A year-old man presents with an asymptomatic but worrisome to him penile rash that manifested over a two-day period several weeks ago. OTC miconazole cream, triple-antibiotic creams, and most recently, a two-day course of fluconazole mg bid have not helped. The patient denies any sexual exposure outside his marriage, as does his wife. Both are in good health in other respects, although the wife has been treated for lymphoma long since declared cured. At first, the patient denies any other skin problems.
And when you're looking down at your wang and you see a new bump or rash or experience a new, uncomfortable sensation, it's hard not to immediately start freaking out. Before you hit the panic button, though, please try to remember one thing: your penis is just a body part like any other, and the skin on your penis is just that — skin. And just like your elbows, knees, arms, and face, the skin on your penis can sometimes get dry, cracked, and itchy. And guess what?
More often than not, it will be something that is far less serious but a condition you will want to get checked out nevertheless. A non-infectious penile skin condition is one that you cannot get it from or pass it to another person. While this shouldn't suggest that you can ignore it, a non-infectious skin condition tends to be less serious than an infectious one.