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Doxycycline is being used and I now have itchiness and redness

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Doxycycline is being used and I now have itchiness and redness around the glans of my penis.....any thoughts?

It is in all likelihood an allergic reaction to the Doxycycline. It is not common to get the itchiness and welts just around glans in isolation, but this can happen. You should stop the Doxy and take Benadryl.

Considering the other possibilities; like STD; this may have far less chance as;

1) STD are uncommon to present with itching and welts.
2) There is a cause and effect relationship; the symptoms started after the Doxy. If these stop, with cessation of the medicine; would confirm the cause.

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