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How to treat an insect bite on the penis?

Jan 2014
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I got bit by either a mite, tick, or a spider on the bottom part of the head of my penis. Now there is a black mark on the head, and my skin on the bottom of my shaft is extremely raw and there's a white gooey pus that is under the rim. Also, sex is almost impossible as the more the penis is touched, the more pain the entire shaft experiences
Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload a few images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

I request you to kindly upload a few images in "Reports section" so that I am able to guide you better. It would be a bit uncomfortable for you to take pictures but i would like to first rule out a few other possibilities like herpes simplex or shingles because it is quite rare to have a spider or insect bite to happen in that area as the penis is almost always covered.


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Follow-up: How to treat an insect bite on the penis? 1 hour later
Dr. Kakkar,

I know I got bit by something. I felt a sharp pain while lying in bed. I reached down and grabbed something small which I crushed and broke resulting in blood, although it wasn't part of the penis, just something on it. Also, I had went to a company picnic that day and sat on a picnic table that was really old and in bad shape. That's why I suspect it's an insect bite from something on that table.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Symptomatic treatment for a possible insect bite

Detailed Answer:
Ok. Fine.
Going by the symptoms and clinical picture that you mentioned i would suggest you to take a course of an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cefpodoxime or Cephalexin, for a week. Oral antibiotics are prescription medications and I suggest you to talk to your local practitioner regarding the same.
Topically you may continue with the triple antibiotic ointment, twice daily fir a few days. Also I woukd suggest you to use potassium permanganate (KMnO 4) compresses, twice daily before applying the antibiotic ointment.. It is antiseptic, antiinflammatory and would help reduce oozing/ discharge.
You may also take an OTC painkiller e.g ibuprofen or diclofenac, twice or thrice daily for a few days for symptomatic relief from pain and swelling.

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