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Suggest treatment for cracked penis shaft

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Cracked penis shaft for 2 months. Bath with emollient and tried Daktacort, Daktarin and Nizoral creams but none have helped
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Answered by Dr. J Kingson John David (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Penile Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi ..

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I was able to view the picture and accordingly you are likely to suffer from dryness /fungal manifestation leading to crack in penis shaft. Other possible conditions that mimic those symptoms are:
- Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash) and can cause dryness of the skin and rashes.
- Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema.
- Lichen sclerosis appears as white,dry plaques on the glans (glands), foreskin or shaft of the penis.
- Balanitis xerotica is a severe form of lichen sclerosis.Psoraisis (psoriasis) can also cause dry ,itchy skin rashes.

In this circumstance I advice you to avoid soaps as it cause irritation. Continue emolients and steroid cream after cleansing penile shaft with warm water and providone solution (iodine containing antiseptic solution).

It would be worthwhile to visit a dermatologist, if symptoms don't get better in a week or two.

Do not wear tight garments as it delay healing

You can ask me further if you have more query
Thank You.
Dr.Kingson John David ( http://goo.gl/22DsO4 )

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Suggest treatment for cracked penis shaft

Brief Answer: Penile Infection Detailed Answer: Hi .. Thanks for using Healthcare Magic I was able to view the picture and accordingly you are likely to suffer from dryness /fungal manifestation leading to crack in penis shaft. Other possible conditions that mimic those symptoms are: - Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash) and can cause dryness of the skin and rashes. - Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. - Lichen sclerosis appears as white,dry plaques on the glans (glands), foreskin or shaft of the penis. - Balanitis xerotica is a severe form of lichen sclerosis.Psoraisis (psoriasis) can also cause dry ,itchy skin rashes. In this circumstance I advice you to avoid soaps as it cause irritation. Continue emolients and steroid cream after cleansing penile shaft with warm water and providone solution (iodine containing antiseptic solution). It would be worthwhile to visit a dermatologist, if symptoms don't get better in a week or two. Do not wear tight garments as it delay healing You can ask me further if you have more query Thank You. Dr.Kingson John David ( http://goo.gl/22DsO4 )