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I am circumcised and I have been masturbating a few times a day, it was at first dry and scaly so I put a cream for diaper rash on it and lower my masterbating to once a day but now on the four day my skin between the shaft and tip is swelled and red the bottom of the tip has a red sheen to, it the pain has lessened though but not for the better. I was using a perfumed lotion but I'm not going to use it again. Where I live is hot and I do take hot showers, I do sweat a lot also. What is happening
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replied May 11th, 2017
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Welcome to e health forum.

The condition you have is balanitis, or inflammation of the glans penis.

Most cases of balanitis are easily managed with a combination of creams or ointments (corticosteroid, antibiotic and antifungal - based on the possible cause); good hygiene and avoiding substances that irritate the penis .

These treatments will usually start to have an effect within a week and can be stopped after around two weeks, although in some people it does eventually come back after treatment.


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