This could be many things from herpes to bacterial/fungal infection.
If you are masturbating that rough that it's causing scarring - you really should invest in a good lube. be kind to the lil dude!!
The only way to get to the bottom of this is if you see a medical provider. If it's not bothering you too much and you don't have a partner currently - you could wait until you get somewhere where you can get better medical care. Of course if it gets worse - you should be seen no matter where you are.
I can't really add anything to the above, but I did want to commend you for the work you are doing over there. It can't be easy since it's a real hot zone there. Take care of yourself.
Thank you for your advice.
Yes, i understand about easing up on my penis during masturbation. Hah - bit embarrassing. I haven't masturbated in a week and will try to hold off for a while longer to see if the scabs heal themselves.
The scabs have now developed a harder crust on top (now they are truly scabs - they have changed from wounds to scabs). Is there any way for me to diagnose myself - you mentioned that it could be anything from herpes to a fungus. well how can i tell...i went to the UN doctor and he seemed to blow it off - but i don't think he knows too much about STDs as he deals primarily with other Aid workers
I would really like to get to the bottom of this because it concerns me greatly. Can i provide you with any further information to help pin point what this may be.
Thank you for your time