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What causes peeling skin on the penis?

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: My husband has peeling skin on his penis. Is that a symptom of an STD?
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
not necessarily

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for your question.
Peeling skin on the penis can be from dry skin or a yeast infection. It does not necessarily mean that he has a sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, he needs to be seen by a doctor and have his penis examined to determine the cause of this peeling. If he is at risk for STIs then he would need to be checked for those as well. STIs in men usually show up as sores on the penis, discharge from the penis or burning with urination. Please urge him to see a doctor as soon as possible.
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Dr. Robinson
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What causes peeling skin on the penis?

Brief Answer: not necessarily Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for your question. Peeling skin on the penis can be from dry skin or a yeast infection. It does not necessarily mean that he has a sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, he needs to be seen by a doctor and have his penis examined to determine the cause of this peeling. If he is at risk for STIs then he would need to be checked for those as well. STIs in men usually show up as sores on the penis, discharge from the penis or burning with urination. Please urge him to see a doctor as soon as possible. Regards, Dr. Robinson you may contact me directly in future as needed at http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-kathy-robinson/69109