By Lisa Kadane Apr 7, Illustration: Erin McPhee. It turns out Will had a minor infection that was easily treated with an antifungal hydrocortisone-cream.
Balanitis bal-uh-NIH-tus is inflammation of the head of the penis glans. The tip, or head, of the penis is called the glans. A number of conditions can cause the glans to become inflamed, including infections; certain diseases; injuries; and allergic reactions to medications, latex condoms, or harsh soaps.
Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Male genital problems and injuries can occur fairly easily since the scrotum and penis are not protected by bones.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more. Greatist may get a small commission if you buy something this way. Chances are you have a great sense of what your penis normally looks like.
The foreskin is the loose skin that covers and protects the end of the penis. The foreskin and penis of a baby or child need no special care. A child's foreskin should never be pulled back retracted by force.
Some children may develop foreskin problems. Many of these issues either go away on their own or with the help of prescription medicine. Proper foreskin care is the best way to prevent many of these issues.
Various abnormalities can affect the skin of the penis. Some are bodywide skin disorders that affect the penis as well as other parts of the skin. Examples can include psoriasislichen planusand seborrheic dermatitis. Some affect only the penis or affect the penis before they affect other areas.
If a teen sees small bumps on his penis head, he will undoubtedly be worried about them. If he is sexually active, he might be afraid he has a sexually transmitted infection STI. Your teen son might have a condition called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, otherwise known as pearly penile papules.