Dry Penis Skin

Dry skin on penis area

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My penis has dry skin!

The skin on your penis is the same as any other skin on your body and needs to be taken care of, just like the rest of your skin sometimes needs a little more love and care.

Dry penis skin does not necessarily mean you have a terrible skin condition or virus, it is most likely just plain dry skin.

The Causes

Things that could cause dry skin on the penis

  • Friction caused by rubbing against clothing, caused by foreplay or masturbation.
  • Intercourse can also cause friction in this area and therefore dry penis skin.
  • Certain types of soaps and laundry detergents can cause dry flaky skin on penis.
  • Normal dry winter skin can be found on the penis as well as any other places on the body.
  • Certain types of fabrics can cause dry patches on penis skin. 
  • It’s always best to use cotton underwear so that your skin can breathe.
  • Psoriasis can cause dry penis skin. This is usually treated quite effectively with steroid creams. This looks like thick raised skin with obvious edges usually found on the inner surface of the penis foreskin. Read more on penis psoriasis here.
  • Eczema can also cause dry skin on the penis. It usually looks like red areas with faded edges. This type of irritation is usually caused by an irritant like a chemical. Can also be treated with a cream. Read more on penile eczema
  • It could be caused by a fungus, in which case you will need to get special creams prescribed too.
  • An allergy is commonly caused through latex condoms.
  • Very tight underwear can cause dry penis skin.
  • Many men use hand lotion to masturbate with, this can also cause skin problems down there. The hand lotion might contain certain ingredients that could cause the skin problem. Baby oil or a special lubricant made for this purpose is a better solution.
  • Head of penis feels dry? Men who are circumcised are more prone to dry  skin on the penis and a dry penis head. The foreskin protects the penis from germs, fabrics, chemicals and keeps it moist. Men who have been circumcised will need to take more care in moisturizing also to prevent dry penis skin
  • Does dry skin on my penis mean I have an STD? An STDs “sexually transmitted disease" is accompanied by a discharge, open sores and/or a fever. If this is you, you should see your doctor immediately. 

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Remedies for Dry Scaly Penis Skin

  • Apply coconut oil to the dry area. Coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti bacterial, moisturizing and has healing properties in it. Which means you can remedy almost anything that could be causing the dry skin irritation. It is great for anybody that is allergic to other products.
  • Sweet almond oil is hydrating with great healing properties and is suitable for sensitive skin. You can apply this liberally on the dry areas after a shower/bath. 
  • A cup of oats added to your bath water will hydrate the skin. 
  • Adding a few drops of chamomile, neroli or lavender essential oils to your bath water will help to decrease the occurrence of dry skin. 
  • As a last result, if the above does not work, you can get special steroid creams prescribed by a dermatologist.

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Penis Dry Skin Tips

  • Give your penis a time period of healing before returning to activities like masturbation or intercourse.
  • Use a mild fragrant free soap for washing your genitals.
  • Run your clothing through an extra rinse cycle to get rid of any extra detergent that could be causing the dry skin problem.
  • Use a special lubricant when you masturbate or have sex.
  • Do not rub dry but pat dry, this is to prevent further irritation. 
  • Also try not to scratch.

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If the dry skin penis condition persists, it is always best to see you doctor about the problem. Penis irritation could be the result of a more serious skin condition. A dry irritated penis and groin area can cause a lot of pain and discomfort and a qualified doctor is your best shot at getting rid of this problem quickly.

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