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Red Patches on Head

I am 22 years old, take no meds whatsoever, I refuse to unless absolutely necessary, I have a red patch that appears on the head of my penis every so often, when it does occur my foreskin tends to have dried out.and cracks open when I pull it over my erect head. I know it isn't an std cuz my girlfriend and I have both been tested, however seeing how it is involving my reproductive organs I figure my answer will be answered here more accurately. There is no itching, no weird smell, no discharge, no blister. When I masterbate the red patch goes from a light red to a deep scarlet crimson red. This is also true after I shower. I really need to know because my girlfriend and I are trying for a baby but I'm afraid to have.sex because I'm the paranoid type. Please help!!
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Hello,
This rash on the penis can be due to contact dermatitis, rash due to friction rub with clothes, dermatitis (atopic, contact, allergic),excessive sweating causing sweat dermatitis or balanitis(due to an underlying infection (bacterial and fungal as well as other organisms).

You may try calamine lotion on the rash. You should also maintain hygiene and try to keep the area clean and dry, wear loose-fitting cotton clothing. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. You can also use a barrier cream with zinc oxide paste or calamine lotion or a mild steroid cream on the rash.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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