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What causes redness on penis?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I just went to urinate and found this redness on my glans. It doesn't itch or hurt at all, either when I urinate or otherwise. Should I worry?

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Answered by Dr. Heera Lal Poonia (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
use antiseptic solutions.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us.

I share your concerns about your illness. In my opinion it is not a very serious condition. It could be due to either allergy, trauma or infections. I would like to know following to help you in better way
Time since you have this redness
Sexual history
Whether your partner also had this
Any changes in your soap brand, clothing
Any trauma

At this stage you need to apply antiseptic solutions for few days and you will be fine as redness is already reducing since you have noticed it first.

I hope my reply will help you. Please write to us for follow up queries. Kindly rate this reply. I wish you good health. Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Heera Lal Poonia (13 minutes later)
No sex for about last three weeks.
No change in soaps that I can think of.
No clothing changes except I usually wear boxers and had to use briefs a couple of days.
Wife does not have this.

What is an antiseptic solution?
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Answered by Dr. Heera Lal Poonia (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
potassium permanganate or hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, welcome again. Thanks for the details.

After going through your details I think redness you have is related to hygiene. Condition is called balanitis. Going through your symptoms, it feels that it is of mild nature. You will be fine in few days if you take care of hygiene and apply antiseptic solution.

You can use

diluted potassium permanganate solution or
diluted hydrogen peroxide or
Chlorhexidine solution

I hope I have answered your question. Kindly rate this reply. Thanks. Please contact us for more questions and information.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes redness on penis?

Brief Answer: use antiseptic solutions. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us. I share your concerns about your illness. In my opinion it is not a very serious condition. It could be due to either allergy, trauma or infections. I would like to know following to help you in better way Time since you have this redness Sexual history Whether your partner also had this Any changes in your soap brand, clothing Any trauma At this stage you need to apply antiseptic solutions for few days and you will be fine as redness is already reducing since you have noticed it first. I hope my reply will help you. Please write to us for follow up queries. Kindly rate this reply. I wish you good health. Thanks