About two months ago I noticed my skin had ripped from sex and then frequent dry masturbation. At first it was just along the head but it has since spread a little bit. I know it is not an STD because I have only had 1 partner in the past 6 years but I am not sure what it is. I am not sure if this is balanitus or some type of fungal infection or bacteria. I am circumcised.
I applied neosporin at first with no results. I then purchased tri derma skin healing cream with no results. I purchased emuaid and have been applying that for over a week now with no results. The skin doesn't appear as flaky now. 2 days ago I started using baby wash then applying hydrocortisone along with the emuaid at least twice a day. I am worried that it might be just a scar and permanently damaged from the dry masturbation. It does seem to be not as scaly and smoother, maybe from the baby wash, but it is still very red. It almost appears like a birth mark.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.
It can be due to dermatitis skin. First of all, do not use any cosmetic products at the site. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton undergarments. Application of mild corticosteroid cream and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful, but you need to get a doctorâs prescription before taking these medicines.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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