I recently got circumcised about 3 months ago to solve a recurrent yeast infection issue I had been having for a few months. I was also tested shortly after (4 months after last sexual partner) and came up negative for ALL STDS. Also tested for diabetes and came out well under the amount of fasting blood sugar (2x over 2 months) as well as some other blood test (A1C?).
Recently, however, I've noticed on and off irritation along with dry skin on the top of the crown of my penis seemingly every other morning as well as a few hours after I shower.
I don't use any harsh soaps down there, I wear fitted clothes, there is no discharge, no swelling, no bumps or blisters, but there is slight redness and dry skin flakes.
Has anyone else had this issue or know of a solution to this problem? Could a yeast infection have returned? Could it simply be chafing from underwear since it's mainly at the top of the head? Does Balanitis cause these symptoms? What creams are safe to apply to this sensitive area?
I'm seeing a Dermatologist on the 4th but I would like to try some OTC solutions before I start to freak out too much. Thus far I only wash with cold or lukewarm water and gently scrub off the dead skin and dry thoroughly and I'm good for most of the day afterwards. I do have sensitive skin in general and have had scalp/face skin issues when taking hot showers so I've toned those down significantly/apply lotion where appropriate and that seems to help.