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Red penis symptoms, including redness, itching, or pain, can range from mild to severe, and these symptoms can be easy or difficult to treat. Some of the most common causes of a red penis are as follows:
Red Penis – In the majority of cases, a “red penis” is simply the result of prolonged or aggressive sexual activity, which can cause a penis with insufficient nutrients or dry skin to become red, sensitive, and uncomfortable but generally heal and return to normal appearance within 12 -24 hours.
Symptoms – Penis skin is red and possibly irritated or sensitive, and symptoms will appear immediately following masturbation or intercourse. There are no bumps, lesions, patches or other abnormal indications.
Treatment – Use a nutritional penis creme or penis skin ointment to keep penis skin from drying out. Continue to use a penis specific product that will sustain overall penis health and eliminate future instances of “red penis” and other common penis conditions that can result from frequent masturbation and aggressive sex including, penis vein damage, loss of penis sensitivity, curving or bending of penis, and more.
Balanitis – This is an inflammation of the penis, which can be the result of poor hygiene and failing to wash under the foreskin. Or, this condition may be caused by Thrush (fungus), psoriasis, or even the use of a soap that you are allergic to.
Symptoms – There are bright red, shiny patches, a rash, or dry flaky skin on the penis.
Treatment – Wash your penis thoroughly, have your partner checked for thrush, and use a Candida antifungal treatment. Change your soap and washing powder brand and if symptoms persist consult your health care professional.
Cancer – This extremely rare condition can present itself as red or blue-brown lumps or growths on the penis.
Symptoms – There will be lumps and growths on the shaft and foreskin as well as changes in the color of the skin.
Treatment – Consult your doctor as treatment varies, depending on the size and stage of the cancer. Laser, radiation, and chemical treatment are the most common.
Eczema – Also known as dermatitis, this condition is usually caused by the skin having a reaction to an irritant.
Symptoms – These include itchy, red patches on the skin of the penis, a red, blotchy penis, and flaky skin.
Treatment – Consult your doctor who will prescribe a steroid creme to reduce and prevent the irritation from reoccurring. As an alternative to a steroid creme, first try a nutritional penis creme as steroids are not well tolerated or desired by many men.
Jock Itch – This is a fungal condition that thrives in warm, moist areas.
Symptoms – A red rash may be raised and circular in shape, and itchy.
Treatment – Buy an antifungal creme, spray, or powder for ‘Tinea Cruris’ and apply as directed. Also, make sure that you change your underwear frequently and use a clean, fresh towel when showering to reduce the spread of infection.
Latex Allergy – If you use condoms when having sex, it may be advisable to check if you have an allergy to latex.
Symptoms – These include a red, itchy rash, and, in severe cases, the sufferer may experience breathing difficulties or hay-fever like symptoms and have an anaphylactic reaction.
Treatment – Use latex free condoms and consult your medial health professional who may prescribe antihistamines or steroids to prevent a severe reaction in the future.
STDs – Many sexually transmitted diseases can cause variations of a red penis, including Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Genital Warts, Syphilis, and HIV AIDS.
Symptoms – These include a red penis that is itchy and has small lumps or discolorations,,or it may have flaking skin and ulcers that often appear a day or even days after having intercourse.
Treatment – Consult your doctor as treatment varies, depending on the form of STD. Also, be aware that, if left untreated, some STDs can have serious health implications and you may infect others.
Health practitioners often recommend a penis health creme that helps many men suffering from penis skin issues. A penis specific creme should contain essential vitamins and minerals necessary for penis health including, Vitamins E, A, B5 and C as well as minerals Acetyl L Carnitine for penis cell rejuvenation and Alpha Lipoic Acid for healthy penis cells via increased oxygen exchange.