Red Penis and Foreskin: Some Helpful Hints

A red penis is something that can occur regardless of whether a man has a foreskin or not. While men may endlessly debate the pros and cons of being intact or circumcised, and whether this has any effect on penis health, the fact is that an atypically red penis is something no man wants. For men with a foreskin who develop a very red penis, these helpful hints may be valuable.

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To some degree, a red penis may occur more frequently in men with foreskin, for the simple fact that balanitis – one of the more common causes of a red penis – is somewhat more common among intact men. But there can be other causes of inflammation, which often accounts for a reddening of the manhood.

So what are some hints for intact men with a red penis?

1. Cleanliness is essential. Often the reason for that redness is bacteria that have become trapped between the foreskin and the penis. Taking extra care to pull back the foreskin and clean thoroughly can help the bacteria from accumulating and starting the inflammation that leads to unwanted redness.

2. Bathing may be better. But what about when the penis is already inflamed? In such cases, pulling back the foreskin can become difficult and painful. If that’s the case, try taking a bath instead of showering. Soaking in a nice, warm bath can help the foreskin to loosen somewhat so that it may then be easier to pull it back and work on the infected penis. Even if the penis is too swollen to allow for comfortable pulling of the foreskin, the warm bathwater can still provide some relief as the water seeps underneath the foreskin.

3. Use gentle cleansers. Penis skin is very sensitive, to the point where harsh soaps can create damage. Most antibacterial soaps are great for the hands – but not so good for the more delicate penis. It’s much better to use a gentle soap with few chemicals or fragrances added to it. That may seem counterintuitive, since a man wants to get rid of bacteria that may cause an inflammation. But the harshness of an antibacterial soap can do more harm than good. It also pays to switch to a gentle laundry detergent, as the residue of harsh detergents on underwear and trousers can create a red penis situation.

4. Keep wet. Keeping the skin moist is very important, and staying hydrated is a natural way to ensure the skin gets the moisture it needs. The water a man drinks benefits the entire body, including the penis skin and foreskin. When penis skin is dry, it is less supple and flexible, making it more difficult for the foreskin to move back and forth in the proper manner. Every man needs to drink plenty of fluids and/or eat fruits and vegetables to stay well hydrated.

5. Consider help. If the foreskin is too swollen for retraction, sometimes a doctor may need to step in to help. He may advise use of medicine, such as anti-inflammatories or corticosteroids, to help alleviate the situation.

A red penis often leads to discomfort. Regular application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) helps keep a penis healthy and more liable to fight back against the causes of red penis pain. Since moisturizing is the key, a man should definitely select a crème with the potent combination of a high-end emollient (think Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E). In addition, a crème with vitamin D is recommended. Vitamin D is sometimes called the “miracle vitamin” due to its proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.

Red Penis and Foreskin: Some Helpful Hints by John Dugan

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