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Have red spots or blotches on head of penis. What could be the cause and solution to get rid of this?

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hi doctor I have Red spots or blotches very small size on head of my pennis what could it cause and solution to get rid of them
Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It appears to be a normal process.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to XXXXXXX

As per your problem you have small red spots on penis glans (head of penis).

In your query you have not mentioned certain important points regarding your problem such as:
- Since how long the problem is present.

- Any history of discharge( any type of pus or related thing) from the same.

- any associated symptom of pain, burning or irritation over the same.

- Any use of soaps, shower gels or any chemicals over the area.

- Your marital status/sexual active status and so XXXXXXX of condoms or any lubricants.

Now as I can get your brief query you are young man of 25 years so the most common cause of this kind of redness is just a normal phenomenon.

To explain you medically you should know the very first fact that our penile skin is the thinnest skin on the body. It is such a thin skin that even the blood vessels are directly visible over it. This redness of the blood vessels is many times confused with some kind of skin problems such as red rash or related thing. In your case also this redness can be due to this simple normal phenomenon of the human penile skin.

Now if there is mild irritation then it can be just a hygiene related feature.To explain you medically and scientifically again- in an uncircumcised male there can be deposition of smegma over the glans penis. Smegma is the normal secretion over glans penis in uncircumcised males.
Along with this there can be retention of urine between two tightly apposed surfaces of glans penis and skin of prepuce. When this area is infrequently and inadequately separated and/or inappropriately bathed, it leads to frictional trauma over the surface of glans penis. Adding to it, the thinnest skin of the body over glans is also sensitive to the friction plus the chemicals in day to day life. All these factors also lead to the kind of problem which you are facing.

Mild to moderate redness is quite common in this area because of the friction during sexual intercourse or due to masturbation also. Even the condoms are known to produce redness because of the rubber content as well as certain chemicals on the condoms as lubricants and as fragrance.

In your case if there is more of redness with burning or any time if you have felt any irritation and itching of high grade then it indicates us towards some infection.

I would suggest you that as you are uncircumcised male so clean the genital area 2 times thoroughly and gently by retracting your prepuce completely backwards.This will reduce the present symptoms as well as help us in future also.

Do let me know if your condition matches with any of the conditions above or else for the best possibility of the problem it would be better if you can upload a close picture of the area with good resolution. For that you have a feature to upload images by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your further queries. Or else, you can send as an attachment to YYYY@YYYY with the subject as "Attn: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia). I hope this feature will help us better in resolving your problem.

Even then if there is no pain, irritation or any pus discharge along with the redness then the most common possibility in more than 90% of cases is the first one meaning the normal phenomenon of the body so nothing is to be done from you side and relax for the same.
I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.

"Wish you good health"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
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Follow-up: Have red spots or blotches on head of penis. What could be the cause and solution to get rid of this? 11 minutes later
thanks . I attached picture..sosometimes it's itching I don't do any sexual interactions..
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Totally normal skin in pict- no need to be worried

Detailed Answer:
Hello young fellow,

Thanks for so swift reply.

I have gone through the very good resolution picture sent by you. The pictures tells everything about the clean status. The picture shows totally normal skin with prominent blood vessels which is normal architecture and appearance of the skin.

Though mild irritation itself is a normal process but from your side you can just try to maintain normal hygiene by washing properly.
Rest nothing is to be done from your side to reduce the normal redness of the skin.

Keep enjoying and relaxing dear !!!

I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help or else you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

"Wish you good health"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
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