Nothing sends men into a panic like looking down and seeing male organ skin peeling off their member. This can cause waves of shock and fear, as well as a feeling of helplessness over what to do next. First, take a breath. Next, use the information below to figure out why peeling member skin is happening. In most cases, it’s not a serious matter and can be remedied in a few days, leaving a man with the supple, strong, and soft skin he’s used to.
1. Friction – Either from wearing too-tight pants or an extra-long (and dry) session of intimacy or self-gratification, friction can irritate delicate skin. Once the afflicted area becomes flaky and irritated, it appears that member skin is peeling. Take some time off from intimate contact, loosen up the trousers, and keep the area clean and moisturized.
2. Yeast infection – Men are just as likely as women to develop a Candida yeast infection. It can appear on the member as an itchy flaking red rash that makes it look like the male organ skin is peeling. Other symptoms include burning urination, a foul odor, and a cottage-cheese-like discharge. See a doctor for diagnosis and a prescription.
3. Balanitis – This is when the head or the sheath of the member swells and gets irritated, and then eventually results in peeling member skin. Men who are uncut and/or don’t practice good hygiene are most afflicted. Clean up and practice thorough daily hygiene moving forward. If the condition persists, see a doctor.
4. Psoriasis – This non-contagious, autoimmune condition sometimes occurs in the private area and can strike at any age. Psoriasis causes shiny, red patches on the head or shaft of the member. Rather than having a scaly appearance like most forms of psoriasis, on the member, it tends to look more like raw, peeling skin. Seek medical care immediately. Usually, a prescription cream will help.
5. Eczema – Another non-contagious skin issue, eczema causes a dry, scaly rash, and often is accompanied by itching and irritation. It has also been known to form fluid-filled blisters which may ooze and scab, causing the appearance of peeling member skin.
6. HSV – A life-long Partner-Transmitted Infection (PTI), HSV symptoms include male organ skin peeling. What starts as itching and tingling, then morphs into skin ulcers and fluid-filled blisters. The blisters eventually burst and ooze, thus creating the appearance of peeling member skin. See medical attention for testing and treatment immediately and stop all intimate contact immediately.
7. Syph – It’s the disease that brought down Al Capone. When this PTI starts, a tiny sore called a chancre may appear at the spot where infection entered the body. So, if it entered through the skin, that's where the chancre will appear. While chancres are painless, they do give off the appearance of peeling skin. The second phase of the disease is a full-body rash. See a doctor immediately before it progresses.
Treating Peeling Male Organ Skin
Regardless of the cause, treat peeling member skin with extreme care and tenderness. Don’t scratch or use anything but gentle, natural products in the area. Keep the area clean and dry and in loose clothing to promote air-flow.
In addition to cleansing the delicate skin, use a natural, specially formulated male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin). These special crèmes are rooted in deep, natural moisturizers like Shea butter and vitamin E to hydrate and seal in moisture. Other vitamins like A, B5, C, and D3 provide essential nutrients to protect again skin irritants and promote elasticity and healthy cellular function. All the elements work together to increase member skin wellbeing.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.