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I have this rash on my penis head which will not go away. It

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I have this rash on my penis head which will not go away. It is not itchy and does not cause pain. The rash changes positions on my penis head from time to time. It will eventually look like its clearing up and then it would flare up again. I have had this for a few years now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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this rash could be due to eczema or psoriasis or lichen planus.

Dr. David :

how old are you?

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is there anyway you can upload a jpg clear photo of the rash on the penis to help me evaluate it?

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JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- : I am 30. I am using my smart phone. Can I upload a picture via my smart phone
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with a smart phone, you have to email the photo to

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but it can take administrators several hours to forward me the photo.

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if you are ok waiting, that is fine.

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but you need to be at a computer with a browser to upload jpegs into the chat window here.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- : how can I log into you from my computer. Will I not lose my chat
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no, you will not loose your chat.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- : What do I do then
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open your email from your laptop and there should be a link in an email from Justanswer

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click on that link in your email and it will open this chat up in a browser

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as long as you remembered you justanswer.co.uk login you will be fine.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

are you still there. will send picture now

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yes, I am still here.

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are you on your computer now?

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

yes. give me 5 mins to i upload it

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ok

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JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

do you know what it is

Dr. David :

it looks like eczema type rash

Dr. David :

which comes from sensitive skin.

Dr. David :

sometimes you can develop eczema from reaction to detergents or fabric softeners

Dr. David :

sometimes a course of steroid cream like 1% hydrocortisone cream for 1-2 weeks can help.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

It will not go away. i have tried canneston cream. sometimes it smells but will be okay once i wash it and after an erection the skin gets very dry and would flake

Dr. David :

sometimes it can be normal to have some blotching of the skin of the head of the penis.

Dr. David :

canesten cream is an antifungal cream.

Dr. David :

most likely it is not a fungal infection.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

also when the penis is erect it is like there is no visible sign that the rash is there

Dr. David :

dry skin might benefit from a mild moisturizer like aquafore daily .

Dr. David :

again, it can be normal sometimes to have some blotchy looking skin and wrinkly skin when the penis is flaccid.

Dr. David :

this is normal sometimes.

Dr. David :

you can try some over the counter moisturizers on the skin if the skin is dry.

Dr. David :

but it doesn't look like an STD or sexually transmitted disease.

Dr. David :

or anything dangerous.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

the rash doesnt look to bad now but it can look like plaques and can be lumpy

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

sometimes a short course of 1% hydrocortisone steroid cream can help with that.

Dr. David :

it doesn't sound like you have tried 1% hydrocortisone cream which is over the counter.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

I am just a bit worried about it as i have had it for a few years. why will it not disappear by itself and why is it not itchy or painful. what is the make of the creams i can buy from over the counter

Dr. David :

you don't have to be worried.

Dr. David :

http://www.boots.com/en/HC45-Hydrocortisone-Cream_11317/

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

should this cream take it away and is it safe to use on penis head. will it thin the skin

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

are you still there

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I had to see a patient.

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yes.

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steroids 1% cream is safe to use on the penis head for 1-2 weeks .

Dr. David :

you should not use it longer than that.

Dr. David :

more than 2 weeks can thin the skin.

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

Thanks. i will try this. Hopefully it works

Dr. David :

it could help the plaque like bumpy skin there

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you are welcome

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JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

yes. will it clear up the dark red rash also

Dr. David :

yes, the steroid cream could help the dark red rash as well.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-tzrdcumb- :

thanks for your time

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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don't forget to leave positive feedback below.

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thanks

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thanks.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi. The rash has went away with the hydrocortisone cream but when I stop using it the rash will reappear after 2-3 days.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
It is most likely not a rash
And just the normal color of your penis

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