Opening Of Penis Red Inflamed Sensitive

Question

Asked by john friend

Opening Of Penis Red Inflamed Sensitive

opening of penis has red inflamed "lips". tested for herpes=negative. took azithromycin=no change. no excretion or pain urinating but so sensitive tip can't touch anything!

Answer

It sounds that this most likely represents urethritis, as long as it is not associated with urethral discharge. The use of a topical antibiotic such as bacitracin may be of some benefit. Special care must be taken to ensure that the urethra is not being bathed in urine after voiding and blotting the urethra would be helpful. If you are not circumcised, this may be the source of the probelm.

Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.