Dry skin on the penis is not a common symptom of genital herpes, genital warts, or any other sexually transmitted disease STD. Read on to learn more about possible causes of dry skin on the penis and how you can treat this condition. A very harsh soap or cleanser may dry out the skin on the penis. Consider washing your penis using only water. If you want to use a cleanser, make sure you choose a very mild soap or even baby shampoo.
Symptoms of balanitis
He said he had first noticed redness on his penis about four days earlier, adding that it was growing worse. He was unsure whether he was truly experiencing frequent urination or just more aware of urinating because of the burning pain. His surgical history included a tonsillectomy and appendectomy during his early teens.
I have an embarrassing condition and I have not been able to find out what it is. The skin around the end of my penis not the foreskin goes dry and begins to flake, almost like dandruff. Can this be the result of over-masturbation? Is it the symptom of a more serious condition? No, it couldn't possibly be the result of what you call 'over-masturbation'. Masturbation doesn't have any ill-effects. It sounds as though you might have a mild skin inflammation — perhaps eczema , though we can't make a diagnosis — as we haven't seen your penis. Another possibility is a variety of an inflammatory condition called balanitis or just possibly a skin disorder called balanitis xerotica obliterans.
There are small cuts on the skin due to this, which are very painful. I suspect this to be some form of skin infection. What could this be? A: You could be suffering from balanoposthitis. While any man can develop balanitis, the condition is most likely to occur in men who have a tight foreskin that is difficult to pull back, or who have poor hygiene. Diabetes can make balanitis more likely, especially if the blood sugar is poorly controlled, because this makes it harder for the body to fight infections. It results from an overgrowth of organisms which are normally present on the skin of the glans.