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Penis redness

Also known as Penis inflammed and Penis Skin Rash

Penis redness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of penis redness are balanitis, phimosis, and male genitalia infection. Other possible causes, such as human immunodeficiency virus infection (hiv), are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with penis redness often receive urinalysis, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), insertion of catheter into urinary bladder, cancer chemotherapy, endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract, nonoperative removal of foreign body, culture wound and incision and drainage .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with penis redness include bacitracin (septa), nystatin topical product, mupirocin topical, fluconazole (diflucan), ketoconazole, gentamicin ophthalmic, clotrimazole topical, phenylephrine / promethazine, tolnaftate topical, brompheniramine (e.n.t.), linezolid (zyvox), terbinafine topical and permethrin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for penis redness include race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == male, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years. On the other hand, sex == female almost never get penis redness.

Age

< 1 years
1.9x
1-4 years
6.4x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.6x
White
0.7x
Other
1.2x
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