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Would a photograph of the affected area be possible at your convenience?
Thank you for the photograph. I really do not see much obviously wrong with the penile skin but going by the irritation and the symptom you have described this could be a mild yeast infection or contact allergic dermatitis (i.e. an allergic reaction to something that came into contact with the area - synthetic undergarments, and latex condoms are common culprits).
Here is what might help:
1. 1% Clotrimazole cream: apply twice a day over the affected area for 14 days. Finish the treatment period even if the symptoms subside earlier. If the irritation is not better in 5 days or so mix 1% Cortizone cream with the Clotrimazole in a 1:1 ratio and apply twice a day for 14 days.
2. Tab Claritin 10 mg once a day for 7 days.
3. Keep the area as clean and dry as possible.
4. Zeasorb-AF powder (Clotrimazole) for dusting: i.e. apply over the genitalia and groins before wearing your undergarments. Continue for 4 weeks.
NOTE: All of the above can be bought without a prescription.Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.