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Causes of a dry glans

by Alivia Nyhan
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Any abnormality in our body is cause for concern, but if these alterations occur in our intimate area, a particularly sensitive part of our anatomy, worry can become an alarm.

To this must be added the fact that many people are ashamed to go to the doctor for these types of conditions, which causes them to become more serious without putting any type of remedy. The first thing you should know is that you do not have to be alarmed beforehand, most of the cases in which there is a dry glans is due to diseases or conditions that can be cured, so if you want to know why I have a dry glans and remedy it you We invite you to read the following article by FastlyHeal .

Yeast infection causes dry glans

If you have a dry glans and you want to put an end to this discomfort, the first thing you should do is identify what is the cause of this symptom. Once you know what causes it, you can choose the treatment that best suits you.

Yeast or fungal infection is one of the causes that can manifest itself through a scaly and dry glans. Although they are more common in women than in men, this type of infection can also appear on the male genitalia after having had sexual intercourse with someone infected or due to other conditions such as poor hygiene.

The fungi in the glans are due to infection candida albicans , a yeast that grows unchecked if the skin of the glans causes symptoms such as:

  • Itch
  • Redness
  • Appearance of pimples
  • Peeling
  • Drying out
  • Burning when urinating
  • Whitish discharge
  • Sores

For the most part, yeast infections can be treated by topical treatment with antifungal cream.

Dry and cracked glans from balanitis

To be exact, balanitis is not a disease in itself, but rather the symptoms of another underlying disease or condition. Medically, balanitis is the inflammation of the glans , something that can be caused by a multitude of conditions such as viral infection, fungi, friction or dermatological problems, as well as lack of hygiene.

Symptoms of balanitis include pain, itching, a change in the discoloration of the glans and the texture of the skin of the glans, which can become dry and flaky. Like a yeast infection, balanitis is usually treated with topical creams that relieve the main symptoms of this condition.

If you want to learn more about this disease, we invite you to read the following article, balanitis: causes, symptoms and treatment .

Phimosis and dry foreskin

Phimosis is one of the most common disorders among men. This condition occurs when the skin that covers the penis, the foreskin, is too narrow, so that the glans is never fully exposed. The foreskin can totally or partially cover the glans, both in a flaccid state and in an erection state, something that makes it extremely difficult to maintain a sexual life, clean properly and even urinate.

Although many children are born with this problem, not all reach adulthood with phimosis, as it is a condition that usually resolves during the first years of the child’s life. But if this does not happen, this disorder can cause different symptoms, including balanitis and a dry and cracked glans .

The fact that the glans is permanently closed creates the perfect climate for the proliferation of bacteria and fungi, especially if good intimate hygiene cannot be carried out. The good part is that there are very moisturizing creams that are used to retract the skin and, as a last resort, the foreskin can be circumcised.

STDs that cause dry, cracked glans

Today some sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia , gonorrhea or the aforementioned fungi that can manifest themselves through the dry skin of the glans, even producing flaking and cracked skin.

The best way to avoid contracting one of these diseases, apart from sexual abstinence, is to use a condom when having sex, especially if you are going to be with different partners. In addition, it is necessary to have regular medical tests to verify whether the man has been infected with any of these diseases.

Dermatitis and peeling of the glans skin

Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. This inflammation can occur in any area of ​​the body, but when it occurs in the penis it is especially annoying given the sensitivity of this part of the male anatomy.

This inflammation is caused by something that has irritated the dermis, among the most common causes we find:

  • Detergents from the interior robbery.
  • Soaps
  • Allergy to latex in condoms.
  • Some condom fragrances.
  • Lubricants
  • Spermicides.

Treatment should be based on avoiding contact with the agents that cause irritation and using a moisturizer that helps to improve the symptoms of dryness.

Psoriasis on the penis

Those men who suffer from psoriasis can also develop flare-ups on the penis and glans, something that can result in dry and peeling glans in the area. Although there is no 100% reliable treatment for psoriasis, it is customary to prescribe hydrocortisone creams or other more natural solutions such as the home remedies for psoriasis that we talk about in the following FastlyHealarticle.

Glans dry and wrinkled from friction

If you masturbate dry, have sex with little lubrication or have sex for a long time, the skin of the penis and the glans can become irritated from friction , which can manifest as a dry and rough-looking glans. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to use some type of lubricant and refrain from having intercourse or masturbating until the skin of the glans has healed completely.

When to go to the doctor

In this article we have discussed the main reasons why the glans can look dry, wrinkled and even flaky, however, it is necessary that you attend a urologist to be able to determine precisely what is the origin of your condition. If the symptoms do not disappear after 3 days, you should go to the consultation so that you can start a treatment appropriate to your condition.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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