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Question: Strange Rash on Underside of Penis


 andrew123 - Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:21 pm

About two years ago received rash on face and underside of penis, both swelled up, and itched but then disappeared after a day. Never found out the cause for the strange inflammation. However, the rash on underside of penis left a line of loose skin running all the way to the tip, which still occasionally itches. How can I stop the itching and can this be sexually transmitted? Have not been sexually active. Please help, thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:15 pm

User avatar Hello,
Perhaps you have some yeast overgrowth - common in warm, moist, dark areas such as this. If so it can be treated over-the-counter with antifungal ointments. If you are not sexually active it is highly unlikely it could be a sexually transmitted infection. Is this your current situation or were you also celibate at the time of the first inflammation? If you suspect latent infection from a previous exposure, you could have this checked at a STD clinic or with your doctor. Sometimes peace of mind is worth the effort to get there. Without seeing it, I could not give you any more information. Many skin conditions are totally normal variations and nothing to worry about. Chances are this is the case.

Best wishes.

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