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a reddish/pinkish rash on my shaft?

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i just noticed something on my shaft (penis) and its like a reddish/pinkish rash. i bought some rash cream but i dont know if that will help. i have never had unprotected sex and havent had sex in about a month in a half. what should i do?

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replied October 30th, 2011
Penis Answer A28062

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.One possibility for such a rash is lichen planus whihc is found on penis and is an inflammatory disease that affects the skin and the oral mucosa, and presents itself in the form of papules(flat spots) or rashes which are characterized by its violaceous color.

To confirm the diagnosis you need to get it examined from a dermatologist. Treatment is available only on prescription and consists mainly of steroids,retinoids,hydroquinone and phototherapy.

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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