If a man peels off the skin from the head of the penis, then there is a high probability that he is faced with a fungal disease or an allergic reaction. In normal condition, the skin of the penis has no inflammatory processes and rashes. And if there is still an itch, then you can’t do without visiting a dermatovenerologist, since you need to undergo an examination and pass tests to determine the fungus-pathogen. You should also exclude sexually transmitted diseases, which are characterized by a chronic course with periodic exacerbations (chlamydia and gonorrhea).
There are many cases where the smegma cluster has provoked inflammatory processes in the glans of the penis. This problem can be solved with the help of special hygienic procedures and cutting.
If you believe the statistics, the reason that the skin gets off the head of the penis, most often are the following diseases:
- Candida balanoposthitis. The most common and common fungal infection, usually affecting men aged 20-45 years. Very often asymptomatic, there may be minor clinical manifestations. This is easily explained by the fact that Candida fungi poorly take root on the head and foreskin in men, if there are no predisposing factors for this. Cases of infection every year only increase due to the wide distribution of candidiasis among women. In 70-80% of cases, infection occurs through sexual contact, less often through clothing or bedding. The main predisposing factors are diabetes and phimosis. Men with circumcised foreskin almost never suffer from candidal balanoposthitis. The main symptoms are usually slight redness, burning, itching, red spots, blisters, erosion, white cheesy plaque and unpleasant odor. During the period of exacerbation, the skin often peels off the head of the penis, persistent erosion appears, which can spread to the scrotum and groin area.
- Allergic reaction. May be caused by a variety of substances in contact with the genitals. Characterized by the sudden appearance of hyperthermia, puffiness, small pimples, blisters and vesicles. There is severe itching and burning along the entire length of the penis. In cases of severe allergic reactions, skin on the head of the penis and foreskin may be covered. The most common allergens are condoms, synthetic underwear, lubricants and intimate hygiene products.
- Venereal diseases. Men who are sexually active, often face sexually transmitted infections. Some may be asymptomatic, for a long time not letting know about themselves, and only the accession of a secondary infection or unplanned testing can detect them. In recent years, the incidence of chlamydia and gonorrhea, which often occur together. Acute forms are characterized by inflammation of the head of the penis, burning and cramping during urination, and purulent discharge from the urethra.
We should not forget about syphilis and trichomoniasis, which is characterized by a long course and many forms that have a different clinical picture.
Photo of Peeled off Skin from penis Head
Diagnosis and Treatment
If the skin of the penis peels off, but there is no itching and pain, then you can wait 1-2 days (in no case do not smear anything, so as not to provoke a burn), as this may be contact dermatitis. If additional symptoms join (rash, sting during urination, cheesy plaque or sour smell), then it is recommended to immediately seek help from a dermatovenereologist.
The treatment of sexually transmitted diseases should be carried out under the strict supervision of a physician who preliminarily examines the clinical picture and laboratory tests of smears taken from the urethra. After identifying the pathogen are selected effective drugs. For example, chlamydia (the causative agent of urogenital chlamydia) is insensitive to penicillin and cephalosporins, which are widely used in the treatment of syphilis and gonorrhea. Chlamydia usually uses broad-spectrum antibiotics (tetracycline).
The situation with the treatment of candidal balanoposthitis is a bit simpler; from the initial stage you can get rid of it in a few days using hygienic procedures and the following external agents:
- Clotrimazole (1% cream 2 times a day for 7 days);
- Miconazole (2% cream 1 time per day during the week);
In recurrent cases, oral administration of Fluconazole is indicated at the rate of 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight once. A major role in the treatment is played by the prevention and management of both sexual partners. Analyzes to confirm successful treatment is carried out 14 days after the last dose of the drug. If there is no effect, the doctor prescribes another treatment regimen, which usually involves a combination of systemic preparations based on Fluconazole and external ones based on Clotrimazole.