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Redness,itching around shaft of penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I've got a question. I often experience a itchy feeling around the shaft of my penis just below the head. And it appears that the skin is flaky around that area too. It gets better if I use lotion or something, but it's pretty persistent. What can I do?
User :   Correction: The skin is flaky on the head of the penis
Doctor :   what lotion?

User :   just any type of cream, or a moisturizer
Doctor :   is there any redness?

User :   a little, but not too much
User :   it's very tender where it's itchy
Doctor :   i think its a infection and mostly it is fungal
Doctor :   need a physical examination to confirm

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