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Itching on the penis. Reddish skin with sensitivity. No STD. Why do I keep getting this?

Hi, Look I am experiencing a very sensitive itch on my penis, just below the penis head, the skin has become red and is very sensitive when anything touches it. I have had this issue twice now, where I have seen a medical expert and they have told me it was nothing serious, took tests for any STI/STD's but all negative. Is there any reason why I am getting this?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

You had not mentioned your age, whether married or not, circumcised or not, whether you have diabetes or not. These information will provide more information about your condition.

Redness and sensitiveness of penis indicates that you are having balanitis (Inflammation of head of penis - Glans penis). This may be due to irritation (Soap, external applications, smegma etc.) allergy, yeast infection and other rare condition. Blood tests for STI will be usually negative only.

An experienced Dermato-venereologist can identify the cause with a detailed history, investigations and easily cure the condition.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
DR S.Murugan
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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