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I have been getting a rash/sore on my glan for 5 months

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I have been getting a rash/sore on my penis glan for 5 months now. It gets worse after sex. It does not itch but just makes my penis glan more sensitive which can be uncomfortable during sex. I have been putting on clear savlon after sex and once a day and have it under control but it will not completely go away.
I know it's nothing too serious but really would like it to go once and for all.

Any advice would be greatly apreciated?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you could have lichen planus on your penis.

Dr. David :

you might need a steroid cream to help

Customer: Thank you - how do a get that cream?
Dr. David :

you can try over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream

Dr. David :

by I would make sure your doctor knows about it

Dr. David :

you shouldn't be using steroid creams like that longer than 1-2 weeks without a doctor's supervision.

Dr. David :

long term use of steroid creams on your penis can thin the skin and cause more problems .

Dr. David :

so best to see your GP and get your penis skin examined.

Dr. David :

confirm that this is lichen planus on your penis

Dr. David :

and talk about use of steroid creams to try to see if that helps.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor?

Customer: Yes I do, funnily enough I went this morning about my asthma and was going to mention it but it was a female doctor and therefore did not feel comfortable.
Dr. David :

female doctors are just as good as male doctors. :)

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer: I have googled imaged what you stated and although mine is no where near as severe as most of te images - some of them do look similar.
Customer: Final question
Customer: How long does steroid cream take roughly to irradicate?
Dr. David :

you could have a mild case of lichen planus.

Dr. David :

usually use of steroid creams for 5-10 days can help.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

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for some people they have to use steroid creams for long periods of time

Dr. David :

sometimes for several months.

Customer: Thank you for your help
Dr. David :

you are welcome

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