I recently had what was a small discoloration on the head of my penis and I used some tea tree oil on it. After using it for a couple of days I had a red splotchiness on the head of my penis and just underneath the head. Is this a symptom of an STI, or was it caused by using the tea tree oil? I have never had a reaction like this and use tea tree oil all the time, but I have never used it on a sensitive area like this.
Tea tree oil is not suppose to cause irritation or anything on the skin, as is a natural and safe product. The natural apporach of this oil use is good. There are however no studies of application the penis. Be careful what you put on your penis, no more tree oil for a while until you have discussed this with an MD/TCM physican or a respective homeopathic medical provider who would know of such things.
Have you had sex recently? (did you have a sexual exposure?)
I have had sex recently, yes. I did a google search that directed me to a yahoo answers post about 2 years ago where a guy had the same question as me after using 100% tea tree oil on the head of his penis. He said the result was redness in the same pattern as I experianced. Some one answered him and said that you should never use undiluted tea tree oil on sensitive surfaces...?
I am not well versed in chemicals and natural products effects on penile, vaginal tissues.
Its always good to know what one is allergic to and what one is not. A good rule of thumb is to use water based stuff for lotions and lubes or things of that nature. And to know not to put anything on your penis.
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