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Suggest treatment for red and irritated skin on penis

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I have been having this skin irritation on the head of my penis for the last 3 months, with a little improvement. Symptoms include:
-skin irritation
-redness
-hurts to touch the head
-no discharge/foul smell
-doesn't itch
-no discharge
-not sexually active
-feels/looks better when dry
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fluticasone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photographs.
It is not looking like any infection.
Clotrimazole helps in fungal infection while neosporin is antibacterial.
These creams won't help you.
It is appearing like contact dermatitis.
I treat such cases with topical steroid cream like fluticasone.
This gives excellent response.
You can try this for a week.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (10 minutes later)
Is there an over the counter medication that you would recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Cortisone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Try cortisone cream.
It is generally available over the counter.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Brief Answer: Fluticasone Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photographs. It is not looking like any infection. Clotrimazole helps in fungal infection while neosporin is antibacterial. These creams won't help you. It is appearing like contact dermatitis. I treat such cases with topical steroid cream like fluticasone. This gives excellent response. You can try this for a week. Let me know if you have any other doubt. Thank you.