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What causes itching on penis?

My son is 5 yrs old and was complaining his penis was itching. The next day just behind the head of the penis, he developed a red swollen ring around the penis. He says it does not hurt and itches sometimes. I am not sure if I should keep a bacterial cream on it or a fungal cream. Can you please tell me what this may be?
Thu, 19 Nov 2015
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Hi... by what you quote I feel that your son might be suffering from a balanoposthitis or infection at the tip of the glans penis. It could be bacterial or fungal. Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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What causes itching on penis?

Hi... by what you quote I feel that your son might be suffering from a balanoposthitis or infection at the tip of the glans penis. It could be bacterial or fungal. Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically. Regards - Dr. Sumanth