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Question: dry flakey silvery skin


 bassfishing - Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:51 pm

im a 30 yr old male, in good health.. i have been having a skin issue on my scrotum and penis shaft for a some yrs now... im embarressed on going to the doctor because of the location.. my skin on my sac and places of my penis dry out into a flakey silvery white skin peel.. i can use my nails or lotions to get the dry skin off but it has always come back. sometimes it might take a day and others it seems to come back from the morning peel to a night peel also in just a matter of 16-17 hrs its there agin dry and flakey.. and the skin i peel off to new skin is always red underneath.also the areas does not itch at all.. sometimes my skin will even crack and have a little bleeding. but thats more so on my scrotum then penis. any help you can give me would be great. as i said i am embarressed to go to a dr.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:57 am

User avatar Hello,Your symptoms suggest of a scrotal dermatitis which can be caused by fungi,irritation or a contact dermatitis.Best to keep the area clean,do not use irritating lotions or antiseptics.Barrier cremes containing zinc oxide work the best eg rashfree.If this does not work antifungal external applictions could be tried.Best wishes.

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