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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.
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Was there itching associated with this?
Yes, I had it on both sides of the shaft but one side went away after a day or two
So other is still there?
Did this appear in patches?
Yes, could I take a picture and send?
What was the size roughly?
That is hard to explain
Yes,you can send a picture. You can use tool box above this text box to paste the picture here?
Ok, it won't let me insert
From symptoms and picture, it looks fungal infection
Ok, how could I treat that? Hydrocortisone?
You can try antifungal creams. I will list few of them for you.
Ok, would this affect my partner?
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.
Would that affect my partner?
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.
Ok, thank you