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Suggest treatment for dry skin under the penis head

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Posted on Mon, 9 Feb 2015
Question: Have what appears to be dry skin under the head of my penis. Only shows when penis is erect. This first was noticed after master bating 3 times in one day without lotion. It has been 4 days, and only shows up when penis is erect. The temp outside is cold and my house is warm. Checked online if it could be thrush...looks similar, but no discharge. I hate to do the whole wait and see method. It does not itch at all. Just the appearance had me freaking out a bit.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Modi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry, It's normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I think it is very normal thing. Just use lotion next time.
If thrush or other infection then itching, redness, pain, burning, discharge etc., may be present means all or some.
But you have no other symptoms mentioned above.

So, don't worry and if doubt or other symptom appears then consult your surgeon for examination.

Hope these all will help you a lot.

Thanks for contacting us.

Take care...
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Modi (20 hours later)
So it will just go away on its own? When I applied water to the area, the skin became sticky to the touch. Is that a symptom of any sorts. Also was wondering is their was any cream to buy over the counter to treat the area. Think horse before Zebra. I have been reading that yeast likes to grow in humid moist spots on the body. So my first thought was a fungus. I have never been tested for Diabetes, my diet is high in sugar. Well aware that is not a good thing. I am 29 years old, and have had a high sugar diet for as long as I can remember. That's why I first thought thrush.

Also dry skin has some very minor itching, due to the skin being dry. Redness appears after the deed is done so to speak. Probably because of irritating the area by shear repetitive motion. This is day 5.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Modi (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Apply lotion or cotrimazole 1% cream...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Yes, you are right that yeast grows in humid environment.

It also occurs in diabetic patients. So if doubt, please do blood sugar test. You can also do at your home with strip.

Apply lotion at the time of masturbation. Avoid it if redness and itching for some days.

Also apply cotrimazole 1% cream for fungus.

Take less sugar in diet.
Maintain proper hygiene and wash properly while bathing.
Wear cotton underwear only.
Drink plenty of fluids.

When there is a doubt or symptoms are more, immediately consult your doctor.
Hope these all will help you.
Take care....
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest treatment for dry skin under the penis head

Brief Answer: Don't worry, It's normal. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I think it is very normal thing. Just use lotion next time. If thrush or other infection then itching, redness, pain, burning, discharge etc., may be present means all or some. But you have no other symptoms mentioned above. So, don't worry and if doubt or other symptom appears then consult your surgeon for examination. Hope these all will help you a lot. Thanks for contacting us. Take care...