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Old 10-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Itchy dried skin on penis

I've had the problem of itchy dried skin on my penis for at least 2 mths now. It started after I started having frequent unprotected sex with my girlfriend. After sex my penis would have patches were it would look as if all the skin was removed. In a day or so after my penis would then become scaly looking with large patches of skin flaking off leaving new skin underneath. I realize when I use a condom it does not happen but my skin still looks ashy and dry. It looks even more dry when the skin is streatched and then relaxed. At first I though it could be just dry skin irritated skin then I though it could be a yeast infection. Can someone please help me? I'm not sure what to think and just want to fix my problem.

 
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Re: Itchy dried skin on penis

Sounds like balanitis (glans inflammation--google for photos). That could possibly be caused by a yeast infection. It has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, physical trauma, and infection by a wide variety of pathogens, including bacteria, virus, sexually transmitted diseases, or fungus (yeast). You'll need to see a doctor to be certain it's not an STD.

You might need to wash your penis better or sooner after sex. Or maybe you should wash it better in general. And/or possibly your girlfriend might need to wash herself better and use a yeast infection treatment. Tho it's worth noting, balanitis can also be caused by excessive scrubbing or using too harsh a soap.

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