Medical Questions > Mens Health > Penis Forum

Problems of the penis

Must Read
Talking openly about the penis is a very personal matter. Learn basic penis anatomy to discuss penile disorders accurately with your doctor....
Penis symptoms that interfere with sexual activity or urination could be serious. Learn the signs and symptoms of penis problems that require a doctor's help....
How do urologists evaluate and diagnose painful penis? A penis disorder is a medical problem. Learn more about possible diagnoses for penis disorders now....
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
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied May 11th, 2017
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.

Did you find this post helpful?
Tags: Skin Health
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Penis , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.