What is causing dry skin on your penis?

Having dry skin anywhere can be downright annoying but dry skin on the penis can be even worse. The small dry patch on your penis can cause a lot of pain and itch. And since the area is so sensitive, even accidentally rubbing your penis with your legs can cause a lot of pain. Dermatologist Dr Aniket Mishra tells you what exactly causes dry skin and what you can do to heal the skin of your penis.

Causes of dry skin on penis
An allergic reaction from using a condom or a lubricant is one of the most common reasons why you may experience dry skin on your penis. Soaps, body sprays, colognes and antiperspirants can also cause dry skin. Too much friction on the skin can sometimes also result in dry skin. So, dry skin could be a side effect of too much sex or masturbation. Your underwear can also chafe the skin of your penis. And if you experience a seeping wound along with dry skin you should check it out for yeast infection. Here’s how to take  care of your penis. 

To treat the dry skin on your penis,

  • Avoid having sex or masturbating for at least twenty-four hours.
  • Wash your penis with warm water and a mild soap.
  • Gently dry your penis with a clean towel. Pat it dry, don’t rub or pull on it. Then apply a moisturizing cream or oil, gently massaging it into your skin. Do this for at least a week. If you always have trouble with dry penis skin then simply apply moisturizer or oil daily.
  • You can also take a vitamin E capsule, poke a hole in it with a needle, squeeze out the oil and apply that to your penis as well. The oil is very thick and lasts a long time. Vitamin E is excellent to help soothe irritated skin and helping cells to rebuild themselves. Here are 6 causes of a sore and smelly penis. 

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