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What causes itching redness around penis tip,

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: The head of my oenis itches sorta like a mosquito bite does but there is not one visible and the head of my penis is very red like a blood red color and it only itches when I have underwear and or something else on like a blanket at night what could that be from?
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern.
As per details, there are following possibilities for your symptoms :
1 ) Candidial Balanoposthitis : it is fungal infection of skin involving the glans. It is characterised by red colored itchy rash over glans. It is more common in Diabetics.
2) Zoon's balanitis- it is also known as Plasma cell balanitis. It is characterised by deep red or orange colored rash over glans. It ia usually asymptomatic.
Treatment depends on the diagnosis. It would have been better if you could attach photographs of the affected area.
You should visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription accordingly. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (6 minutes later)
I can send a pic later today. I am also on symbicort inhalor for a recent case of bronchittis (severe case) i have been on that for about 3 weeks. Could thks itcjing be a side affecr of the symbicort?
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it is not related to symbicort

Detailed Answer:
It is highly unlikely to be related to Symbicort inhalor you have been taking.
You may kindly upload images.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (1 hour later)
I hope this pic is enough if another one is needed please let me know .
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
kindly reply to my questions

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back. I have seen the attached photograph also. Thanks for attaching the image. The whole glans is erythematous. It look like irritant contact dermatitis. I would like to know whether you have applied anything over the area or have used condoms ?
How did it start?
For how long you have been getting the area bloody red?
Is it persistent or the redness disappear in between?
Kindly reply to my questions so that I can help you to my best. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (37 minutes later)
No i have not applied anything to the area
On occasion i have used condoms to masturbate so i dont release bodily fluid everywhere
It started yesterday i urinated and then my penis head began to itch amd burn a little everytime i would take a step my penis would rub against my boxers and itch rather badly
It has always been red to my knowledge
It normally stays redish pink color this is the first time that it has been as red as it is now....
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
candidial balanitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back.
As per details, the most likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of skin called candidial balanitis. It is characterised by red colored itchy rash over glans. It is fungal infection of skin involving the glans.
In such cases, I prefer to advise oral antifungals like clotrimazole cream and tablet fluconazole to my patients. Keep the area clean and dry. You may take antihistaminics like levocetrizine for symptomatic relief of itch.
Visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes itching redness around penis tip,

Brief Answer: kindly upload images Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. As per details, there are following possibilities for your symptoms : 1 ) Candidial Balanoposthitis : it is fungal infection of skin involving the glans. It is characterised by red colored itchy rash over glans. It is more common in Diabetics. 2) Zoon's balanitis- it is also known as Plasma cell balanitis. It is characterised by deep red or orange colored rash over glans. It ia usually asymptomatic. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. It would have been better if you could attach photographs of the affected area. You should visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription accordingly. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care