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Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
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Ive had a red area on the glans of my penis for some time

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I've had a red area on the glans of my penis for some time now, it does not itch, hurt, burn or sting, sometimes there seems to be very small spots there and it has scabbed over once or twice. I'm pretty sure I have pearly penile papules as well, but these tend to be kept at bay if I keep the area very clean and very dry. It is more the area on my glans I am worried about. I can provide a picture.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
This is Dr. David

it might be a fungal infection.

fungus like to grow in moist warm dark environments.

if you keep the area clean and dry, that often keeps fungal infections at bay.

please upload a clear photo

here are instructions

type a word in the textbox and highlight it

then select the "chain" icon above the textbox next to the paper clip

this opens a window where you can click next to the text box to select the jpg or pdf file to upload
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok Not really sure if this has sent you the picture

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
I got the photo.

it doesn't look like you have pearly penile papules.

the area you are concerned about is quite subtle and could just be from some mild dry skin.

some aquafore moisturizer could take care of it.

or you can try an over the counter antifungal agent like clotrimazole 1% 3-4 times a day for 3-4 weeks to see if it clears it up.

it doesn't look like a bad infection.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I'll try the clotrimazole. When the pic was taken, the area WAS quite subtle, it does get worse then scabs over sometimes, I'll get back in touch if the cream does not work. Thankyou.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
you are welcome

I hope it helps

let me know if you have other questions

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