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Dr. D. Love
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Have a rash that is kinda like dry red skin on the tip and

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Have a rash that is kinda like dry red skin on the tip and under shaft on my penis, I'm very scared as I have never had any problems in the area
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Could you attach a picture of the dry red skin?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

I had asked whether a picture could be attached and I have not heard back.

It certainly is true that a fungal infection of the skin is a common cause of red skin on the penis. And while clotrimazole is a good medicine for a skin fungal infection, it will not work 100% of the time. When there is a fungal skin infection that does not respond to clotrimazole, there are a couple of commonly used options. It may work better to use a topical antifungal medicine that is in a different chemical class, such as terbinafine/Lamisil. For a stubborn infection, it also may be necessary to use an oral medicine, such as fluconazole/Diflucan. For a particularly severe infection, it may be more effective to use a combination of both a topical and an oral medicine.

There are other conditions of the skin that can cause this redness, such as an inflammatory condition of the skin or a bacterial infection, but it would require a picture of the skin to suggest whether one of these other conditions may be more likely.

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