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What causes redness and pain in the glans penis?

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Dr. P. T. Patil

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Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Seems to have an irritation around the glans of penis its red and it gets worse when its sweaty. Also sometimes there is pain around the penis
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please provide few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Based on the facts that you have posted redness and pain of the glans Penis is due to infection of the Glans Penis (Ballanitis).

I shall be happy if you can post me more details to help me in making precise comments
1) Did you have unprotected sex or Oral sex before yu started getting these symptoms ?
2) Can you upload photograph of your glans penis ?
3) Do you have any urinary symptoms like burning urination ,frequency etc ?

In the mean time start taking antibiotic like Doxicycline and anti inflammatory drug like Diclofenac twice daily along with topical antibiotic like Neosporin for local application over glans penis .

Ensure to wash your genitals with warm water twice daily .

Ensure to avid sexual activities till it gets cured completely.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.



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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 24 minutes later
i had oral 8 months ago was tested 4 days later for chlamydia and gonorrhea and also recently for syphillis. i put tea tree oil which burnt me so its more red and i was taking clotrimazole for 2 weeks it helped a bit but redness still there. i dont have burning while urinating more burning skin irritation
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to allergic reaction to tea tree oil

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for feedback and uploading photograph .

The redness on glans that you have could be due to allergic reaction to tea tree oil .

It should get cured with treatment suggested earlier.

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 3 hours later
on the pic on top of my thumb there is a red dot do you know what that is as it burns a little when you touch and also oral 8 months ago symptoms would have appeared by earlier than 8 months later is that correct. and having test for chlamydia and gonorrhea 4 days later should be valid
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can not be so late after 8 months of receiving oral sex

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

The red spots are recent one and can not be due to oral sex after 8 months .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.

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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 9 hours later
pain like inflamation can this be due to tea tree oil irritation and what would be recommended for that
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pain and redness of glans can be due to allergic reaction to tea tree oil .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

Take the treatment suggested in my earlier reply .You may use Hydrocortisone cream along with Neopsorin .

Thanks and Regards
Dr.Patil.
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