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Inflammation of the skin on penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi Doctor
User :   how are you?
Doctor :   hello
User :   when the skin is inflammed, how long does it usually take to heal?
Doctor :   it depends on the the type of injury
User :   it has been 2 months now and I think still has not completely healed
User :   the skin is still changing color, texture and form
User :   and it's weird because it looks different everytime you take a look at it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where is it situated
User :   on the penis head
Doctor :   is it small or big
User :   it's not really big but not small either, it is right beside the opening of the urethrea
Doctor :   do you have itching
User :   no itching
User :   but sometimes have pain and burning sensation
Doctor :   are you using any medications
User :   no
Doctor :   provide your age, marital status
User :   30 Single
Doctor :   are you sexually active
User :   no
Doctor :   you need to maintain good personal hygeine
User :   the cause of this was I rubbed my penis head too hard
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do not rub apply some ointment
User :   2 months ago
Doctor :   like NEOSPORIN ointment
Doctor :   do not scratch or rub
User :   yes, I was so stupid
Doctor :   clean the area with mils soap and apply ointment
Doctor :   2 times a day
User :   well, I rubbed it too hard against my underwear
Doctor :   avoid rubbing
User :   will neosporin ointment help relieve the inflammation and pain?
Doctor :   yes
User :   it has been 2 months and I still feel pain sometimes...feels like the inflammation is still there
User :   and it is still very visible
Doctor :   take these medications
Doctor :   use cotton briefs
User :   I have seen a doctor and he said it looks okay but I still feel pain and I know it doesn't look the way it looks before
Doctor :   do you have any urinary problems
User :   no
Doctor :   like burning sensation
User :   no
Doctor :   any discharge from the wound
User :   no
User :   it just looks awful
Doctor :   any bleeding?
User :   no bleeding
User :   the skin just looks pretty bad at times
User :   it changes color
Doctor :   i suggest you to to get an examination done by dermatologist
User :   yes
User :   he said it looks okay
Doctor :   then need to worry
User :   do you think that the skin is still healing? because it is very apparent that the skin color changes and also its texture and form
Doctor :   yes it takes time
Doctor :   because it is in the area
Doctor :   which will heal late
User :   ok
User :   but 2 months already
Doctor :   After urination wipe the area with clean cloth
User :   ok
Doctor :   because of the
Doctor :   thearea is raw
Doctor :   and gets more infected if it is come in contact with urine
User :   right
Doctor :   do you havy any queries
User :   how much longer do you think will be needed for complete healing?
User :   and what's bad is that there are also 2 deep wrinkles that wasn't there before
Doctor :   it may take a week
User :   I regret what I have done so much
Doctor :   no need to worry
Doctor :   follow the instructions i have given
Doctor :   if still the rahses persists
User :   do you think the wrinkles will go away?
Doctor :   you need to get it checked with a dermatologist
User :   is it possible to restore the skin to the way it was before?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   no need to worry
Doctor :   it will heal slowly
Doctor :   small scar may be formed
Doctor :   but no need to bother
User :   because it looks pretty awful right now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apply the cream i have suggeted
Doctor :   avoid rubbing or scratching
User :   ok
User :   the neosporin
User :   any way to get rid of the deep wrinkle?
Doctor :   there is nothing much can be done for the scar
User :   so not much can be done about the wrinkle?
Doctor :   do you have any more queries
Doctor :   are you there
User :   can I ask you one more topic?
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   ok
User :   is cosmetic surgery possible in that area?
Doctor :   there can be done
Doctor :   but rare
Doctor :   once the wound heal
Doctor :   the scar will be formed
Doctor :   and the scar fades as the time passess
Doctor :   so i do no think you need a plastic surgery for that
User :   I see
Doctor :   so wait for the wound to get healed
User :   but a cosmetic surgery can be done to restore the skin?
Doctor :   yes cosmetic surgery can be done
User :   will it be dangerous? since it is such a sensitive area
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   there is no danger in that area
Doctor :   actually the healing will be good in that area since there is incresed blood supply
User :   I see
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so do not worry too much
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   surgery is the last resort
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   yes surgery is the last resort
User :   I have filled out the form
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   apply the cream
User :   ok
Doctor :   if any thing is there you can always chat with us
User :   yes, thank you very much for your support
User :   I really appreciate it
Doctor :   Welcome
Doctor :   This is our duty
User :   it just looks pretty bad right now
User :   even after the 2 months
Doctor :   no need to worry, once it heals it will be fine
Doctor :   you have not used any medications that is the reason
User :   so it heals slower?
Doctor :   ya
User :   ok
User :   so just apply the Neosporin Ointment
User :   any kind is ok?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Welcome
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