Even if a cut seems minor, you can still be exposed to infections. Seek emergency medical help if you notice any of the following symptoms: The cut is wide open and bleeding profusely. You have pain or swelling in your testicles. Treatment depends on the cause of the cut. A small cut can be treated with basic first aid for cuts: Wash your hands. Put a bandage or clean piece of cloth over the cut to stop any bleeding.
Why Is My Penis Skin Peeling? (Asking for a Friend)
Inflammation of the Penis - Men's Health Issues - MSD Manual Consumer Version
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Chances are you have a great sense of what your penis normally looks like. So it can be a real cause for concern if you notice peeling, irritated skin on your penis. Peeling or irritated skin can affect any part of the male genitals, including the glans head , shaft, frenulum the elastic bit connecting the head to the shaft , foreskin, and scrotum.
Friction burns are usually caused by intense or repeated contact between the skin and a hard object — like the floor or the road. Many of the friction burn injuries seen in hospitals happen during road accidents, when someone falls off a motorcycle or out of a car and slides across the pavement. Redness and irritation on your penis can have other causes, too. Balanitis may occur due to infection or allergic reactions.
The foreskin of the penis and the glans penis the cone-shaped end of the penis can be inflamed. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Posthitis is inflammation of the foreskin. Balanoposthitis is inflammation of both the glans penis and the foreskin. Men who develop balanoposthitis have an increased chance of later developing phimosis or paraphimosis problems related to the foreskin and penile cancer.