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Question: Anal fissure and foreskin rash


 cnilsson - Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:35 am

Hi,

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?

Thank you.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:54 pm

User avatar Hi Cnilsson,

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.

Best wishes.

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