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Not circumcised. Have red vein on penis. Not itchy. Reason?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2012
Question: I intermittently haave suffered from irritation on the inside of my foreskin...reddens veins slightly raised and itchy...i am not circumcised. on this occasion it has persisted much longer than normal almost recovering and then returning. Therei is no discharge just soreness /irritation.
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (45 minutes later)
Hi Harryog
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
You are probably having a local irritation or an infection.
I think you should get a local examination and get a local swab for gram stain and culture.
The source of irritation can be caused by a built up of local secretions called smegma so you should retract the fore skin and clean the secretions with soap and water every alternate day for a fortnight. If your problem does not subside then probably you need to be examined by a local physician and get antibiotic course prescribed, the regimen your clinician would know.
Wish you a great health!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary (3 hours later)
I do not have secretions as clean regularly anyway so perhaps you might suggest an antibiotic cream or is it possibly fungal
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (9 hours later)
Hi harruog,
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic Physician's Desk!
You should get the culture of the local swab and start applying antibacterial and antifungal cream( Cream Neosporin) twice a day.
You should get relief within 15days if not then you need to get examined again.
Wish you a great health!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Not circumcised. Have red vein on penis. Not itchy. Reason?

Hi Harryog
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
You are probably having a local irritation or an infection.
I think you should get a local examination and get a local swab for gram stain and culture.
The source of irritation can be caused by a built up of local secretions called smegma so you should retract the fore skin and clean the secretions with soap and water every alternate day for a fortnight. If your problem does not subside then probably you need to be examined by a local physician and get antibiotic course prescribed, the regimen your clinician would know.
Wish you a great health!