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What do presence of cuts on the penile head suggest?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: After I masturbated a few days ago, I noticed thin paper like cuts around my foreskin. Maybe about 5 or 6 spanning around my penis. Little, but noticeable. They hurt very badly afterwards, but after 24 hours the pain was gone and I could retract, although the cuts are still noticeable. I've been putting aloe vera and antibiotic cream on it, but am a little worried.

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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection orirritation can give such cuts.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. Fungal infection or irritation can cause such cuts. It can be due to friction from masturbation also. Using creams or ointments containing anti fungal like miconazole, anti bacterial like neomycin and corticosteroid like hydrocortisone will be helpful for this. Aloe vera is good for this also. If no improvement with aloe vera you can go for this combination cream.
What antibiotic cream you are using? can you specify its contents?
Avoid soaps and irritants to wash the are as it can increase the dryness and irritation. You can use just warm water for washing.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
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What do presence of cuts on the penile head suggest?

Brief Answer: Fungal infection orirritation can give such cuts. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM I have gone through your query. Fungal infection or irritation can cause such cuts. It can be due to friction from masturbation also. Using creams or ointments containing anti fungal like miconazole, anti bacterial like neomycin and corticosteroid like hydrocortisone will be helpful for this. Aloe vera is good for this also. If no improvement with aloe vera you can go for this combination cream. What antibiotic cream you are using? can you specify its contents? Avoid soaps and irritants to wash the are as it can increase the dryness and irritation. You can use just warm water for washing. Let me know if anything not clear. I am happy to help you. Thanks.