Itchiness at The Tip of The Penis Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your itchiness at the tip of the penis symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

5 Possible Itchiness At The Tip Of The Penis Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Penile irritation

Irritation of the penis is common, and can come from a number of benign causes. Common causes include cleaning with a new kind of soap, cleaning too much, or chaffing.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: penis itch, penile redness

Symptoms that never occur with penile irritation: fever, painful urination, testicle pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection is an infection of the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections are usually caused by infections by fecal bacteria.

Symptoms of urinary tract infections include pain with urination (dysuria), ...

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Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is chronic skin condition in which a person forms patches of white, wrinkly, thin skin, often described as being like "cigarette paper." Most people with this condition will experience it on their anus and genital regions, and some will experience it on other parts of the...

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Scabies

Scabies is a rash caused by the microscopic human itch mite. It burrows into the top layer of skin to feed and causes severe itching and irritation.

The mite spreads through direct contact or through infested bedding or furniture. It can infect anyone, though most susceptible are:

  • Children.
  • Sexually active young adults.
  • Anyone with a weakened immune system.
  • Patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Symptoms include intense itching, especially at night, and a rash of tiny red bumps. Scratching may cause the rash to form sores, scales, or crusts. The rash most often forms between the fingers, in the folds of the wrists and elbows, and any place normally covered by clothing.

It is important to get treatment because the scratching can cause an infection in the skin. In children, mites can cover nearly the entire body.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and skin test.

Treatment involves a prescription for skin cream. Everyone who has come into contact with the affected person must be treated, even if they show no symptoms.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, elbow itch

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Genital warts

Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is caused by infection by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). While it cannot be cured, treatment may help.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: small groin lump, skin-colored groin bump, marble sized groin lump, painless groin lump, scaly groin bump

Symptoms that always occur with genital warts: scaly groin bump

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Itchiness At The Tip Of The Penis

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • Do you notice anything going on with your penis?
  • Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Itchiness At The Tip Of The Penis Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis have also experienced:

  • 12% Redness At The Tip Of The Penis
  • 8% Painful Urination
  • 8% Penile Skin Changes

People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis were most often matched with:

  • 50% Lichen Sclerosus
  • 33% Urinary Tract Infection
  • 16% Penile Irritation

People who have experienced itchiness at the tip of the penis had symptoms persist for:

  • 36% Less than a week
  • 23% Less than a day
  • 18% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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