We must know how to listen to our body, since when it is vulnerable to disease, it usually sends different signals that we usually ignore, which could put our integrity and even our lives at risk.

Just as a headache, nausea, vomiting and dizziness is a sign of a possible stomach infection, there are certain manifestations that could appear in the male organism to alert gentlemen of a possible infection in the penis.

Do you know what they are or how to distinguish them? Here we give you a guide.

Penis rash

It can occur due to excessive sweating, excess hair or a sexually transmitted disease. If you notice redness or the appearance of small balls, you should immediately go to the doctor.

Constant erections

If you present them frequently and stay for more than 4 hours in a row, this is known as priapism, a very painful disease that should be treated as soon as possible.

Foreskin contraction

It is normal for the foreskin to contract and return to its usual area, but if this does not happen, you should consult a doctor, as you could begin to suffer from unbearable pain.

Sores on the penis

It is one of the signs of maximum alert, as they could be signs of cancer or a fairly serious sexually transmitted disease.

Warts

They do not always hurt but if the notes, you have to go with a specialist, since they usually arise after having had unprotected relationships with someone who could have a sexually transmitted disease.

Itching in the penis

Itching in the penis is a symptom that occurs when an inflammation of the head of the penis, scientifically called balanitis, arises.

This inflammation, in most cases, is caused by an allergy to the penis or lack of hygiene of the intimate region, however, it can also be a sign of more serious problems such as fungal infections, problems of the skin or sexually transmitted diseases.

So when the itching lasts more than 1 week or does not improve with good hygiene of the intimate region it is important to consult a urologist to identify the problem and start the appropriate treatment. Some of the most common causes of itching include:

  • allergy

Allergy is one of the most common and least serious causes of itchy penis, which can arise from direct contact with some types of soap, preservative or even some garment, especially if it is made of synthetic fabric instead of cotton.

How to treat: It is important to try to identify what is causing the allergy to avoid contact with that substance. So it is important to always try to use cotton clothes and use own soaps for the intimate region. In addition to this, if there are suspicions of latex allergy, the use of condoms with that material should be avoided.

  • poor hygiene

The lack of hygiene favors the accumulation of dirt below the skin of the glans and, therefore, there is an increased risk of the exaggerated development of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that cause inflammation of the penis, resulting in itching in the region.

This type of problem is more common in uncircumcised men, but it can happen in any case.

How to treat: it is important to wash the intimate region, at least once a day as it is a part of the body that perspires a lot during the day and accumulates many dead skin cells.

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/in-depth/penis-health/art-20046175

https://www.verywellhealth.com/penis-infection-symptoms-2329018


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