Several months ago I developed an odd, triangular shaped read mark on the head of my penis, fairly large and quite obvious. I also developed irritation during sex. By the time I got around to seriously examining the situation, it was not a pretty sight. I freaked out, because I haven't been screwing around, and I've been reasonably certain my wife is pure as the driven snow, but there before my eyes was what appeared to be some kind of STD, complete with open sores and the aforementioned red arrow, now a deep flaming red, and quite sore.
I had the same question as you: who to see? I don't, as a rule, go to doctors, and haven't required their services in years, so I was in the dark on this one. I finally got around to telling my wife that we weren't going to be doing the deed for a while, and here's why... She didn't blink. Just told me to make an appointment with our daughter's dermatologist. And it was the right thing, too. I swear I'd never heard of contracting psoriasis on your penis, but there ir was, and, furthermore, he wasn't too surprised. It happens, he said, and no, there wasn't anything in particular that I might have done to get it. Like meteors and old girl friends, it just shows up, unexpectedly.
He prescribed an ointment that seemed to do the trick, but, during a subsequent recurrance, I followed the advice of an alternative health encyclopedia and used an over the counter preparation that included coal tar, believe it or not, and it worked great. I'd tell you what I used, but I don't know if that is proper here, and, anyway, there are plenty of products available, and you can ask about them without having to give any messy details. And yes, at it's peak, the symptoms extended to my scrotum too, and it was quite red.
Whatever you have, a dermatoligist would be a good place to begin.
[This message has been edited by edgework (edited 09-01-2003).]
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