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I had unprotected oral sex and protected sex about 5 days ago.

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I had unprotected oral sex and protected sex about 5 days ago. Shortly after I noticed some redness on the tip of my penis. It doesn't hurt, the redness is smooth and there hasn't been any discharge. What could this be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  911Doctor replied 1 year ago.

911Doctor :

Could simply be irritation from the sexual encounter, could possibly be an STD, could even be psoriasis, but without discharge or pain on urination or other symptoms, this symptoms alone is unlikely to be anything serious and unlikely to be an STD.

911Doctor :

Still, the only way to know it to be checked by a physician.

911Doctor :

standing by

Customer : Anyway I can send you a photo?
911Doctor :

you can try, the chat can be glitchy with photos

911Doctor :

or you can post it to an online site like photobucket.com

Customer : Ok let me do that
911Doctor :

standing by

Customer : http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/setius/adfasd/?action=view¤t=05aebd31f1486584e615a3952715455d_zps3823ac28.jpg&evt=user_media_share
Customer : Let me know if that works
911Doctor :

no picture there.

911Doctor :

are you there?

Customer : http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/setius/?action=view¤t=375120ebe57ae5d0884bd424dee2abcd_zps86bd5347.jpg&evt=user_media_share
Customer : Try that one
911Doctor :

I'm sorry, I can not see any photo at that given address.

Customer : One second sorry
Customer : http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/jasonnkp/media/image_zpsd917ca54.jpg.html
Customer : Does that one work?
911Doctor :

yes

911Doctor :

stand by

911Doctor :

very hard to say

911Doctor :

does not look infectious

911Doctor :

could be a contact dermatitis

911Doctor :

could also be psoriasis

911Doctor :

but it is unlikely to be psoriasis coming up so quickly

911Doctor :

is this itchy at all?

Customer : Nope
911Doctor :

that's good

911Doctor :

I think this is very unlikely to be related to your sexual encounters

911Doctor :

and these do not look like herpes

Customer : Does it look like an std?
911Doctor :

no it does not

911Doctor :

but stds are not diagnosed on visual inspection

911Doctor :

they are diagnosed by labs and by biopsy

911Doctor :

that being said, these do not look typical for any common std.

Customer : Right, I plan on getting tested.
Customer : Could it be from masturbation?
911Doctor :

yes, could be from irritation to the skin

911Doctor :

from any source

911Doctor :

this redness is isolated to the glans

911Doctor :

and this makes it a relatively uncommon place for an std rash

911Doctor :

but it's important for the physician to see this while it is there, so getting checked soon is important

Customer : I've looked at a lot of penises online over the last few days
911Doctor :

you will drive yourself crazy trying to diagnose a skin problem online

911Doctor :

it's why dermatology is a separate specialty

Customer : You're telling me lol
911Doctor :

but your symptoms are not consistent with any common std

911Doctor :

lol

Customer : Okay that gives me some relief until I visit the doctor
911Doctor :

good

Customer : any tips on how to treat it until then? No pun intended
911Doctor :

do you have any final questions for me?

911Doctor :

good pun

911Doctor :

I actually would not put ANYTHING on it

911Doctor :

it could confuse the diagnosis

Customer : waterintended water?
Customer : water?
911Doctor :

sure, you can shower and bathe and use soap etc... just don't put any neosporin or antifungal cream on it

Customer : ive been using 2% miconzole nitrate anti fungal on it
911Doctor :

I would stop that

Customer : Could it be irritating it?
911Doctor :

yes

911Doctor :

certainly

Customer : and should I give it a break from the old wanking sessions?
911Doctor :

that would be good as well!

Customer : and stop reading about dicks online?
911Doctor :

now you are getting it

Customer : Haha ok thanks for your help and being cool about it. It doesn't look like an std right?
911Doctor :

no it does not.

911Doctor :

and you are very welcome

911Doctor :

ask for me anytime

911Doctor :

and be well

Customer : i will thanks
911Doctor :

good night

911Doctor :

positive feedback always appreciated

911Doctor :

best

Expert:  911Doctor replied 1 year ago.
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