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What could be the reason of a sore and red penis ?

HI I AM 54 YEARS OLD,I AM A MALE ,I HAVE THIS RED AND SORE LOOKING PENIS ON THE TIP OF IT LIKE SOME OF THE SKIN IS MISSING WHAT CAN THIS BE ?? PLEASE HELP
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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This could be due to increased irritation of penis to certain chemicals in recently changed soap, shampoo called Balanitis. It can also result due to certain infections like Candida. It would be best to avoid washing your penis much as this can irritate and cause similar picture. Show to a Dermatologist to rule out certain infections.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
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it may be due to dermatitis or fungal infection or candidiasis
chance of drug reaction is there also
better to consult dermatologist
you can apply clotrimazole cream twice a day
wash it with cold water
if you have any unprotected sex ,than blood test is advisable

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What could be the reason of a sore and red penis ?

Welcome to Healthcare Magic This could be due to increased irritation of penis to certain chemicals in recently changed soap, shampoo called Balanitis. It can also result due to certain infections like Candida. It would be best to avoid washing your penis much as this can irritate and cause similar picture. Show to a Dermatologist to rule out certain infections.