides a boost to cell metabolism and helps maintain healthy penile tissue.

Foot Fetish? Beware Of Jock Itch

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi

Foot Fetish? Beware of Jock Itch

Lots of men are sole men - dudes with a particular "thing" for feet. As a matter of fact, some experts believe that a foot fetish is the most common fetish, especially among men. But does a foot fetish come with any potential penis health concerns? Actually, depending upon how the foot fetish is played out in practice, there could be an increased risk of jock itch among men with this proclivity.

The foot fetish

A 2006 research study found that fetishes that involve body parts (or objects associated with body parts, such as shoes) are the most common, and that feet and/or toes are the most popular body parts for sexual fetishizing.

When most people think of a foot fetish, they tend to picture a man who worships the foot. He may touch, stroke, sniff, or kiss a foot which he finds attractive. As he does this, he becomes more and more aroused. Often he masturbates his penis while touching or kissing the foot in question, achieving a more intense orgasm as a result of the contact with the foot.

But there are other ways in which the foot fetish may be acted out. For example, sometimes the fetish focuses on the shoe which has contained the foot, and he may fondle or kiss the shoe as he masturbates. Or rather than masturbating himself as he kisses a foot, he may instead ask the owner of the foot to rub his erect penis with the foot, or may position himself to rub his penis against a stationary foot.

The jock itch concern

It's in this latter type of scenario - one in which there is direct physical contact between the foot and the penis itself - that the potential concern about jock itch more likely arises.

To understand why, it's necessary to know a little about jock itch. Also called tinea cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that can affect the penis, scrotum, buttocks and crotch. It presents as a red rash and, as its nickname suggests, can be extremely itchy.

As a fungal infection, jock itch thrives in hot, moist places - such as the crotch. And it's very contagious (which is one reason a guy shouldn't share underwear with another guy).

But here's the thing: the fungus that causes jock itch is basically the same one that causes athlete's foot. And so if a man is rubbing a foot all over his penis, or is rubbing his penis all over a foot, and that foot has a fungus - it may easily get spread to the penis and cause a case of jock itch. (There is also a similar risk if a man places a sock, stocking or shoe on his penis; if the wearer of that item has athlete's foot, the fungus may have spread to the item and may then spread to the penis in question.)

Similarly, a man with jock itch can pass his fungus off to a partner's foot by physical contact between the two.

Treatment

Men with a foot fetish should ideally ask the owner of any feet they fetishize if they have any foot conditions. Barring that, a man should inspect the foot for signs of a fungal infection, and avoid penile contact if signs are present.

But, though an annoyance, jock itch does respond well to treatments. Keeping the area dry and free from irritation and using any number of jock itch treatments (most of which are over-the-counter) generally brings relief in a few days. A doctor may also be consulted.

Whether from a foot fetish or not, jock itch can dry the skin, so using a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is advised. Find a crème with both she abutter and vitamin E, two well-regarded moisturizers that can help treat dry penis skin. It also pays to find a crème that contains vitamin B5. Also called pantothenic acid, B5 provides a boost to cell metabolism and helps maintain healthy penile tissue.

Solving the Itchy Penis: Is It Jock Itch or Herpes?

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Solving the Itchy Penis: Is It Jock Itch or Herpes?

Solving the Itchy Penis: Is It Jock Itch or Herpes?

When a man has an itch that just won't go away, it's natural to start to worry about what might be causing it. That's especially true when it's an itchy penis he's dealing with. To make matters worse, a man who is sexually active might have cause to believe he has contracted herpes, even if he practiced the best penis care possible during his encounter.

The good news is that for most guys, that itchy penis will turn out to simply be a case of bad jock itch. But for others, the dreaded news of a herpes infection is in their future. How can a guy get insight into which diagnosis he will get for that itchy penis?

The symptoms of jock itch

Many guys wind up with jock itch at some point in their lives, and it's certainly no fun. The biggest symptom is an unrelenting, maddening itch, which can actually morph into pain rather quickly. The pain will be centered on the inner thighs, buttocks and groin. It's especially prominent in the darker areas of the body, such as the bend between the thigh and the torso. That's because it's caused by a tiny fungal spore that thrives in moisture and darkness. That's also why men who tend to work out a lot and sweat plenty down there are more likely to develop jock itch. To make matters worse, a guy will often develop an inflamed, red rash along the affected areas.

The symptoms of herpes

Herpes also presents with terrible itching, which is why men will often worry that their itchy penis is caused by this sexually transmitted disease. In addition, a guy might notice that he feels as though he is coming down with the flu, complete with muscle aches, headache, fever and even swollen lymph nodes. Shortly after this, a guy will start to see tiny blisters appear. They might look like a red rash at first, which can make a man think it's just jock itch. But as the situation progresses, that redness will turn into blisters, very warm to the touch, that are filled with fluid. When the blisters pop, it creates a crusty sore that can be quite painful.

Why they might seem similar?

In the beginning of each situation, a man might see redness and some spots that create an overall rash. But in jock itch, the redness might be interspersed with tiny blisters, especially near the edges of the red areas. These tiny blisters don't pop, rarely excrete fluid and go away quickly. With herpes, on the other hand, the blisters pop and turn into sores, and they linger for two weeks or so before they dissipate. In addition, remember that a herpes outbreak often comes along with flu-like symptoms; jock itch does not.

Appropriate treatments

The best treatments for jock itch and herpes are quite different. For jock itch, a doctor will prescribe an anti-fungal cream to be slathered on the area for a few days. This usually works quite well. A guy will also need to step up his penis care game and pay more attention to careful showers, especially after workouts or other sweaty events.

Herpes typically requires a course of medication during breakouts. Some people will choose to take medications on a daily basis to prevent breakouts in the first place. Again, good penis care is essential, especially the use of a condom during sexual activity. This not only protects a guy's junk, but protects his partners from contracting herpes from him.

For any condition that might cause an itchy penis, a man should reach for a specially formulated penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The use of this crème can help ensure good daily penis care. A crème that contains alpha lipoic acid to fight the free radicals that can cause skin damage is always a good idea. And since treatments for an itchy penis often result in dry penis skin, a crème that contains luxurious Shea butter and a dose of healthy vitamin E is recommended.

Peeling and Dry Penis Skin: What It Means?

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Peeling and Dry Penis Skin: What It Means?


When a guy first notices that his penis skin is a bit dry, it's not uncommon for him to step up his penis care regimen and use a good penis health crème or moisturizer on a more regular basis than usual. But when that dry skin gets worse and turns into a peeling mess, or when the penis skin begins to get so dry that it turns red and irritated, a guy might start to wonder what kind of problem he has contracted from one of his recent partners. The good news is that in most cases, the reasons for peeling and dry penis skin are pretty simple and can be easily cured.

What causes peeling and dry penis skin?

There can be many reasons why the penis skin becomes so dry that it looks red, or that it seems to begin peeling and cracking. Here are a few of the most common culprits:

- Jock itch. That's right - old-fashioned jock itch might be the problem. For most men jock itch appears as a rash that spreads and causes unbelievable itching. But for some, the presentation of jock itch is much more subtle and can lead to skin that looks a little red, but doesn't have a truly discernable rash; it can also lead to skin that is extremely dry and begins to crack or peel. It might also have a scaly appearance, which can make a guy want to scratch and pick at it. The good news is that an antifungal crème can clear up the problem rather quickly. Doctors have plenty of experience with treating jock itch and can prescribe something that is just the right strength to battle the problem without leading to even worse dryness.

- Yeast infections. These infections are more common in women, but men can certainly develop them too, especially if there are underlying medical conditions that compromise their immune system. Yeast infections can lead to peeling and dry penis skin, but they can also lead to a thick discharge, painful urination, redness and inflammation, and of course, itching that just won't stop. Though over the counter medications are available for this, a man's first bout of it means he needs to go to the doctor and make certain that is what's going on before he chooses an over the counter product for treatment.

- Skin allergies. In some cases, skin allergies can go from almost non-existent to rather severe in the span of a few days. This might be the case if a man changes something in his day-to-day life, such as the shower cleanser he uses or the detergent he chooses for his clothing. Allergies to things that come into direct contact with the penis, such as latex condoms, might cause severe cracking, peeling and dryness.

- Skin conditions. Some conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema, usually appear on other parts of the body, but they can show up on the penis. These conditions usually result in significant itching, as well as rashes or scales on the skin. Skin conditions like this need the help of a dermatologist to determine exactly what's going on and the appropriate treatments for the condition.

No matter what is causing the dry penis skin, it always helps to add more moisture to the skin. A powerful penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can assist in that endeavor. Look specifically for a crème that contains the double-punch of vitamin E and Shea butter. These exceptional moisturizers work synergistically to create the most supple, smooth penis skin any man could want.

Understanding the 5 Most Common Penis Rashes

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5325 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Understanding the 5 Most Common Penis Rashes


Here's a disheartening fact: Penis rashes are going to happen to a guy at some point. Every man, at some point in their lives, will deal with the worrisome look of a penis rash and might also suffer from penile itching as well. Getting to the bottom of what causes the most common penis rashes can help a man quickly determine whether he has a penis rash that requires a little extra penis care, or whether he has a more serious problem that warrants a visit to the doctor.

The most common penis rashes

The good news is that penis rashes are usually caused by a variety of benign factors that can be easily remedied. Here's what a man needs to know about the most common causes:

1) Simple heat. This rash can be quite annoying, but the good news is that it goes away very quickly without any further intervention beyond extra penis care for a few days. Heat rashes are caused by getting hot and sweaty, especially while wearing restrictive clothing. The rash will often be flat and warm to the touch, or it might be slightly raised and irritated, depending upon how long it has been there. A heat rash can be remedied through a cool shower, careful moisturizing and letting the area "air out" by going without clothing for a while.

2) Jock itch. As the name implies, this isn't just a rash. It can also lead to serious penile itching, which is usually what tips a guy off to the diagnosis. This is actually very common for men, and can occur often if a guy frequents the gym or skimps even the slightest bit on his daily hygiene. Jock itch is caused by the same fungus that causes athlete's foot. There are many over the counter treatments available that will quickly ease the problem.

3) Yeast infections. This rash can be a red and painful one, especially if it is accompanied by painful urination and serious penile itching. Yeast infections can be contracted through sexual contact, but they can also happen all on their own, often thanks to underlying medical conditions that might make the body more hospitable to bacteria. Just as with jock itch, a yeast infection often responds very favorably to over the counter treatments, but it is important to get a doctor's opinion, as some of these rashes can be quite stubborn!

4) Common irritants. Men who suffer from unidentifiable penis rashes might be dealing with something in their environment that sparks an allergic reaction in the skin. Penis rashes from irritants can include a new detergent, a new type of soap or cleanser, a new partner's perfume, the use of latex condoms and spermicides, and anything else that might come into contact with the delicate penis skin. Once the irritant has been determined, stop using it and watch the rash disappear.

5) Simple irritation. Sometimes a guy gets it on for a long time with a partner, indulges in a marathon masturbation session or otherwise does something for long enough to irritate the skin. In fact, even wearing an unfamiliar pair of jeans for too long can result in contact irritations that lead to red, raised and sometimes painful rashes. The good news is that the rash will go away on its own without much more than regular penis care; however, if it lingers for more than a day or so, it's time to visit the doctor to ensure it's nothing more serious.

As any guy knows, penis rashes come with the territory. But how a guy deals with them can help ensure they go away quickly and he can show off his smooth, handsome penis once more. To that end, as a guy is healing from a penis rash he should reach for an extra dose of a powerful penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A crème that contains vitamins C and D for healing, vitamin A for fighting against odor-causing bacteria and vitamin E for maximum skin softness is a sure bet for healthier penis skin.

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