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Recently I have had dry skin around the head of my penis. I'm relatively sure that it isn't an STD because I've only had sex twice in four months - both times with the same person. Is there any kind of ointment or lotion you could recommend to remedy this nagging problem?

It's impossible for me to diagnose you without a medical examination. Common causes of "dry skin" can be yeast infections, allergic reactions, herpes infections, trauma/soreness from dry intercourse or masturbation and other reasons. If you are concerned, get a check up, because "dry skin" to you could be something else to a trained medical professional.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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