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I have a small reddish spot on my penis, a little tender to

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Hi
I have a small reddish spot on my penis, a little tender to touch.
What can this be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi

It probably is a folliculitis--a hair shaft infection

Or it could be an infected cyst.

Neither is too serious and you could try applying Neosporin ointment to it

If you could post a photo on this page that would help me determine which it is

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Pic attached. Any further ideas..not an sstd?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Doesn't look like an STD--I think it's just folliculitis but you should have a doctor check it out