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I had some red and sensitive skin on my penis (shaft, not head).

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I had some red and sensitive skin on my penis (shaft, not head). The skin looked shiny and red, and after a few days it became hard and dry with lots of dry hard skin on top. Then the extra skin fell off after 2 days (and a lot of moisturizer), and now it looks normal again, except for a tiny cut like thing, that might have been a crack from the dry skin. The cut doesn't hurt.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Jones replied 2 years ago.

Dr Jones :

Hello

Dr Jones :

Welcome to justanswer.

Customer:

Thank you

Customer:

cool site

Dr Jones :

Was there itching associated with this?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i had it on both side of the shaft but one side went away after a day or two

Dr Jones :

So other is still there?

Dr Jones :

Did this appeared in patches?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

yes

Customer:

could i take a pic and send?

Dr Jones :

What was the size roughly?

Customer:

thats hard to explain

Dr Jones :

Yes,you can send pic.you can use tool box above this text box to paste the picture here?

Customer:

ok

Dr Jones :

Yes,you can send pic.you can use tool box above this text box to paste the picture here.

Customer:

give me one second

Dr Jones :

Okay, I will wait.

Customer:

it wont let me insert

Customer:


file:///Users/nathannelson/Desktop/penis.jpg

Dr Jones :

The link isnt working.

Customer:

Full Size Image

Customer:

there we go

Customer:

is it clear or no?

Dr Jones :

Its clear.

Customer:

ok

Dr Jones :

From symptoms and pic it looks fungal infection,

Customer:

ok

Dr Jones :

From symptoms and pic it looks like fungal infection.

Customer:

how could i treat that

Customer:

hydrocortisone?

Dr Jones :

You can try antifungal creams.I will list few of them for you.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

hmm

Customer:

would this affect my partner?

Dr Jones :

Many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain clotrimazole(Cruex cream, Desenex cream, Lotrimin cream, lotion, and solution), miconazole(Monistat-Derm cream), ketoconazole(Nizoral cream), econazole (Spectazole), naftifine (Naftin), and terbinafine (Lamisil cream and solution). Any one cream can be used.


 


Rarely systemic treatment may be needed with antifungal tablet like griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin, and Gris-PEG).


 


Minimizing sweat and moisture can help prevent fungal infections.


 

Dr Jones :

Please ask if there are doubts.regards.

Customer:

no doubts but one more question

Customer:


would that affect my partner?




 

Dr Jones :

Please ask.

Dr Jones :

Fungal infections are opportunist infections and everybody is exposed to such fungi.But only in favorable conditions you get it.your partner is not likely to get affected.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thank you Dr. Jones

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