This is Dr. David
do you have an ulcer in the red and sore area?
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No ulcer visible
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the red sore area can be from dermatitis or balanitis inflammation of the head of the penis.
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.___"
if you drink coffee or alcohol, this can irritate your bladder and urethra and even irritate your urethral meatus.
and cause redness of the skin there.
if the area is small and not that tender, I would not stress about it. it doesn't sound like an STD
but it can be from sexual intercourse. sex can sometimes cause trauma to the head of the penis as it hits the cervix.
is your wife on antibiotics for her cystitis?
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
most likely the coffee and alcohol are not helping the situation
and causing some urethral irritation as well.
I need to be reassured that I am not causing the cystitis a nd really could do with some medication to soothe the soreness
you are not causing her cystitis.
she needs to have her urine checked to check for bacteria in her urine for bacterial cystitis.
if she is drinking a lot of coffee and alcohol, these can also cause cystitis for her as well.
I would try neosporin on the area twice a day to help sooth the area.
long term steroid creams like hydrocortisone can slowly thin the skin.
you can also try calendula cream which can help.
lidocaine cream or gel can also help numb the area.
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Can I get these at the chemist or do I need a doctors prescription
these are all over the counter creams.
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