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Would you be able to help me with some redness that appears

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Hi doctor would you be able to help me with some redness that appears at the tip of my penis please?

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

We can continue our conversation now through text in this reply forum.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Associated itching, pain, burning?

History of unprotected sex?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Are you taking any medications?

Please upload a picture to review.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My age is 22 there is no itching or burning it’s been on and off for a few months now I had unprotected sex but have been tested twice for chlamydia and gonnorea a rapid test for syphilis and hiv tests up to 5 months after the sex I also don’t take any medication
Customer: replied 4 months ago.

Please allow me just a few minutes.
I’ll reply you back soon after reviewing it.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks doc

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for all this additional information.
I understand your concern.
I have reviewed your picture.
Well as you describe, it sounds Balanitis.

Irritation can be caused by:
not rinsing soap completely off of your penis after showering
using scented soaps to clean your penis
using the bar soap that dries out the skin
using scented lotions or sprays on your penis
Now I would recommend some self-care measures like
Do cool water sitz bath with betadine solution twice a day for 5-10 minutes.

Clean the area with DIAL soap.
And afterward, apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day.
You should avoid frequent washing.
And keep the area dry and clean.
Wear loose fitted cotton clothes to prevent friction.
Take OTC Motrin and Claritin for a few days.
Abstain from sexual activity for a while.
Avoid any scented soap, lotion on the affected area.
If your symptoms will persist then see a dermatologist for further evaluation and management.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok doctor the redness seems to go down within a couple of says max usually a shower helps and would you be able to tell me if I require any further testing with the hiv? My tests were after 10 days pcr rna test then after 4 months a rapid test then at 5 months a duo test)

You don't need further testing.


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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks doc thanks for your help

I wish for your good health.
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