How to Treat Friction Burn on Penis
Friction burns occur on the penis due to several reasons. One of them is rubbing hard or with a lot of force during sexual intercourse or while masturbating. This can lead to two surfaces rubbing against each other. It can lead to skin getting scrapped off. It could lead to redness, pain, or the feeling of being in an uncomfortable situation.
Sexually transmitted disease also result in such similar symptoms, so you may wonder what is the cause for it. Below you can read about how to differentiate between the two and prevent it in the future.
person experiencing friction burn
When two surfaces rub against one another it leads to friction between them. Lot of road traffic accidents can lead to such a condition. Although, some other causes of such a friction burn on the penis include:
Doing masturbation vigorously
Engaging in intense sexual intercourse
wearing tight-fitting clothing that rubs against the penis during exercise
drying the penis vigorously with a coarse towel
If people do not use lubrication, friction burns from masturbation and sexual intercourse are more likely to occur.
How to diagnose it?
men in underwear
A friction often makes the skin of your penis red, inflamed, and painful on touching. You can differentiate it from balanitis, in which only the tip of the penis is inflamed. Vigorous rubbing can also lead to balanitis.
Other symptoms of balanitis include:
A tight foreskin
STI’s can also result in pain and rednesss:
Below are the signs of STI that will help you differentiate from friction burn:
you will have a very watery discharge from your penis
there is a painful burning sensation on urination or ejaculation
painful inflamed testicles
irritation inside your penis
sores on your penis, rectum, or mouth
Symptoms of friction burn?
Penis skin is red and inflamed
Similar to a heat burn
Area is tender
How to cure a friction burn?
person feeling pain in penis
If it’s a minor burn, then it will heal on its own in a week’s time. The precautions you should take are:
always wear good quality underwear
prevent that area from being very dry
Keep the skin moist at all times
If pus is oozing out from the burn, this can be a sign of severe infection so see your doctor right away.
Allow your friction burn on penis to get healed completely, then only engage in sex and masturbation. This would avoid your symptoms to get worse. It is hard to differentiate friction burn on penis and other parts of the body. You should know how an STI would look like and differentiate it from other conditions.
Are friction burns always the result of sexual activity?
person feeling pain in penis
When our skin rubs against a hard substance like floor etc., frictional burn can take place. Usually, when people meet with an accident or fall off a vehicle, the penis comes in contact with a rough and hard road. This could lead to a friction burn on the penis.
Balanitis occurs in cases like:
Increased wetness in the genital area
Germs get collected under your foreskin
You don’t keep the area clean
And, You have high sugar which makes you more prone for infections
You dry the area too hard
How to avoid friction burn and other irritation?
Have gentle sexual intercourse or masturbation. Take it easy when it comes to intensity. Use lot of lubrication on condom before having sex. Keep yourself protected from STI. Make sure you have your protection on during sexual intercourse. It should not break or leak while having sex.
Here are a few other tips to help prevent penis irritation:
While showering always clean your penis well and keep the whole area very clean.
Wash with soap and warm water regularly
Pat dry the penis with a towel, don’t rub the towel to hard on it
Keep your sugar levels under control. Consult your doctor regularly
Keep tab if you develop any serious issues
Don good quality, smooth clothes and underwear
Use good quality moisturizer
Stay away from hard and rough objects