Peeling skin on the penis often occurs as a result of friction, chafing, or an allergic reaction, but other possible causes include infections and skin conditions. Skin peeling may be the only symptom that a person experiences, or they may also have itching, burning, or redness. Most cases of penis skin peeling are not serious and respond well to home remedies. However, in some cases, a person may need topical or oral medications to treat the underlying issue. In this article, we discuss the leading causes of penis skin peeling and list possible treatments and home remedies. Irritation from repeated rubbing may cause peeling, flaking skin, along with pain and sensitivity.
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.
A number of conditions can cause the skin of the penis to become dry and irritated. This can lead to flaking, cracking, and peeling of the skin. These symptoms may be visible on one or more areas of the penis, such as the glans head , shaft, foreskin, frenulum, or scrotum. This autoimmune, inflammatory condition occurs in the genital area. Genital psoriasis can cause small, shiny, red patches on the glans or shaft of the penis.
Bumps or sores on the penis are often the first noticeable sign of an STD for many men. Certain bumps on the penis are normal or non-sexual in nature. Many men are unaware of normal marks or bumps on their penis and may panic when they are discovered. Some penis bumps are caused by sexually transmitted diseases. Human papillomavirus HPV can also cause bumps or sores in the genital region.