Conservative or medical treatment e.g. good hygiene and use of creams or ointments should be tried.
Advise the patient to
- Clean the penis daily with lukewarm water and gently dry;
- Avoid use of soap, bubble bath, shampoo or any other potential irritant.
- Consider use of a soap substitute like an emollient, available from pharmacies.
- Steroid cream or ointment for a simple skin irritation
- Antifungal cream or tablets for a yeast infection
- Antibiotics for a bacterial infection