Men's Sexual Health Expert
PENILE SKIN RASHES
A genital rash is a skin symptom that can occur on any part of the male genital region and can be caused by a variety of health problems. These includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs), genital herpes, parasite, fungal and bacterial, allergies, and inflammatory disorders.
Symptoms ranging from itchiness with redness over the penis, thick white substance collection in skin folds, painful penis and foreskin, burning sensation while urinating, discomfort during sexual intercourse and a repulsive odour over the genital area.
With the RIGHT diagnosis, a proper treatment to treat the ROOT CAUSED to prevent recurrent problems.
Causes Of Penile Skin Rashes
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs)
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which causes inflammation and itching in the genital region and on the penis. Since the virus can remain dormant in the body for years, some people who are infected with HSV are unaware of their infection. An outbreak can cause tiny clusters of fluid-filled blisters in addition to itching.
Genital warts are small growths that develop around the genitals such as penis or anus. They are also known as venereal warts, or condylomata acuminata. The warts form separately or in clusters. They may be small, at 5 mm or less, though in some cases they develop into large masses.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is passed from person to person via sexual contact. It causes a rash that may appear on any part of the body. The rash is not always itchy.
Balanitis is the swelling and inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. This region is hidden by a flap of skin called the foreskin in men who are not circumcised.
A yeast infection, also known as fungal balanitis, is the most common cause of penile skin rashes. During sexual activity, you could be exposed to the fungus, which may lead to a penis infection.
There's a risk your rash is more than a simple infection if it's chronic, recurring, and triggers semi-permanent changes to your penis. Lichen Scleroses, for example, is an inflammatory skin disease. Bacterial infection could also caused inflammations and infections.
Other Causes of Penile Skin Rashes
Treatments for Penile Skin Rashes
The type of treatment for a genital rash is determined by the UNDERLYING CAUSED.
If you're feeling extreme irritation that won't go away, you should see a doctor. Many conditions that cause rashes on the penis are easy to manage.
In addition to treating the underlying condition, your doctor can prescribe a cream to alleviate the symptoms.
If the infected area is kept clean and dry, certain skin infections may recover without treatment.
Some of the treatment options are listed below:
Topical creams or lotions may be prescribed to be applied to the affected area a couple of times a day. They may be antifungal, antibacterial or steroid creams, depending on the underlying cause of your genital rash.
Some rashes are treated with prescription oral medications like antibiotics or antifungal. Your doctor may also prescribe medications that can help ease the itchiness like antihistamines.
Lice may be treated with a medicated wash that is applied directly to the infected area, left on for the specified time period, and then washed away.
Clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water to avoid reinfection.
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