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Old 04-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #31
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rapmotive HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

yes the derm has prescribed the Cream ...
it is important to see a derm ... he will make the final decision on this
i suggest you to see at least 2 different derms ..

Old 04-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #32
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henry29 HB User
Cool Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Originally Posted by tommy124 View Post
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.
AMEN!!! it's almost two weeks for me since i saw my Primary Care, it's looking better than before, i notice that flaking happen when I get a wood (i guess it's because the head stretch) , also the flaking goes out when i take shower...

i'm going to setup another appointment to my Primary Care and ask them to send me to a Dermatologist for another information..

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Old 04-23-2009, 04:25 AM   #33
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Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Sound advice about self is some more advice: Mine is clearing up little by little with a combination of Desonide and Clotrimazole that my doctor prescribed.

Here is what I did to stop worrying about it..I took it head on since I know my wife is my only partner.

Went to the primary care doctor--confirmed it wasn't an STD, after that, got referred to a dermatologist after the initial cream didn't clear it up as fast as I wanted, then had the Derm take a biopsy(its really not bad guys--the needle pinches and you don't feel it after that), but I had to confirm it wasn't cancerous.

Once the labs came back and cleared that..i was cool and just continued with the two creams and now its going away little by little. Mine started with a scratch to my penis from my spouse giving me oral and I may have caught some bacteria at the gym after that..who knows.

Anyway, hope this helps but bottom line is see a doc and rule out the bad stuff and you'll be on your way to health again

Old 04-26-2009, 12:17 AM   #34
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Hi California1/ Henry29,
thanks a lot for sharing the information.
I have the same prob for atleast 2.5 yrs and it makes me atleast feel better that I am not alone.
Esp it is not something life threatening.

About 2 yrs ago, I went to a derm.. He just dismissed it and said it would go away.. He gave me some cream.. never worked.

I switched to a different derm.. and he also confirmed that it is no STD.. he gave me this cream - DECOCORT (product of malaysia)
It has Miconazole Nitrate 2.0%, Hydrocortisone 1.0%, Chlorocresol 0.16%
It has done no good.

I think, I will have to move to something else now.. will take a doc's appointment again. Will definitely post the results here.

Old 04-26-2009, 03:33 AM   #35
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Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Hello all. I have the exact same symtoms. It started to get a little red after I had sex w/ gf while the sex was a little rough, she was dry during various encounters, and on (at least) one occassion scratched me during oral. As we continued to have sex the symtoms intensified leading to dry, flaky, peeling skin mostly on penis head and tip (reminding me of a sunburn). The skin underneath was shiny and red. I used Neosporin over a 5 week period until it began to be painful yesterday after washing with soap. After reading this post, I concluded that I likely have a contact irritation (i.e. rash). I bought a tube of Desitin (for baby rashes and chaffed/chapped skin) and used it quite generously yesterday at the height of my discomfort and pain. Its been less than 24 hours now using Desitin hourly (except during sleep) and most of the discomfort is gone, inflamation has calmed down substantially but it is still various shades of pink in different locations. I will monitor the situation and post a follow-up for those interested.

Last edited by Matt2009; 04-26-2009 at 07:21 AM.

Old 04-27-2009, 04:31 AM   #36
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Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Its now been almost 48 hours using Desitin (for baby rashes and chaffed/chapped skin) and my symtoms are clearing up and I am much more comfortable. The head/tip of my penis is still light pink and underneath has a few darker pink spots but overall my penis looks pretty healthy considering how it was flaky and raw in spots just two days ago. Now...moving forward...more foreplay and lube to make sure she is really wet when we have sex. And...I will keep Desitin (or similar product) handy for treatments after scratches or rougher/longer sex. I'll post another follow-up in a few days but I have already seen pretty significant improvements.

Old 04-28-2009, 03:55 AM   #37
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Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Here is a 3 Day follow-up:

On day 3, I switched to a product called "Balmex" diaper rash cream. Desitin (rash and chafed/chapped skin ointment) worked really well initially (most of the effectiveness was the first 24 hours of treatment) but it is somewhat oily/greasy (much like Vaseline) transferring thru my underwear. Since I was somewhat "raw" in spots, I would use Desitin all over again initially because it was really easy to apply in those sensitive areas while Balmex is very thick and pasty. Anyway, Balmex worked really well by reducing the pink/redness in the remaining spots without the greasiness so its all good.

At this point, my penis looks and feels normal w/ just a few pink spots that only a trained eye might notice. Also, I woke this morning with a surprise down below without any pain. Not bad for 3 days of treatment.

Here are a few other points about my situation that I neglected to mention in earlier posts:

1. No condom was used. This created more skin to skin friction. Also, her dryness combined with rough sex and her scratching oral are circustances that matched earlier posts on this thread.

2. My girlfriend told me she was STD and yeast infection free. I believed her and I was pretty confident that my situation was not STD related. Also, most of the earlier posts had exact same symtoms w/ no STD after testing and doctor visits.

3. One of the earlier posts noted a doc who stated it could be "contact irritation" aka rash. A light bulb went off in my head b/c I once used Desitin when I had a painful rash and it worked almost immediately.

4. I used Neosporin for the first 5 weeks with no improvement at all. In fact, my condition got much worse using Neosporin. Here's the thing I read: The diaper rash treatments block moisture out while promoting healing of the chapped skin. Neosporin may have allowed moisture to get in (i.e. spreading the rash). Who knows? But these diaper rash ointments/creams are specifically formulated for chapped skin in these sensitive areas.
So that's it folks. I am crossing my fingers that I am clear of danger.

Hope my post is helpful to someone else.

Last edited by Matt2009; 04-29-2009 at 05:38 AM.

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Old 05-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #38
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Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

Here is another quick update:

On Days 5, 6, and 7...I had sex w/ girlfriend several times each day with some redness and discomfort on Day 7. I know we should give it a rest but it actually looks OK considering how it looked a week before. As a side note, before all of this started...I had a long period without regular sexual activity which might have contributed to this problem initially.

Anyway, I have been rotating between Desitin and Balmex (for diaper rashes and chapped skin) during bedtime and in the morning. Both treatments help with the remaining redness but my penis looks normal right now.

I'll report back on any new related developments.

Old 05-16-2009, 09:38 AM   #39
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henry29 HB User
Re: help me diagnose dry, flaky, peely skin on tip of penis.

since the last time i posted...

the doctor told me not to use the OTC cream for (2 weeks), which I did, i notice that skin where the flaking are turn into a little purple.. (which another poster just describe what happen to him before the problem went away)..

it's one month now and a little flaking is left.. praise GOD.. now i'm going to schedule vasectomy so i can have lots of sexual healing relationship with the wife without worrying about pregnancy..

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