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Skin Irritation on the Penis - Causes, Treatments and Risk Factors

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Skin Irritation on the Penis -  Causes, Treatments and Risk Factors

Skin Irritation on the Penis: Causes, Treatments and Risk Factors

Full scale or just a patch, skin irritation on the penis can be a cause for concern and often results in a loss of focus and an extra helping of discomfort. It's also not something a man tends to want to show off while "entertaining." Here's the good news - most causes of an irritated penis can be easily remedied and are nothing to worry about. Here are five common reasons for skin irritation on the penis and how to fix the lil' fella right up.

1) Genital Area Infections - Nobody in the world likes to cuddle more than fungus. Give it a nice, warm, moist place to curl up, like the folds of the genital skin, and it will nestle right in. To keep jock itch and his other fungi friends out of the area, keep the genital area clean and dry. Post-invasion see a doctor for an anti-fungal cream to clear up the infection. To prevent future fungal shack-ups, shower regularly, clean thoroughly and keep the area dry and airy.

2) Too Much of a Good Thing - Too much sex or self-gratification may seem harmless, but it can result in red, cracking, irritated, penile skin. Unless a man likes that pins-and-needles feeling on his irritated penis, stop all activity immediately until the skin is back to normal. To get it back to soft and supple, use cool compresses to soothe the irritation and a penis health crème to repair and renew the skin. When all is good, be sure to practice moderation in all things and to use a good, water-based lubricant for especially energetic sensual shenanigans.

3) Latex Condoms - Something like 15% of all Americans is allergic to latex so a skin irritation on the penis due to latex is not at all uncommon. Now, the fix isn't to stop using condoms (no dice, buddy), but it is to look for alternative condoms like polyurethane or polyisoprene which protect against STIs and pregnancy without the latex. To help the irritation, follow the same rules as in #2.

4) Balanitis - Balanitis is a skin inflammation which impacts the penis head and foreskin and is experienced more often by uncircumcised men. It's caused by a build-up of smegma. Smegma is a stinky concoction of dead skin cells, body oils, and bacteria that marinate into an especially odorific off-white paste which harkens to bacteria to infect the delicate penile skin. The best way to treat and prevent balanitis is regular and thorough cleaning of the penis daily with a gentle cleanser. If the issue is out of control (such as the foreskin will not retract), a physician will prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection.

5) Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) - Cut and dry, an irritated penis can be a symptom of an STI. Several STIs manifest as a skin irritation on the penis and can be accompanied by a rash, blisters and peeling skin. STIs associated with an irritated penis include genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, and syphilis. Men who believe they may have contracted an STI should see their doctor or clinic immediately for testing and avoid any sexual contact until the results of the test are known. Once diagnosed, a doctor will prescribe the course of treatment.

Avert an Irritated Penis with These Tips

Most skin irritations on the penis can be prevented with good genital hygiene habits and practicing safe sex. Grooming should include cleansing the penis regularly and thoroughly with a mild cleanser and soft cloth. Keep the groin area dry and air it out frequently - many men prefer to sleep in the buff to give the area plenty of oxygen.

Habitually moisturizing the penis is also a critical step in penis health. Use a specially created penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) for a clean, renewed, and supple penis. These cremes are nutrient-rich and contain vitamins like A, C, D, and E which have properties especially advantageous for penile health and healing, which is ideal for keeping an irritated penis at bay. The crème's base should be a natural moisturizer, like Shea butter, which leaves the penile skin completely hydrated and smooth.

 

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Swollen, Red Penis - Balanitis May Be Caused by Bacteria!

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Swollen, Red Penis - Balanitis May Be Caused by Bacteria!

Swollen, Red Penis? Balanitis May Be Caused by Bacteria

Monitoring penis health is important for all men. Often a man will notice that he has developed a rather red penis, or more specifically that the glans of the penis has reddened or has red patches around it. This is often a sign of balanitis, a fairly common condition, especially among men whose foreskin is intact. There are many causes of balanitis, with a yeast infection being the most common; however, bacteria can also play a big role in creating a red penis from balanitis.

Balanitis

As mentioned, men with a foreskin are more likely to contract balanitis than men who are circumcised. And some studies indicate that men with an especially long foreskin may be even more at risk of balanitis. We'll look at why that might be the case after learning a little more about balanitis.

Balanitis is, simply put, an inflammation of the glans of the penis, typically caused by an infection of some sort. In addition to a red penis, common symptoms include an itching or burning sensation in the penis and/or a white or yellowish, clumpy discharge in the area. Often there is an unpleasant smell as well. In most cases, balanitis is not considered serious, especially if it is treated early, and most cases respond quickly to treatment, typically clearing up in 3 to 5 days after treatment has begun.

Hygiene

As mentioned, bacteria is often a cause of balanitis, which is why monitoring penis health and practicing good penis hygiene is so important. One reason that balanitis is more common among uncircumcised men is that it can be more challenging to clean the penis skin underneath the foreskin - and this problem can become more pronounced with longer foreskin, which may be difficult to retract all the way. At least one study has found that men who are circumcised tend to have fewer anaerobic bacteria, which is more likely to cause balanitis, than men who are intact. Cleaning underneath the foreskin regularly is one excellent way to keep away the bacteria that can cause balanitis.

This includes cleaning the penis after sex. Studies have also found that the same kind of anaerobic bacteria responsible for a bacterial infection in the vagina is also a cause of balanitis - so that male and female partners who are infected can spread the bacteria between each other. So washing soon after sex can help decrease the chances of balanitis.

There are other things a guy can do to help decrease bacteria on the penis. One of the most important is changing underwear regularly. A clean pair every day is necessary - and changing more than once a day is a good idea during times when a guy is going to sweat more (such as when working out, playing a game of football, etc.) It also helps to wear looser underwear and pants, rather than tight ones, and to choose fabrics that are lightweight and can "breathe" better.

Some guys may choose an antibacterial soap to help keep away the red penis caused by balanitis, but sometimes such soaps may be harsh on delicate penis skin. An alternative may be to daily apply a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) instead (or in addition to the soap). In such cases, be sure that the crème contains vitamin A, which is well known for its potent antibacterial properties. As a bonus, vitamin A also helps to fight unpleasant and persistent penis odor. The best crème should also include a range of other vitamins, such as B5, C, D and E, which together can help maintain penis health at an appropriate level.

 

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5 Penis Health Conditions Almost Any Man Can Avoid

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
5 Penis Health Conditions Almost Any Man Can Avoid

5 Penis Health Conditions Almost Any Man Can Avoid

When it comes to penis health, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. In fact, men who practice proper penis health care may be able to completely avoid these five common conditions that can strike a man below the belt.

1. Penile Fracture

When soft, the penis is bendable and movable. When rigid, however, the cells of the penis aren't quite as flexible as they should be, and a sudden movement in the wrong direction can lead to a break. Often, these injuries occur when men are engaged in hurried encounters in tiny spaces, like cars or closets. They can also strike men who use quick, forceful movements that hit a partner's immovable bones. Men who use a little care when they're aroused can keep these injuries from taking place. Movements should be deliberate and carefully orchestrated, so everyone knows where the action is headed, and they should take place in safe spaces, like bedrooms.

2. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Nasty diseases can jump from person to person during a sexual encounter, and it isn't always easy to spot an infection through a quick visual inspection. This kind of problem can be avoided altogether if men refrain from intimate encounters with partners that haven't been tested for STIs, or if they stick with the same long-term partner in a committed and monogamous relationship. Guys with a little fire in their blood, however, may need to rely on latex barriers during sexual activity for some protection. Even then, however, some skin may be exposed to infection, so regular testing and treatments are called for.

3. Bent Penis

When scar tissue develops on the erectile chambers, the consequent lack of stretching ability can morph a straight penis into a bending, curving tool that can cause a great deal of pain and even interfere with the ability to engage in sex. Once again, treating the package with tender care is key. Rough masturbation techniques, in particular, can be deadly for the penis. Using proper lubrication and an ample amount of time can keep pockets of scar tissue from forming. Masturbation like this can also be much more pleasurable than furtive, burning episodes that leave only pain behind.

4. Balanitis

Balanitis is a fancy word that describes inflammation on the head of the penis, and it's commonly caused by:

  • Yeast infections
  • STIs
  • Harsh detergents
  • Perfumed lotions
  • Poor hygiene

A few colonies of germs allowed to spread in penile tissue can grow and grow until they cause severe discomfort, and harsh cleansing methods can irritate the skin yet further. A daily wash with warm water and hypoallergenic soap can keep this problem from occurring.

5. Sensitivity Loss

The ability of the penis to detect a gentle touch or a soft breeze is legendary, but unfortunately, that ability can fade with time. Rough treatment is sometimes to blame here, as men can pull and tug on their equipment and toughen the outer layers of skin in the process. Sometimes, however, poor nutrition is to blame. Penile tissue needs a variety of vitamins and minerals in order to stay moist and sensitive, and often, a man's diet isn't as healthful as it should be. Taking vitamins orally may not help, either, as the body may choose to apply those nutrients to help other tissues before it assists the penis. A penis health creme (most experts recommend Man Oil) could be a vital help here. These products allow a man to deliver vital nutrition directly to the starved tissues that need it most. Using a penis health creme as part of a regular part of the grooming process could allow a man to keep his sensitivity, well into his golden years.

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Penis Odor And The Diabetes Connection

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Odor And The Diabetes Connection

Penis Odor and the Diabetes Connection

Penis odor is a penis health issue that all men encounter at some time or other. Even when it isn't a chronic issue for a guy, there are plenty of times - when he has just finished a neighborhood game of football or come in from mowing the lawn on a hot day - when an unmistakable funk wafts from his crotch. But while these sweat-based emanations make sense, there are more puzzling ones that can be confounding. For example, evidence has shown that there can might a link between penis odor and diabetes, something most men wouldn't think to consider.

About diabetes

Diabetes, as most people know, has to do with blood sugar levels. But the disease is more complex than many people may realize. In a nutshell, diabetes refers to several disorders that all affect how the body uses and processes blood sugar. Blood sugar (also called glucose) is important; it gives energy to cells and keeps the brain healthy. Having too little or too much glucose isn't good, and when this happens over the long term, it can result in damage. Insulin is used to help regulate blood sugar, and when a person has diabetes, they need to inject insulin to help keep glucose at healthy levels.

Often, when there is a problem with the body getting enough glucose, the liver will create something called ketone bodies. Basically, this is a temporary source of energy to be used when glucose is not being accessed properly. So, when diabetes causes problems with glucose, more ketone bodies are created.

Sometimes the body produces more of these ketone bodies than it can use properly. This excess is called ketonuria, and it is one of the signs that a person's diabetes may not be being managed adequately. If a doctor find evidence of ketonuria, he is likely to recommend altering treatment.

Smell

Ketonuria is marked by an intense odor, one which is typically described as fishy. It is not pleasant to most people. Sometimes, when a man is urinating, he may catch a whiff of a very fishy smell in his urine; that may be an indication of ketonuria (especially if the man has previously been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes).

How does ketonuria relate to penis odor? Well, even the most careful man does not always shake all of the urine drops out of his penis when he finishes urinating. Drops that stray out afterward may dry on the penis and can leave behind a strong penis odor. This is one reason why it's important to take time to allow post-urination drops to dribble out. It also can be helpful to wipe the penis off with a damp paper towel after urinating, to catch any stray droplets.

If a man suspects he has ketonuria, he should alert his doctor. If he has not previously been diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor will want to check to see if this is a possibility. If he has been diagnosed, it may mean that the patient is not properly managing his diabetes or may need to have a change in his treatment regimen.

Whether a man has diabetes or not, penis odor can be an especially galling problem. Daily use of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is urged to help combat this problem. A man should definitely seek pout a crème which includes vitamin A among its ingredients. This wonderful vitamin has antibacterial properties which can be an enormous help in fighting persistent penis odor. The creme should also include alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant. By fighting excess free radicals, alpha lipoic acid strengthens penis skin and makes it even less likely to succumb to odor-causing bacteria.

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Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

A red-colored penis is usually a sign that everything below the belt is in working order. However, when the discoloration is accompanied by certain discomforts, like itchiness or tenderness, it can be a red flag that something is wrong. The following outlines how to identify a problematic red penis, the most common causes and their solutions.

When is a red penis cause for concern?

If you're experiencing a red member outside of intimate situations, it may be an indication that there's a bigger problem. To have a red groin in the bedroom is very normal and is not a reason to worry. However, a red penis in ordinary circumstances that is tender and sore to the touch can signal a problem. Additionally, inflammation and swelling while in a flaccid state are causes for concern, as well as any kind of moderate to severe pain. Rashes and other physical irritations are also atypical and may require a diagnosis.

Here are a few of the most common causes of a problematically red penis:

1) Excessive Use - A very common cause of a discolored member is prolonged or aggressive intimate activity, which can cause chafing and soreness, as well as discoloration. In this instance, solving the problem is as easy as abstaining from all sensual activity, including self-pleasure, until symptoms have subsided, typically within two to 24 hours. In the meantime, a cool compress, like a chilled wet washcloth, can alleviate symptoms temporarily.

2) Fungus - Tinea cruris, often referred to as "jock itch," is another common culprit for a red groin. The fungus found in tinea cruris is the same as the type found in athlete's foot and thrives in warm, wet conditions, like feet and the crotch area. A red penis that's accompanied by a very itchy, red, growing rash with a noticeably bumpy outline may be dealing with tinea cruris. Solving this issue is a little more involved than if your red groin is caused by overuse. Those afflicted will need to use an over-the-counter anti-fungal crème in order for the rash to go away permanently. In addition, loose, breathable clothing that allows for air circulation will help speed up recovery.

3) Latex Allergy - Using protection when engaging in intimate activity is always a good idea, but can present a problem when there's a latex allergy involved. Another common cause of a reddened member is an allergy to latex, one of the most common materials in condoms. A reaction to latex is usually accompanied by burning, itching and redness and in the most severe causes, respiratory problems may appear as well. Though serious, this issue is resolved as easily as discontinuing use of latex condoms. Instead, choose options made from lambskin or polyurethane. While symptoms of discomfort like redness and itching will generally recede with discontinued use of latex, respiratory problems should be handled by medical professionals.

4) Balanitis - This cause of penis redness is most often found in uncircumcised men. Balanitis is an inflammation of the member's head and foreskin caused by a buildup of dead skin cells and the body's natural oils. When not cleaned regularly, these two substances can create smegma, which attracts harmful bacteria that causes redness and inflammation. Similar to tinea cruris, a special medicine will be required in order to kill the bacteria. However, the smegma can be removed simply by regularly washing the groin area with water and a mild cleanser.

What to do in the meantime

The correct treatment of a red penis is completely dependent on what's causing this discoloration. However, no matter the reason, the symptoms of a reddened member can be temporarily alleviated by using a penis health creme (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) designed for the sensitive private area. Before using a health crème, be sure to properly cleanse the affected area and pat dry using a clean towel. The crème should help with unpleasant side effects of a red member while the underlying source of the problem is identified and solved.

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Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Penis Rash: Likely Causes and Effective Remedies

The human skin can be susceptible to problems like rashes. These can often be easily treated using topical medications. But if a rash appears on sensitive body parts such as the penis, there could be cause for concern. Failure to treat rashes and other problems in this delicate area can lead to more serious issues. To better care for this sensitive body part, it's important to be aware of some common causes for penis rash, as well as the recommended treatments.

- Razor Bumps ­- As suggested by the name, these red, itchy spots usually appear after shaving the hair around the penis. However, this is not as serious as it can be perceived, as razor bumps are simply the result of irritated skin and can be remedied easily. Experts suggest shaving after taking a shower, when the skin is soft, and applying shaving gel for moisturizing. Shaving towards the direction of hair growth is also recommended.

- Jock Itch - This is another common problem that most men have to deal with on a regular basis. Prevalent most especially among athletes, jock itch is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist areas. It can cause a red, spreading, itchy rash that may affect the entire groin area, as well as the thighs. Topical medications such as those used to treat athlete's foot are generally effective for clearing up this condition.

- Contact Dermatitis - This condition is a type of allergic reaction to something in the environment. Most mild cases appear like the run-of-the-mill skin rash, but worse scenarios include fluid-filled bumps that may dry and peel. The most common triggers for contact dermatitis include soaps, laundry detergents, some types of condoms, and even plants and grasses. This condition can be treated by use of topical hydrocortisone ointments. A high-end moisturizer is also recommended to help sooth the itch and minimize drying and flaking.

- Balanitis - Balanitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin and/or glans and is most common among uncircumcised men. It is normally caused mainly by poor hygiene, which allows for the proliferation of bacteria, leading to swelling, soreness, and an itchy, red rash. The best remedy for balanitis is simply cleaning the infected area with a mild cleanser and avoiding the use of scented soaps that may contain irritant chemicals.

- Psoriasis - Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that essentially speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing a rapid build-up of dead skin cells on the skin's surface. Genital psoriasis, in particular, comes off as a deep red rash appearing shiny patches at the tip of the penis or on its shaft. Similar to jock itch, it is aggravated by the moisture that is being locked in. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for this condition, but there are methods to keep it under control, such as treatment with oral medications, UV light, and use of crèmes containing vitamins A and E.

Prevention is better than a cure:

The penis is one of the most delicates part of a man's body, and it should be given utmost attention when it comes to treatment. Hygiene, of course, will always play a big role, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Daily penis care may be extended beyond simply bathing the area to use of a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). A high-end product containing nutrients such as Vitamins A, B5, C, D3, and E, as well as rich moisturizers such as Shea butter, can be a key solution for maintaining hydration and soothing itchy, dry, reddened skin.

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Penis Odor And The Diabetes Connection

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Odor And The Diabetes Connection

Penis Odor and the Diabetes Connection

Penis odor is a penis health issue that all men encounter at some time or other. Even when it isn't a chronic issue for a guy, there are plenty of times - when he has just finished a neighborhood game of football or come in from mowing the lawn on a hot day - when an unmistakable funk wafts from his crotch. But while these sweat-based emanations make sense, there are more puzzling ones that can be confounding. For example, evidence has shown that there can might a link between penis odor and diabetes, something most men wouldn't think to consider.

About diabetes

Diabetes, as most people know, has to do with blood sugar levels. But the disease is more complex than many people may realize. In a nutshell, diabetes refers to several disorders that all affect how the body uses and processes blood sugar. Blood sugar (also called glucose) is important; it gives energy to cells and keeps the brain healthy. Having too little or too much glucose isn't good, and when this happens over the long term, it can result in damage. Insulin is used to help regulate blood sugar, and when a person has diabetes, they need to inject insulin to help keep glucose at healthy levels.

Often, when there is a problem with the body getting enough glucose, the liver will create something called ketone bodies. Basically, this is a temporary source of energy to be used when glucose is not being accessed properly. So, when diabetes causes problems with glucose, more ketone bodies are created.

Sometimes the body produces more of these ketone bodies than it can use properly. This excess is called ketonuria, and it is one of the signs that a person's diabetes may not be being managed adequately. If a doctor find evidence of ketonuria, he is likely to recommend altering treatment.

Smell

Ketonuria is marked by an intense odor, one which is typically described as fishy. It is not pleasant to most people. Sometimes, when a man is urinating, he may catch a whiff of a very fishy smell in his urine; that may be an indication of ketonuria (especially if the man has previously been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes).

How does ketonuria relate to penis odor? Well, even the most careful man does not always shake all of the urine drops out of his penis when he finishes urinating. Drops that stray out afterward may dry on the penis and can leave behind a strong penis odor. This is one reason why it's important to take time to allow post-urination drops to dribble out. It also can be helpful to wipe the penis off with a damp paper towel after urinating, to catch any stray droplets.

If a man suspects he has ketonuria, he should alert his doctor. If he has not previously been diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor will want to check to see if this is a possibility. If he has been diagnosed, it may mean that the patient is not properly managing his diabetes or may need to have a change in his treatment regimen.

Whether a man has diabetes or not, penis odor can be an especially galling problem. Daily use of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is urged to help combat this problem. A man should definitely seek pout a crème which includes vitamin A among its ingredients. This wonderful vitamin has antibacterial properties which can be an enormous help in fighting persistent penis odor. The creme should also include alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant. By fighting excess free radicals, alpha lipoic acid strengthens penis skin and makes it even less likely to succumb to odor-causing bacteria.

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Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Penis Rash: Likely Causes and Effective Remedies

The human skin can be susceptible to problems like rashes. These can often be easily treated using topical medications. But if a rash appears on sensitive body parts such as the penis, there could be cause for concern. Failure to treat rashes and other problems in this delicate area can lead to more serious issues. To better care for this sensitive body part, it's important to be aware of some common causes for penis rash, as well as the recommended treatments.

- Razor Bumps ­- As suggested by the name, these red, itchy spots usually appear after shaving the hair around the penis. However, this is not as serious as it can be perceived, as razor bumps are simply the result of irritated skin and can be remedied easily. Experts suggest shaving after taking a shower, when the skin is soft, and applying shaving gel for moisturizing. Shaving towards the direction of hair growth is also recommended.

- Jock Itch - This is another common problem that most men have to deal with on a regular basis. Prevalent most especially among athletes, jock itch is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist areas. It can cause a red, spreading, itchy rash that may affect the entire groin area, as well as the thighs. Topical medications such as those used to treat athlete's foot are generally effective for clearing up this condition.

- Contact Dermatitis - This condition is a type of allergic reaction to something in the environment. Most mild cases appear like the run-of-the-mill skin rash, but worse scenarios include fluid-filled bumps that may dry and peel. The most common triggers for contact dermatitis include soaps, laundry detergents, some types of condoms, and even plants and grasses. This condition can be treated by use of topical hydrocortisone ointments. A high-end moisturizer is also recommended to help sooth the itch and minimize drying and flaking.

- Balanitis - Balanitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin and/or glans and is most common among uncircumcised men. It is normally caused mainly by poor hygiene, which allows for the proliferation of bacteria, leading to swelling, soreness, and an itchy, red rash. The best remedy for balanitis is simply cleaning the infected area with a mild cleanser and avoiding the use of scented soaps that may contain irritant chemicals.

- Psoriasis - Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that essentially speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing a rapid build-up of dead skin cells on the skin's surface. Genital psoriasis, in particular, comes off as a deep red rash appearing shiny patches at the tip of the penis or on its shaft. Similar to jock itch, it is aggravated by the moisture that is being locked in. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for this condition, but there are methods to keep it under control, such as treatment with oral medications, UV light, and use of crèmes containing vitamins A and E.

Prevention is better than a cure

The penis is one of the most delicates part of a man's body, and it should be given utmost attention when it comes to treatment. Hygiene, of course, will always play a big role, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Daily penis care may be extended beyond simply bathing the area to use of a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). A high-end product containing nutrients such as Vitamins A, B5, C, D3, and E, as well as rich moisturizers such as Shea butter, can be a key solution for maintaining hydration and soothing itchy, dry, reddened skin.

Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Penis Rash: Likely Causes and Effective Remedies

The human skin can be susceptible to problems like rashes. These can often be easily treated using topical medications. But if a rash appears on sensitive body parts such as the penis, there could be cause for concern. Failure to treat rashes and other problems in this delicate area can lead to more serious issues. To better care for this sensitive body part, it's important to be aware of some common causes for penis rash, as well as the recommended treatments.

- Razor Bumps ­- As suggested by the name, these red, itchy spots usually appear after shaving the hair around the penis. However, this is not as serious as it can be perceived, as razor bumps are simply the result of irritated skin and can be remedied easily. Experts suggest shaving after taking a shower, when the skin is soft, and applying shaving gel for moisturizing. Shaving towards the direction of hair growth is also recommended.

- Jock Itch - This is another common problem that most men have to deal with on a regular basis. Prevalent most especially among athletes, jock itch is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist areas. It can cause a red, spreading, itchy rash that may affect the entire groin area, as well as the thighs. Topical medications such as those used to treat athlete's foot are generally effective for clearing up this condition.

- Contact Dermatitis - This condition is a type of allergic reaction to something in the environment. Most mild cases appear like the run-of-the-mill skin rash, but worse scenarios include fluid-filled bumps that may dry and peel. The most common triggers for contact dermatitis include soaps, laundry detergents, some types of condoms, and even plants and grasses. This condition can be treated by use of topical hydrocortisone ointments. A high-end moisturizer is also recommended to help sooth the itch and minimize drying and flaking.

- Balanitis - Balanitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin and/or glans and is most common among uncircumcised men. It is normally caused mainly by poor hygiene, which allows for the proliferation of bacteria, leading to swelling, soreness, and an itchy, red rash. The best remedy for balanitis is simply cleaning the infected area with a mild cleanser and avoiding the use of scented soaps that may contain irritant chemicals.

- Psoriasis - Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that essentially speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing a rapid build-up of dead skin cells on the skin's surface. Genital psoriasis, in particular, comes off as a deep red rash appearing shiny patches at the tip of the penis or on its shaft. Similar to jock itch, it is aggravated by the moisture that is being locked in. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for this condition, but there are methods to keep it under control, such as treatment with oral medications, UV light, and use of crèmes containing vitamins A and E.

Prevention is better than a cure

The penis is one of the most delicates part of a man's body, and it should be given utmost attention when it comes to treatment. Hygiene, of course, will always play a big role, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Daily penis care may be extended beyond simply bathing the area to use of a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). A high-end product containing nutrients such as Vitamins A, B5, C, D3, and E, as well as rich moisturizers such as Shea butter, can be a key solution for maintaining hydration and soothing itchy, dry, reddened skin.

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Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5866 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash: Likely Causes And Effective Remedies

Penis Rash: Likely Causes and Effective Remedies

The human skin can be susceptible to problems like rashes. These can often be easily treated using topical medications. But if a rash appears on sensitive body parts such as the penis, there could be cause for concern. Failure to treat rashes and other problems in this delicate area can lead to more serious issues. To better care for this sensitive body part, it's important to be aware of some common causes for penis rash, as well as the recommended treatments.

- Razor Bumps ­- As suggested by the name, these red, itchy spots usually appear after shaving the hair around the penis. However, this is not as serious as it can be perceived, as razor bumps are simply the result of irritated skin and can be remedied easily. Experts suggest shaving after taking a shower, when the skin is soft, and applying shaving gel for moisturizing. Shaving towards the direction of hair growth is also recommended.

- Jock Itch - This is another common problem that most men have to deal with on a regular basis. Prevalent most especially among athletes, jock itch is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist areas. It can cause a red, spreading, itchy rash that may affect the entire groin area, as well as the thighs. Topical medications such as those used to treat athlete's foot are generally effective for clearing up this condition.

- Contact Dermatitis - This condition is a type of allergic reaction to something in the environment. Most mild cases appear like the run-of-the-mill skin rash, but worse scenarios include fluid-filled bumps that may dry and peel. The most common triggers for contact dermatitis include soaps, laundry detergents, some types of condoms, and even plants and grasses. This condition can be treated by use of topical hydrocortisone ointments. A high-end moisturizer is also recommended to help sooth the itch and minimize drying and flaking.

- Balanitis - Balanitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin and/or glans and is most common among uncircumcised men. It is normally caused mainly by poor hygiene, which allows for the proliferation of bacteria, leading to swelling, soreness, and an itchy, red rash. The best remedy for balanitis is simply cleaning the infected area with a mild cleanser and avoiding the use of scented soaps that may contain irritant chemicals.

- Psoriasis - Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that essentially speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing a rapid build-up of dead skin cells on the skin's surface. Genital psoriasis, in particular, comes off as a deep red rash appearing shiny patches at the tip of the penis or on its shaft. Similar to jock itch, it is aggravated by the moisture that is being locked in. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for this condition, but there are methods to keep it under control, such as treatment with oral medications, UV light, and use of crèmes containing vitamins A and E.

Prevention is better than a cure

The penis is one of the most delicates part of a man's body, and it should be given utmost attention when it comes to treatment. Hygiene, of course, will always play a big role, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Daily penis care may be extended beyond simply bathing the area to use of a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). A high-end product containing nutrients such as Vitamins A, B5, C, D3, and E, as well as rich moisturizers such as Shea butter, can be a key solution for maintaining hydration and soothing itchy, dry, reddened skin.

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