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Old 05-27-2002, 08:17 AM   #1
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Dry peeling skin on head of penis

Hi, first time poster. I am a healthy 26 yr old that is circumcised. I masterbate quite often in periods. I do use lotion but that is when I know I will masterbate for a prolonged time. Otherwise, if I know I just want a quick one, I don't use lube.

My problem is that recently the left side of my penis head (and a small spot on my lower shaft/top scrotum) has developed what seems to be dry wrinkly skin that I can peel off. When peeled off, it seems that the skin underneath is a little red. It doesn't seem to itch. I don't know if it is related to my masterbation because this just developed recently and I really haven't changed my masterbation habits. It's also affecting my sensitivity on my head as the left side is less sensitive to touch. What I hope this is not is STD. Even though I practice safe sex, I wonder if I can catch this through unprotected head (fellatio).

Should I see a dermatologist for this another type of doctor?

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Old 05-27-2002, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: Dry peeling skin on head of penis

Wow, I'd like to say that this is just related to masturbation and some irritation. However, I think if it were my penis I'd be having it checked just to make sure. I think your regular doc would be fine. Unless, you'd like to go to a health clinic or some other place so your doc wouldn't get involved. I'd probably go to my regular doc just cuz I'm comfortable with him, however some folks have issues with this type of potential problem. I'd say that maybe this could be related to oral sex, but don't know for sure. Good luck and let us know what you find out!

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