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Itchy, painful rash on penis with swelling, STD ruled out. Could this be allergy due to new shorts?

Hello, I am a 28 yr old male. About a week ago I developed an itchy painful rash on only my penis . I iced it to reduce the itching but it kept on. I also made sure to keep it clean and dry. Now the rash is gone but it is very swollen and painful. I know it is not an std as I am a virgin . Could it be an allergic reaction to my new running shorts with built in underwear? I have not had any changes in diet , lotions or detergents. Thank you so much for your help
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Yes it could be an allergy and you may have to take some anti histaminic drug like cetrizine to help it cure. Try keeping it clean and dry. Take some mild pain killers like paracetamol until it heals.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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