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the head of my penis has many crusty scabs on it. I have

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the head of my penis has many crusty scabs on it. I have no idea what they are
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Dr. Wilson :

Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Wilson :

How long have you had this?

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

About 2 weeks

Dr. Wilson :

Have you tried anything on this such as hydrocortisone cream?

Dr. Wilson :

Does it itch, is it painful

Dr. Wilson :

Are you in a monogamous relationshiop

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

No to cream

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

does not itch

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

several sexual partners

Dr. Wilson :

so, just a dry scab - is it improving

Dr. Wilson :

or getting worse

Dr. Wilson :

Any history of STDs

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

doesn't seem to improve or if it is it 's very slow

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

not getting worse

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

hiv pos

Dr. Wilson :

you said you are HIV positive?

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

yes

Dr. Wilson :

Are you on anti-retrovirals and/or other medications?

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

yes

Dr. Wilson :

This could be a yeast or a possibly other parasitic or bacterial infection.

Dr. Wilson :

But this could also be a possible dysplasia from HPV - Human Papilloma Virus - and this normally does not affect men, but men with HIV can be affected by this -

Dr. Wilson :

So, I would recommend getting evaluated by your doctor for a possible infection, but especially for dysplasia (which is a precancer).

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

how do I get rid of it?

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

I don't think it i HPV I was innoculated so I would not get this

Dr. Wilson :

How do get rid of HPV - for the penis, this might include medication such as Aldara cream, or possible freezing it off nitrogen, or using a lazer.

Dr. Wilson :

I hope this helps, if you have additional questions, please do ask, and please click on ACCEPT as this would be appreciated, thank you.

Dr. Wilson :

If you have more questions, please do ask, thank you

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

I have recently beeenr receiving radiation treatments for skin cancer on vaorius parts of my body

Dr. Wilson :

Yes, this is why I am saying to get checked for dysplasia - hence cancer/precancer.

Dr. Wilson :

As HIV positive people are more prone to cancers due to a decreased immunity

JACUSTOMER-uv80y2xb- :

thank you

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