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Red, itchy, slightly inflamed, peeling skin on the shaft of my penis.
A couple days ago, the day after both oral and vaginal sex, i noticed a moderate red inflamation around the top of the shaft of my penis. This inflamation was slightly sore to touch, and itched a little. The day after, the swelling subsided, but the skin was still warm, still itched, and splotches of peeling skin began appearing around the affected area. Those areas progressively became larger untill they encompassed a one inch thick ring around the tip of my shaft (but ended at the head). This peeling resembles the skin after a mild sunburn more than anything. I rubbed all the dead skin off (probably not as gently as i should have), and no other layers of skin seem to be peeling, but the area is still dry and itchy. This morning i work up, and there is a slightly bleeding crack in the skin, similar to the type that appears on chapped lips. There has been little to no pain throughout the situation. Can someone tell me what this may be?
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Hi,

It could be eczema, sweat dermatitis, allergic reactions or insect bites. Nothing can be said with absolute surety without having a look at the lesions.

You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.

Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .

Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema

Let us know if you need any further information.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.

Regards.

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i posted a similar post about the exact same symptoms, but i didnt get much help. thank you for helping him cause you also helped me
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i have the same think after i have had sex for my first time now its the 5th day and i also get the white skin peeling off im 16 and im scared not to get hiv so what is this infection called  what can i do about it plzzz help me i cant even sleep at night in stressed out
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LoL, Youre totally fine man the penis skin is very very sensitive. To much masturbation, or dry masturbation, or vaginal intercourse can definitely slightly inflame the skin around the tip of your penis. I've had this myself a few times over the past 15 years, didnt seem to start until i was in my mid twenties so I guess as you get older your skin gets less resilient. Obviously go get an STD test just to be sure but it sounds like you just have some dry skin on your junk. DONT STRESS OUT!
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I have found that very often your doctor or GP will prescribe a trush fungal cream. Its an easy cop out. Be careful because over time this can irritate and destroy healthy skin. Firstly rule is to check out any potential STD's by just going to a specialist sexual health clinic and have urine, blood test, and swab etc. But in most cases it is unlikely to be this - so stop worrying. But it stops the stress if nothing else which is a big factor in skin conditions. You don't need the stress of worrying what it might be. It is more than often just skin irritation caused by a range of things from soaps, to clothes, to washing powders, to over use of fungal creams, etc - and often to friction from masturbating without a lubricant. If you have used anti-biotics recently then this may have removed healthy bacteria that keep your penis in good order. Always use a natural oil like coconut or olive oil when masturbating or you will irritate skin and create these issues repeatedly. You will hear terms like Balanitis etc and a range of treatments and suggestions. I tried all of them for years. Here is a solution to try - firstly stop washing in soap, use warm water and still wash thoroughly and remove any skin or smegma from under foreskin (twice a day is sufficient - the more you wash the worse it may get), then apply a steroid free Treatment for "Psoriasis" such as Dermalex. This is designed to normalise your skin production and treat any dry itching, scaling issues. If you are not circumcised then peel back the skin and let the air get to your penis and skin for a while each day. A cream like Dermalex will sting at first and even produce some tiny red lumps and bumps. This is normal - don't worry(read the leaflet). After 24-48 hours your should start to see the skin begin to normalise. The second thing you can try is just water and nothing else and only wash twice a day. Leave it alone and eat a healthy diet including a pro-biotic yogurt once a day which should balance any potential yeast or fungal issues in case they exist.
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