It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Men's Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2009, 07:33 PM   #16
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
henry29 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rapmotive View Post
Has anyone found out anything yet ?
any results ?

mine is not lichen planus,

I started using Lotrimin AF (clotrimazole cream) .. where it originally started is gone.. but because i waited almost 2 months before using the antifungal it spread.. so that's where i am now...

i'm going to be seeing the penis doctor to see what it is.. i think he is going to cut some of it and do some test, i will let you know what he found, but from what i know this is not lichen planus, because it's not itching... (i hope not)

i'll post when i know anything.

 
Old 04-09-2009, 02:32 AM   #17
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 291
california1 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

i have had good results with ketocanazole 2% and desonide .05% combination. i wish you all the best of luck in this battle

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-09-2009, 04:32 AM   #18
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
rapmotive HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

does the spot get any bigger ? or just stays the same size since the beginning ?

 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:03 PM   #19
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 291
california1 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

well, it had been the same size and shape for a long time. although before i used the keto and deso it flared up a bit - it looked a bit larger near the end, but thankfully the meds put a stop to that

now the texture has returned to normal, like the skin around it. color is good too, although not exactly the same as the skin around the area. sort of like how a scar has a bit different tone

 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:37 PM   #20
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
NewYorkDude11 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

california1 and serpico, I have EXACTLY what you guys have described in this thread. California1...I felt like I was reading my own experience!

These spots are on the head of my penis where the shaft meets the head. I also have a couple of them on the underbelly of the penis.

I have always practiced safe sex and I know this is not an STD.

The red spots are a smooth "shiny" red with flaking. Sometimes it's bright beet red and other times, it's pinkish and looks like it's healing. The spots are flat, but it's slightly raised.

I have been using cortizone for the past week. Like California1, the cortizone stops the flaking, but it doesn't make the redness go away. It does make it pinkish as opposed to beet red. I have tried using Vaseline and moisturizer, but that doesn't really help.

I have no issues with the proper use of my penis. There is no burning and it does not hurt when I urinate. Sometimes it can get itchy, but that's not a common occurrence.

I rarely drink alcohol and I don't eat a lot of sweets. I eat a mostly healthy diet (or try to).

Any suggestions? I hate having this thing on my private area.

 
The Following User Says Thank You to NewYorkDude11 For This Useful Post:
steven5050 (06-17-2012)
Old 04-12-2009, 06:54 AM   #21
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 4
serpico3680 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Hi everyone, I had used the OTC yeast cream for about two months and the patch started dissapearing and left a scar and then gradually, even the scar disappeared over a period of about 3-4 months. Now, there is no scar and no patch and everything is fine.

 
Old 04-12-2009, 09:26 AM   #22
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
henry29 HB User
Quote:
Originally Posted by california1 View Post
well, it had been the same size and shape for a long time. although before i used the keto and deso it flared up a bit - it looked a bit larger near the end, but thankfully the meds put a stop to that

now the texture has returned to normal, like the skin around it. color is good too, although not exactly the same as the skin around the area. sort of like how a scar has a bit different tone
nice to hear that man, i now know that hope is near..

since this started, my urology doctor keep telling me it's not STD and this post also say, somewhat, you guys doctor told you that it is not STD, so you continue to have relations with your wife.. so, since this started, i haven't had any with my wife, because I'm worry that she may get it, and it will be harder for her to get this out because it's inside her.

for the man who continue to have intercourse with your wife, is she OK, any issue with her, like having Yeast Infection or so, please let me know so i can at least ask my wife to give me a hand job or something ... anyway,

also, i went to the urology to get some sample to get it tested, i canceled it because, he told me his is going to get a chunk of it out... so i was like, 'ammmmmmm yah (quote from The Office)',so I told him that I will call my Primary Physician first... so I'm schedule to go to the Primary Doctor with the Wife so she can hear the doctor that this is not transferable so i can at least do something with here. ( oh yea i forgot to mention she is allergic of latex, that's why we haven't had any since this started, so more info you can give me will be helpful)

finally, someone posted about, it gradually went away by continuing using OTC but when i Re-READ the post, it's gone.. I guess that's a GOOD News too....

thanks for all the updates guys, we all know we don't want this happening to other man too.. because, it's horrible....

Quote:
Originally Posted by serpico3680 View Post
Hi everyone, I had used the OTC yeast cream for about two months and the patch started dissapearing and left a scar and then gradually, even the scar disappeared over a period of about 3-4 months. Now, there is no scar and no patch and everything is fine.
i found you.. awesome!!!! now i know that i just need to continue this... what OTC are you using, i currently using Lotrimin AF Antifungal... Clotrimazole Cream 1%, any help will be awesome,,,

thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by california1 View Post
i have had good results with ketocanazole 2% and desonide .05% combination. i wish you all the best of luck in this battle
California1, sorry to bother you bro, where can i get this product...

Last edited by Mod-S4; 03-11-2010 at 09:15 PM.

 
Old 04-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #23
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 291
california1 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

henry: i was prescribed both by my derm.

to jones: all (and the only) symptoms i experienced can be read in my above comments.

newyorkdude: my derm was said that this is not uncommon in men. it just happens. i was fortunate to find the right combination of topicals. my advice, since it looks you may have something similar to what i experienced. be patient, and learn to live with it while you determine what works best for you. try to eat healthy, get physical activity, occupy your mind. for me, it was a constant weight on my mind... i dealt with it for well over a year! be consistent with your treatment, and find a good derm

Last edited by california1; 04-12-2009 at 06:02 PM.

 
Old 04-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #24
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
NewYorkDude11 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Thanks california1. I already do eat healthy and get physical activity. I consciously try to be healthy. I'll try to find a derm, but ugh, that's awkward. I know it's not a big deal to the doc, but still, to pull down my pants and go through that. Ugh.

For now, I'm gonna see if the cortizone or an OTC can knock it out before I start spending money on a doctor or start applying steroids to my private area.

Sperico, what OTC yeast cream. I'd like to try that.

 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:11 PM   #25
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
henry29 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

OK, i went to the doctor today, the primary doctor!... the first doctor say, its not std, so it's good.. so she ask for another doctor to come in, and he also said it's not std', they both think that maybe it's cause by the med i use, i told them, that the original area where it has problem is all clear and the only thing reddest is the area where it spread.. on top of the finish head.

both doctors think that it is probebly cause by the med and also the head scratching to my underwear... they said, it's like domino, the problem is already their so it just irritated more ... so both told me to get an undewear like something snug so it won't move much and stop using the med for a couple of weeks to see if that decrease and if not then i need to come back and they will refer me dermatologist...

California1, i was wondering about ketocanazole 2% and desonide .05% are they both steroid? both doctors told me they don't want to prescribe the steriod yet because that will cause the penis skin to thin out..

so, right now, i'm going to take a shower and leave it alone.. if i notice an increase in size in a couple of days, then i'm going to call them.. maybe take a picture to compare.

thanks for posting everyone..

Last edited by henry29; 04-13-2009 at 04:13 PM.

 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #26
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
rapmotive HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

i have seen another derm and he also confirms that this is lichen plan

and he said it wont heal quickly , but eventually with time and cortisone it should heal ...
you guys should ask your derm about this ...(lichen plan)

 
Old 04-17-2009, 08:52 PM   #27
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
NewYorkDude11 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

rapmotive...can you go into more detail about what your derm said?

1. How long have you had this red dry skin on your penis? Would you describe it the same as me and california1?
2. How long does the derm think it will take to heal?
3. How frequent did your derm tell you to put cortizone on the affected area?

I ask b/c I've been applying cortizone and I swear I'm seeing improvement. I'm not sure though. It's still there and peeling, but it seems lighter. It doesn't seen an "angry" red anymore. I'm not 100% sure though. I hate having this!

 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 AM   #28
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
rapmotive HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

its a patch of skin on the penis that is red and flaky ... and when i used this cream the flakyness was gone...now this patch of skin looks like a bald spot still red, but not flaky anymore. the derm said i need to use this cortisone cream 1% twice a day a small amount on the spots .... he told me to have some patience because it will go away but in matters of month or maybe even a year... and i asked him about the name and what it would be he said it is Lichen Plan. I also asked him about the 2% Cortisone : he told me it would not be a good idea to use to much of that since it will make your penis's skin thinner and it would create other problems...

 
Old 04-20-2009, 08:16 PM   #29
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
NewYorkDude11 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Thanks...

Is this over the counter coritzone? Also, what kind of coritzone did he tell you to use?

What have sounds like what I have. Red and flaky, but when coritzone is applied, it's not flaky.

I've been applying my over the counter coritzone only once a day as I don't want to put too much medicine on that sensitive region. Sometimes I skip a day if it's looking better.

 
Old 04-21-2009, 04:58 AM   #30
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 5,193
tommy124 HB Usertommy124 HB Usertommy124 HB Usertommy124 HB Usertommy124 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

You guys really don't want to be self medicating. Only a doctor, and usually it's a dermatologist, knows what is really going on with these things. One case might be lichen planus, another might be eczema, another might be psoriasis. The treatment might be different for each. You only get one penis. It is worth the trip to the dermatologist, to find the real cause, and the real treatment.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
going crazy! Is this herpes or not? please help frustrated7 Herpes 28 04-01-2010 08:31 AM
Paranoid!! Somebody help! drinthmaking Sexually Transmitted Diseases 0 02-03-2010 01:29 PM
Dry skin on underside of penis! HELP! Roachy22 Sexual Health - Men 2 06-12-2008 06:15 AM
Scared it may be an STD?? HELP, PLEASE !!! Brandon1982 Men's Health 4 05-07-2005 01:34 PM
I need some help & advice. Tommy316 Men's Health 37 12-12-2004 11:50 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Arimidex
Betamethasone
Cialis
Cipro
Clomid
  Estradiol
Hydrocortisone
Levaquin
Paxil Viagra




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



boscot (24), Fles (22), Geoff B (20), mc7 (12), orion (9), ScrotumRelief (9), cleansweap (7), WildNorth (7), ladybud (7), keil (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:20 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!