Rash on the Manhood: 5 Common Causes and How to Treat Them

There is nothing quite asworrisomeas a rash on the manhood. It can be painful, embarrassing, and a genuine cause for concern, as every worst-case scenario rushes to mind. Rashes can range from a small inflammation to bleeding blisters and itchy, flaky skin. Occasionally a rash is just a reaction to a new detergent or body wash, but other times it can be serious and require medical intervention. The following are some of the most common medical issues men should be aware of when a rash on the manhood becomes a persistent problem.

1.Psoriasis – Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes the skin to develop red, scaly patches. Skin affected by psoriasis is often itchy. Thankfully, it isn’t dangerous or contagious, but it is a chronic condition that cannot be cured. See a doctor or dermatologist for a cortisone cream and/or light therapy.

2.Eczema – Eczema is a very common skin issue where the skin is dry, inflamed, or irritated.Treat the area with an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream in the morning and evening for one week, and then once per day for an additional week. Be sure to moisturize the area daily and also after any contact with water.

3.Balanitis – This is an irritated inflammation on the skin which can occur on the head and/or sheath. The skin is likely very itchy and may sting. It most often affects men in middle age who have not been circumcised. Treatment includes a twice daily application of topical anti-inflammatory crème for up to two weeks. Wash gently with mild soap and lukewarm water, avoiding irritants or aggressive cleaning. Moisturize the skin multiple times each day to bring skin back into balance.

4.HSV – This partner-transmitted rash is commonly composed of three to five blisters. The skin directly below the blisters is always red. HSV is transmitted via sensual contact, including oral. See a doctor immediately for treatment.

5.Candidiasis – This is rash appears at the head of the organ and is caused by a fungal infection. It appears as white patches on the skin which look similar to milk curds. If they are scrapped, the base of these patches will bleed. Fungal medications should clear up the infection. It’s recommended that patients are screened for diseases such as diabetes as a precautionary measure, as they are linked.

Calming the rash and healing the skin
No matter the source of the issue, take care with the male organ skin, as it is very delicate. Wearing rough fabrics or scratching the surface can cause additional pain, bleeding, and stinging. This can also cause tears in the dermal layer of the skin which invites bacteria and other foreign organisms into the infected area.

Men experiencing a rash on the manhood should always be sure to wash the genital area with a gentle, antibacterial body wash and a gentle touch to remove any irritants and keep the skin as clean as possible. Be sure to read product labels to ensure the body wash does not contain harsh or drying chemicals such as sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), or propylene glycol. These ingredients can further irritate already inflamed skin.

After cleansing the skin, a specially formulated male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) can be applied to the area. Nutrient-rich creams created explicitly for the manhoodshould include natural ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, which are lauded for their effectiveness in calming and nourishing the skin. Men should additionally seek out a natural moisturizer containing ingredients like Shea butter, which is known for its healing and rejuvenating qualities to ward off future instances irritation and inflammation.

Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.comfor additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy member. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.