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What causes red areas on foreskin of penis?

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two small areas of my foreskin is a pinkish/red color. it is not a bump and doesnt hurt or ich. i am not sexualy active
Posted Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Likely to be folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
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From the clinical photograph provided it appears to be folliculitis. It usually happens due to inflammation of hair follicle.

I would suggest you the following
1. Hot Seitz bath : To a tub of lukewarm water add handful of common table salt. Sit in it for 15 to 20 minutes each session twice a day.
2. Local application : Mupirocin ointment applied thrice a day
3. Oral antibiotic: Co-Amoxiclav will be helpful
4. Anti-inflammatory : Ibuprofen 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 T Shobha Deepak
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