urologist-icon

Skin infection on Penis

My father is hemiplegic for last 6 years. His whole left side does not work and is bed ridden. We use U-drain in the night so that he can urinate while sleeping. Recently some part on his penis skin has become reddish which is causing itch. Please suggest a remedy.
views-icons 30 Views Bookmark this Answer
Bookmark
v

Doctor Answers (1) on Skin infection on Penis

doctor profile image
Answered
Hi It is likely it is skin irritation caused by contact with urine. Other possibility is infection or rarely allergy to penile sheath if he is wearing one.
Next Steps
keep the foreskin area clean by washing daily with clean water. You could apply a bland cream to protect the skin from contact with urine. If there is a suspicion of infection then he will need antibiotics like flucloxacillin.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO