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What causes a painful red patch under the circumcised penis head area?

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I have a very painful red patch under my circumcised head area, I have not had intercourse in a few years. No raised bumps, so not thinking herpes. I do get cold sores on my mouth. I am deployed,
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its Balanitis

Detailed Answer:
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Greetings of the day

Dear Sir

thanks for providing clinical photograph. The lesion is Likely to be due Balanitis ( inflammation of the glans penis). Some individual can present with recurrent Or - genital ulceration .
I would suggest you the following

1. Oral Multivitamin supplement

2. Local application of steroid ointment twice a day for 2 weeks will be helpful

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Shobha Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (1 hour later)
it is oozing I am in a lot of pain. it's not the beginning stages of herpies
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Herpes can't be conclusively ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Dear Sir

Herpes lesion cannot be conclusively rule out , as Herpes infection is known to remain dormant with periodic reactivation. I would suggest you to start local application of steroid ointment and Acyclovir Ointment ( anti herpes agent ). Empirical use is indicated. I would also suggest anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen which will provide the much needed relief.
If the lesion still persist then do consult Dermatologist for smear examination and further assessment

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance

Take Care

Regards
Shobha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (23 minutes later)
I don't know why burns so bad. it will be hard to get that stuff here. can it heel on its own
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Duration taken for spontaneous healing will be longer

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir
As the lesion are painful it is important to have local treatment with ointment. It will heal on its own but the duration taken will be longer.

Take Care

Regards
Shobha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What causes a painful red patch under the circumcised penis head area?

Brief Answer: Its Balanitis Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Sir thanks for providing clinical photograph. The lesion is Likely to be due Balanitis ( inflammation of the glans penis). Some individual can present with recurrent Or - genital ulceration . I would suggest you the following 1. Oral Multivitamin supplement 2. Local application of steroid ointment twice a day for 2 weeks will be helpful Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you Take Care Best Regards Dr Shobha Deepak