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Skin around the Penis

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  • Posted By: jds43105
  • November 14, 2008
  • 00:14 PM

I have something strange going on. Right below my underwear line and around the base of the shaft of my penis I have what appears to be shiny kind of hard skin that is VERY itchy. I asked my partner to look at it and they say it just looks like I've been scratching it is all. I don't believe so. I understand a little itchiness now and then but what throws me is the fact that the skin seems to have changed, is shiny, and seems to have a hard feeling to it. What could this be? It doesn't get red. It just itches wherever it seems to be. My doctor gave me prednisone and said it looks like poison ivy or something. I think he's lost it...I haven't been rubbing in the bushes.

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  • Do you wear condoms ? Could be beginnings of a latex allergy, which would explain the redness around your underwear line as most elastic contains latex.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 03:10 PM
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  • Wow! Awesome! Thank you "blaze". This seems the most logical conclusion. I forgot to mention that about the shower when water hits it and it's warm. That is EXACTLY what happens. I'll have to let my doctor know to come at it from that angle. Poison Ivy...really? :)As far as what "gungwane" said that is a great idea but alas...no...don't wear condoms as I have been monogomously coupled for 7 years and tested yearly. Latex sounds like it could be that but psoriasis has to be it. The shiny looking skin and the thickening of it just had me seriously perplexed. I was like "I've been tested and tested for every STI in the book over the last 7 years and there is no straying!" Thanks all for reading and replying!
    jds43105 1 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 07:38 PM
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