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Itching and dryness in penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello i seem to have itchy feeling on my tip of my penis skin.. now i took a shower and push the forskin back to clean the tip and it look swollen. what can i put to stop the itching and make it go away
Doctor :   hi.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   is the itching associated with rash?
User :   no it actually started after i masterbated
User :   maybe 2 days
User :   and it was like dry skin
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there any discharge from penis?
Doctor :   if yes, is it foul smelling?
User :   no
Doctor :   did these symptoms start after sexual intercourse?
User :   yes but i wasnt with anyone
Doctor :   do mean to say that after masturbation the symptoms started?
Doctor :   *do you mean to say that after masturbation the symptoms started?
User :   now before i went in my shower i push the skin back so i can clean the tip of my penis and it felt rough maybe because of the dry skin and i am thiking maybe that irritated it causing it to swell
User :   yes
Doctor :   the itching of penis combined with dry skin like appearance can be due to excess dryness, it can happen in some men after taking a hot shower
Doctor :   if it is due to simple dryness problem, applying Caladryl lotion would help
User :   ok
Doctor :   if you develop any foul smell and/or altered discharge from penis, then
Doctor :   it suggests infection
Doctor :   and should be treated with antibiotics.
User :   ok ill keep a look out in case
Doctor :   avoid taking very hot shower. It will cause dryness in penis head and also scrotum
Doctor :   luke warm water is a better option when it comes to the private parts
User :   now discharge has any color to it?
Doctor :   applying olive oil or coconut oil would also help
Doctor :   usually not unless severe infection is present
Doctor :   it can be a colorless one if infection is mild
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thats all thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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