Can plain lukewarm water be used to clean the penis?

default
Posted on Fri, 11 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi doctor,

May I know how to I properly clean my penis. I am uncut. And I noticed I am quite sensitive to soap on my Genital area.

Is it alright if I just clean it with Lukewarm water without soap while showering. Will it cause any problem in a Long run?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use plain lukewarm water

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
It is perfectly fine and recommended to clean the underside of prepuce and glans with plain lukewarm water. Soaps etc should not be used as genital mucous membrane is sensitive and soaps may cause irritation. Moreover soap bubbles may get inside the urethral opening and cause chemical urethritis - irritate urethral lining and cause burning sensation on passing urine.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Thank you doctor for your reply. Appreciate it
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for writing to us.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kakkar S.

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 8798 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Mucous membrane

doctor1 MD

dear sirs my biopsy report is Sections show multiple fragments of ileal mucosa with moderate mucosal edema and patchy increase in lamina propria...

doctor1 MD

swollen mucous membrane I ve been suffering for almost two years from my nose where it gets swollen and feels clogged specially when laying down,...

doctor1 MD

I ate some hot food yesterday.i was rushing to eat because I was in a hurry and didn't realize my food was hot when I ate it.it was split peas...

doctor1 MD

Hello Sorry about disturbing you ! 1. The question – how much infective dose is for HIV virus, as un understand no one doesn’t know as there is lot...

doctor1 MD

hi, I am 28, and experiencing pais inside the left part of my stomach-just under the ribs. I took EGD this june. The doctor said I have inflamed...

doctor1 MD

I had dry nasal mucous membranes and my nose was constantly bleeding yesterday. This is because i was around the driest and coldest weather which...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2