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Red Penis And Penile Rash - Signs To Be Aware Of

With all of the rough handling that the average penis experiences, issues such as red penis skin, bumps and rash are common. While a red penis is usually nothing to worry about, there are some cases where treatment is necessary. Many penis problems can be avoided by proper care of the erogenous skin, including cleansing the area regularly and treating the skin with penis vitamins and minerals that support skin and nerve health, help to maintain the elasticity of the penile skin, and help the body to combat infection.

• Yeast infection (thrush) - Yeast infection of the penis is common, especially in uncircumcised men, as the warm, moist area under the foreskin can allow the overgrowth of yeast spores. Yeast infections can be transferred from a sexual partner, or they can develop as a result of low immunity - men who have been taking antibiotics or who are affected by diabetes may be more prone to this condition. A yeast infection can cause red, itchy skin and a chunky, whitish discharge which may have a foul odor.

• Psoriasis - Psoriasis can affect the penis, as well as the rest of the body, and may present as a red, spreading rash with flaking skin. While this condition is not contagious, it can give the penis an unattractive appearance which may be off-putting to potential partners. Vitamin A, or retinol, is often used to treat psoriasis on other parts of the body and may be used on the penis, as well.

• Dry skin - Dry or chapped skin may become reddened and irritated or develop red bumps. Frequent masturbation and aggressive sex without the benefit of lubricants or moisturizers can dry the penis skin. Left untreated, the skin may become cracked and roughened, and the skin of the glans and shaft may develop a callus-like layer.

• Jock itch - Known medically as tinea cruris, jock itch presents as a red penis, itching and a spreading rash. This uncomfortable, itchy skin condition is actually a fungal infection that can affect the entire groin area, as well as spreading to the thighs. Jock itch can be avoided by wearing only clean, dry clothing, washing athletic supporters regularly, maintaining good hygiene, and avoiding the sharing of towels and other personal items.

• Allergies/contact dermatitis - Allergies and skin sensitivities often cause reddening of the penis skin, as well as itching, penis rash and irritation. Men who have sensitive skin should avoid common irritants like latex, harsh detergents, and cleansers that contain chemical dyes and fragrances.

• Fordyce’s spots - Both cut and uncut men can develop small, whitish or red bumps under the penis skin that are known as Fordyce’s spots. These are natural and harmless, although they may be of cosmetic concern. Keeping the penis skin well-nourished with skin-rejuvenating vitamins and minerals may help to eliminate common blemishes that affect the penis.

• Paraphimosis - This condition occurs when the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis retracts partially and then cannot be pulled back over the head; when the foreskin tightens below the glans, it can restrict blood flow, causing the penis to become red or even purple. Men with paraphimosis should seek immediate medical attention to avoid permanent damage to the penis.

Avoiding red penis, penis rash and other common penile issues
The key to healthy penis skin and preventing penis skin problems is to keep the area clean, wear clean, non-restrictive clothing, and support skin health through the use of vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers. Treating the penis skin with a specialized penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can help to maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance, support immune function, and promote smooth, supple and healthy-looking skin that is responsive to sexual stimulation.