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what can cause this?

I discovered a non-itchy red mark on my foreskin.. it is flat and somewhat shiny, like the rest of my skin there.
It is a little uncomfortable, but I have had no discharge or any other symptoms.
After 24 hrs it had kind of begun to fade..
What could this be?
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Hello,
If the red skin is not itchy then it can be due to dermatitis skin as well. You need to get it examined from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is diagnosis specific.
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 deodorant / cosmetics. You can also use calamine lotion or cream with zinc oxide paste applied directly to wet skin after bathing.
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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