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Question: Anal fissure and foreskin rash
|cnilsson - Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:35 am||
I have a few symptoms as of late. I have an anal fissure around my anus which looks exactly like picture number 2 under heading Fissure on the following webpage: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010701/77.html and I also a rash that appears every now and then on the tip of my penis. It is a redish itchy rash whick also appears as dots on some areas. I also get a rash around my mouth and a slight swelling of the lip. I have only asked my doctor about the mouth and he gave me an antibiotic, Augmentin, but the rash came back. Can you help me with all this?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:54 pm||
The article you have referenced for your picture is actually a quite good overall article on anal fissures. The treatment recommendations of corticosteroids and pain relief for short term fissures and the possible need for a surgical repair of more long term fissures is accurate.
The rash on your penis may be due to excess moisture and irritation (most likely) or possible a fungal skin infection. I would recommend you have your doctor evaluate both these issues so you can begin proper treatment.
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