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Hello all. I have the exact same symtoms. It started to get a little red after I had sex w/ gf while the sex was a little rough, she was dry during various encounters, and on (at least) one occassion scratched me during oral. As we continued to have sex the symtoms intensified leading to dry, flaky, peeling skin mostly on penis head and tip (reminding me of a sunburn). The skin underneath was shiny and red. I used Neosporin over a 5 week period until it began to be painful yesterday after washing with soap. After reading this post, I concluded that I likely have a contact irritation (i.e. rash). I bought a tube of Desitin (for baby rashes and chaffed/chapped skin) and used it quite generously yesterday at the height of my discomfort and pain. Its been less than 24 hours now using Desitin hourly (except during sleep) and most of the discomfort is gone, inflamation has calmed down substantially but it is still various shades of pink in different locations. I will monitor the situation and post a follow-up for those interested.
Here is a 3 Day follow-up:

On day 3, I switched to a product called "Balmex" diaper rash cream. Desitin (rash and chafed/chapped skin ointment) worked really well initially (most of the effectiveness was the first 24 hours of treatment) but it is somewhat oily/greasy (much like Vaseline) transferring thru my underwear. Since I was somewhat "raw" in spots, I would use Desitin all over again initially because it was really easy to apply in those sensitive areas while Balmex is very thick and pasty. Anyway, Balmex worked really well by reducing the pink/redness in the remaining spots without the greasiness so its all good.

At this point, my penis looks and feels normal w/ just a few pink spots that only a trained eye might notice. Also, I woke this morning with a surprise down below without any pain. Not bad for 3 days of treatment.

Here are a few other points about my situation that I neglected to mention in earlier posts:

1. No condom was used. This created more skin to skin friction. Also, her dryness combined with rough sex and her scratching oral are circustances that matched earlier posts on this thread.

2. My girlfriend told me she was STD and yeast infection free. I believed her and I was pretty confident that my situation was not STD related. Also, most of the earlier posts had exact same symtoms w/ no STD after testing and doctor visits.

3. One of the earlier posts noted a doc who stated it could be "contact irritation" aka rash. A light bulb went off in my head b/c I once used Desitin when I had a painful rash and it worked almost immediately.

4. I used Neosporin for the first 5 weeks with no improvement at all. In fact, my condition got much worse using Neosporin. Here's the thing I read: The diaper rash treatments block moisture out while promoting healing of the chapped skin. Neosporin may have allowed moisture to get in (i.e. spreading the rash). Who knows? But these diaper rash ointments/creams are specifically formulated for chapped skin in these sensitive areas.
So that's it folks. I am crossing my fingers that I am clear of danger.

Hope my post is helpful to someone else.





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