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I have a red and sore area around the head of my penis which

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I have a red and sore area around the head of my penis which causes irritation and discomfort generally .No pain or discomfort when passing urine .Is there any medication available that would clear this up /
Recently after intercourse with my wife she has suffered from cystitis ,could there be a link or is this a coincidence ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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do you have an ulcer in the red and sore area?

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can you upload a clear jpg photo of the area on the skin?

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JACUSTOMER-b2jujogn- :

No ulcer visible

Dr. David :

can you upload a photo?

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the red sore area can be from dermatitis or balanitis inflammation of the head of the penis.

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-b2jujogn- :

I cannot manage a photo my urologist had a look and put in his report to my G.P. Quote "he reported some irritation on the glans penis just inferior to the urethral meatus. On examination the area did look slightly red and I suggested 1% hydrocortisone etc.___"

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

if you drink coffee or alcohol, this can irritate your bladder and urethra and even irritate your urethral meatus.

Dr. David :

and cause redness of the skin there.

Dr. David :

if the area is small and not that tender, I would not stress about it. it doesn't sound like an STD

Dr. David :

but it can be from sexual intercourse. sex can sometimes cause trauma to the head of the penis as it hits the cervix.

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hello?

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is your wife on antibiotics for her cystitis?

JACUSTOMER-b2jujogn- :

I drink a lot of coffee and a fair lot of alcohol I can rule out sexual intercourse as the cause .I don't think she is on anti biotics

Dr. David :

most likely the coffee and alcohol are not helping the situation

Dr. David :

and causing some urethral irritation as well.

JACUSTOMER-b2jujogn- :

I need to be reassured that I am not causing the cystitis a nd really could do with some medication to soothe the soreness

Dr. David :

you are not causing her cystitis.

Dr. David :

she needs to have her urine checked to check for bacteria in her urine for bacterial cystitis.

Dr. David :

if she is drinking a lot of coffee and alcohol, these can also cause cystitis for her as well.

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I would try neosporin on the area twice a day to help sooth the area.

Dr. David :

long term steroid creams like hydrocortisone can slowly thin the skin.

Dr. David :

you can also try calendula cream which can help.

Dr. David :

lidocaine cream or gel can also help numb the area.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-b2jujogn- :

Can I get these at the chemist or do I need a doctors prescription

Dr. David :

these are all over the counter creams.

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do you have any other questions?

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thanks.

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