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What causes itching spot on penis head?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: My 12 year old son is complaining of an itchy red scaly looking spot on the head of his penis. What could cause this?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Balanitis ::

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.

This looks to be a problem called balanitis.

The effective treatment is as follows:
Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer.
you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it.

A course of antibiotic with metrogyl orally for 5 to 7 days should help you to get a cure. You can get his Blood Sugar checked.
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What causes itching spot on penis head?

Brief Answer: Balanitis :: Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query and an elucidate history. This looks to be a problem called balanitis. The effective treatment is as follows: Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer. you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it. A course of antibiotic with metrogyl orally for 5 to 7 days should help you to get a cure. You can get his Blood Sugar checked.