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Cuts in the penis due to masturbation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have an many open cuts on my penis that will not heal shut. Its been 2 weeks now and i've left them alone and there is still no results. I used a cream to masturbate and it had dried my penis and when i got an erection, splits in the skin of my penile head formed. What can i do?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms associated?
User :   No. They dont hurt but they will not heal shut and i cant think of anything else to do
Doctor :   how many times a week do you masturbate?
Doctor :   is there any tissue fluid discharge (clear discharge) or puss coming out of them?
User :   lately none because of the wounds, but before i used to masturbate about 3 times a week
Doctor :   ok.
User :   no, but the first day they were bleeding a little bit
User :   they are only about 1 or 2 millimeters deep
Doctor :   ok. what cream have you tried using?
User :   im just worried that they will get deeper with continued use of my penis
User :   i dont know what to do
Doctor :   superficial cuts, bruises heal by 48-72 hours
User :   i tried hydrocortisone cream
Doctor :   if they have persisted, then they need extra attention
Doctor :   stop using the cream, it is a steroid cream, it will affect healing
User :   i was told by a friend to take it because of that
Doctor :   instead an antibiotic cream would have helped better
User :   ive been too embarassed to go to a doctor about it
User :   what about a triple antibiotic?
User :   is it the same thing?
Doctor :   you should not be. you will require an examination to see how bad teh condition is
Doctor :   to help you get them healed ASAP
User :   i feel like they wont heal because of erections and abrasion all day
Doctor :   tripple antibiotic contain 3 types of antibiotics
Doctor :   it may not be useful in all cases
User :   so i should try the cream and if that doesnt work what should i result to?
User :   what cream should i try first?
Doctor :   yes, you need to stop masturbation until they heal. and wear soft and loose undergarments
Doctor :   first you should consider meeting your doctor for an exmaintion
User :   any specific recommendations on creams
Doctor :   to know the extent of problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then based on the results, get started on appropriate treatment
Doctor :   since I am not examining you, I will not be able to prescribe you anything as the cause of not healing is still not established
Doctor :   triple antibiotic use is doubtful. if infection is associated, it might help (if organism is sensitive to medications in the cream)
Doctor :   if not, then it will be of no help
User :   so which should i try first?
Doctor :   so an examination along with test done from the cut site will help in identifying infection and best medication to eradicate it to promote faster healing
Doctor :   did you follow what I said?
User :   so consulting a doctor is my best option
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes, it is the best option for better and faster healing
Doctor :   as the exact cause for non-healing needs to be identified
Doctor :   to be able to tackle the problem effectively
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no. that is all.
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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