PENILE SKIN RASHES

A genital rash is a skin symptom that can occur on any part of the male genital region and can be caused by a variety of health problems. These includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs), genital herpes, parasite, fungal and bacterial, allergies, and inflammatory disorders.

Symptoms ranging from itchiness with redness over the penis, thick white substance collection in skin folds, painful penis and foreskin, burning sensation while urinating, discomfort during sexual intercourse and a repulsive odour over the genital area.

With the RIGHT diagnosis, a proper treatment to treat the ROOT CAUSED to prevent recurrent problems.

Causes Of Penile Skin Rashes

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs)
Genital Herpes

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which causes inflammation and itching in the genital region and on the penis. Since the virus can remain dormant in the body for years, some people who are infected with HSV are unaware of their infection. An outbreak can cause tiny clusters of fluid-filled blisters in addition to itching.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are small growths that develop around the genitals such as penis or anus. They are also known as venereal warts, or condylomata acuminata. The warts form separately or in clusters. They may be small, at 5 mm or less, though in some cases they develop into large masses.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is passed from person to person via sexual contact. It causes a rash that may appear on any part of the body. The rash is not always itchy.

Balanitis

Balanitis is the swelling and inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. This region is hidden by a flap of skin called the foreskin in men who are not circumcised.

Fungal Balanitis / Bacterial Balanitis

A yeast infection, also known as fungal balanitis, is the most common cause of penile skin rashes. During sexual activity, you could be exposed to the fungus, which may lead to a penis infection.

There’s a risk your rash is more than a simple infection if it’s chronic, recurring, and triggers semi-permanent changes to your penis. Lichen Scleroses, for example, is an inflammatory skin disease. Bacterial infection could also caused inflammations and infections.

Other Causes of Penile Skin Rashes

Jock Itch / Fungal rashes
A fungal infection in the groin region, also known as ringworm infection. The rash is red, itchy, scaly, and may form blisters.
Molluscum Contagiosum
A viral infection that causes firm, isolated, round bumps on the skin. They may be itchy and swollen.
Scabies
Scabies is an itchy skin rash brought on by tiny mites. They burrow into the skin, causing severe itching, especially at night.
Genital Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease that is caused by an autoimmune condition. It can cause a rash that is pinkish, scaly, and itchiness.

Treatments for Penile Skin Rashes

The type of treatment for a genital rash is determined by the UNDERLYING CAUSED.

If you’re feeling extreme irritation that won’t go away, you should see a doctor. Many conditions that cause rashes on the penis are easy to manage.

In addition to treating the underlying condition, your doctor can prescribe a cream to alleviate the symptoms.

If the infected area is kept clean and dry, certain skin infections may recover without treatment.

Some of the treatment options are listed below:

Creams

Topical creams or lotions may be prescribed to be applied to the affected area a couple of times a day. They may be antifungal, antibacterial or steroid creams, depending on the underlying cause of your genital rash.

Oral Medications

Some rashes are treated with prescription oral medications like antibiotics or antifungal. Your doctor may also prescribe medications that can help ease the itchiness like antihistamines.

Circumcision

In certain conditions especially if it’s recurrent and chronic, you may want to consider removing the foreskin. Please click HERE if you want to know more about PAINLESS, SUTURELESS CIRCUMCISION.

Others

Lice may be treated with a medicated wash that is applied directly to the infected area, left on for the specified time period, and then washed away.

Clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water to avoid reinfection.

 
Frequently Asked Questions

These factors may put you at a greater risk of developing fungal balanitis:

  • Uncircumcised penis
  • Poor practice of hygiene
  • Prolonged intake of antibiotics
  • Have diabetes or high blood sugar
  • Being overweight or obese

Balanitis is perhaps one of the first signs of diabetes. Request a diabetes screening from your doctor, particularly if your fungal infections are recurring and you have other risk factors such as a strong family history of diabetes.

Frenulectomy does not affect your foreskin and you will remain uncircumcised. Frenulectomy only involves releasing the tight band of tissue underneath the penis and your foreskin will be preserved. However, circumcision can be done together with the frenectomy procedure.

You may have an inflammatory skin disorder called Lichen Sclerosus if the symptoms are chronic, recurring, and never fully disappear.

Yes, it may lead to long-term skin changes that prevent the foreskin from functioning normally. The foreskin loses its smoothness and retractability, and even some hardening, thickening, discoloration, and cuts may occur.

The cause of a genital rash will play a major role in preventing it, particularly recurrent genital rashes.

To prevent rashes that are due to sexually-transmitted infections, you can:

  • Always use STI-protective barrier measures such as condoms and dental dams.
  • Treat pre-existing conditions promptly by seeking help from the doctor as soon as possible once an infection is suspected.

Maintaining a balanced diet and lifestyle will keep you in the best shape possible, potentially boosting your immune system and aiding in the battle against infections that can lead to genital rashes.

There are several measures that may help in reducing any discomfort that you may experience from having the rashes. These includes:

  • Wash the region with a non-irritating, soap-free cleanser on a regular basis.
  • Before putting on clothes, dry the top of your penis.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the bathroom.
  • After intercourse or masturbation, wash and dry your penis.
  • Pull back your foreskin and wash around the head of your penis and under the foreskin at least once a day if you’re not circumcised.

The prognosis for most rashes is excellent.

The underlying cause can usually be treated, and the rash will go away once treatment is completed. Parasites and diseases that aren’t sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be treated and avoided with proper treatment and hygiene.

Throughout this scenario, if the symptoms don’t go away on their own, you should see the doctor.

Medication

Oral medications is a method to reverse erectile dysfunction by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes muscles in the penis.

Although they work in similar ways, each oral medication has a slightly different chemical makeup. These minor differences affect the way each medication works, such as how quickly it takes effect and wears off, and the potential side effects. Your doctor will consider these factors as well as other conditions you have and possible interactions with other medications you take.

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Sildenafil (Viagra)

This medication is most effective when taken on an empty stomach one hour before sex. It's effective for four to five hours or more if you have mild to moderate erectile dysfunction.

Duration of effectiveness/half-life: 4 hours Dosage: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg Common side effects: Hot flushing, headache, abnormal vision (changes in colour vision), muscle pain, uncomfortable stomach
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Tadalafil (Cialis)

Duration of effectiveness/half-life: 17.5 hours Dosage: 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg Common side effects: Hot flushing, headache, stomach upset, back pain, stuffy nose, dizziness

Duration of effectiveness/half-life:
17.5 hours

Dosage:
2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg

Common side effects:
Hot flushing, headache, stomach upset, back pain, stuffy nose, dizziness

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Vardenafil (Levitra)

Duration of effectiveness/half-life: 4.5 hours Dosage: 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg Common side effects: Hot flushing, headache, stomach upset, back pain, stuffy nose, dizzines, flu-like symptoms

Duration of effectiveness/half-life:
4.5 hours

Dosage:
2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg

Common side effects:
Hot flushing, headache, stomach upset, back pain, stuffy nose, dizzines, flu-like symptoms

Treatment

Oral medications is a method to reverse erectile dysfunction by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes muscles in the penis.

Although they work in similar ways, each oral medication has a slightly different chemical makeup. These minor differences affect the way each medication works, such as how quickly it takes effect and wears off, and the potential side effects. Your doctor will consider these factors as well as other conditions you have and possible interactions with other medications you take.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Principle of therapy:
Using mechanical shockwave to improve blood flow + formation of new blood vessels.

Duration of therapy:
16-17minutes per session.

Frequency of therapy: Recommended frequency of therapy would be 2-3 times per week, however flexible.

Pre-procedure preparation:
None.

Side effects:
Mild tingling sensation during procedure. Zero downtime post procedure.

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Priapus Shot (P-shot)

Principle of therapy:
Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from our blood that contains proteins involved in healing and growth

Duration of therapy:
30 minutes per session.

Frequency of therapy: Recommended frequency of once a week

Pre-procedure preparation:
None.

Side effects:
Blood will be taken from arm via syringe and needle. PRP will be extracted from blood and injected back into penis. Mild pain or discomfort may be observed over site of injection, however not lasting as small needle is used for injection.

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EMkegel

Principle of therapy:
Using electromagnetic waves to simulate kegel exercise, strengthening perineal muscles- muscles involved during erection and intercourse.

Duration of therapy:
30 minutes per session.

Frequency of therapy: Recommended frequency of therapy would be 2-3 times per week, however flexible.

Pre-procedure preparation:
None.

Side effects:
Mild tingling sensation during procedure. Zero downtime post procedure.

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