Welcome to ATD. Thank you for the query.
You are probably suffering from inflammation of the penis known as balanitis.
The main cause of balanitis is poor hygiene. Poor hygiene causes harmful bacteria to overpopulate the area, which can lead to infection. The foreskin of the penis is an ideal place for bacteria to grow.
Irritation in the area can also cause balanitis. Irritation can arise from:
not rinsing soap completely off of your penis after showering
using scented soaps to clean the penis
using bar soap that dries out the skin
using scented lotions or sprays on the penis
Before applying any treatment option, it is important to avoid using irritants such as perfumed soap, lotion, or powder. This prevents further irritation of the foreskin. I suggest you try over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone twice a day for a week. If that doesn't help, ask your doctor to have a look.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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