Thinking about a penis injury can be enough to make anyone - man or woman - cringe. That’s because the penis is such a delicate organ, and any harm that might come to it is quite understandably painful. Fortunately for most men, the extent of penis injury will be limited to irritation, redness and soreness, often from engaging in a little too many pleasurable activities. In this case, good penis care is just what the doctor ordered.

But what if the penis injury is more severe? Here’s what a guy needs to know.

Cuts or lacerations

Sometimes a man will have an accident with something sharp, and that can lead to cuts or lacerations, as well as a lot of bleeding. If this does happen, a guy should press down on the cut with a clean, dry cloth - a gauze pad is preferable - to stop the bleeding. Once the bleeding has stopped, keeping a bandage over the area is best.

If the bleeding won’t stop, the cut is rather deep or a guy is seeing signs of infection, such as fever or redness, it’s time to head to the doctor.

Zipper catches

This is one of the most common penis injuries. And though it can hurt quite a bit, it’s relatively easy to fix. A guy should very carefully look at the penis and decide whether the zipper might come loose with the help of some olive oil, mineral oil and the like. If it will come loose, he should carefully pull apart the zipper, taking care to stop if the pain becomes worse. Then simply clean the area well and keep it covered with a bandage while it heals.

However, if the zipper won’t come apart and a guy is in a lot of pain, it’s time to head to the emergency room. This will not be the first zipper penis injury they have seen - or will it be the last.

Allergies or insect bites

Nobody likes the idea of a mosquito or spider bite, especially on the penis. And contact dermatitis, a reaction to something in the environment, is also not a fun time. Both these issues can be treated the same way, with a thorough cleansing of the area and an application of hydrocortisone cream (and over-the-counter dose should do just fine). However, if the spot becomes inflamed beyond what a man would expect from a typical bite, or there is any sign of pain or spreading of the redness, it’s time to go to the doctor to be safe.

Burn injuries

This is an injury that always requires a visit to the doctor. Minor burns can be treated at home with a thorough immersion of the area in lukewarm water to stop the damage, followed by a cool compress. If the burn is minor and superficial, visit the doctor as soon as possible. If the burn is serious, call emergency services to get to the closest medical center immediately.


Speaking of cringe-worthy, this is the worst nightmare for many men. If it does happen, immediately call emergency services for help. Hold a compress on the area to control the bleeding. If the amputated part can be found, seal it in a zip-lock bag and then put that bag in a second bag filled with ice. Emergency surgery might be able to reattach it.

Everyday care

For everyday care of the most typical penis injury - that aforementioned irritation, soreness and redness - a man should turn to good penis care, which includes the use of a top-notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . A good crème will contain vitamins for healthy skin, antioxidants to fight against free radicals and amino acids to help aid in blood flow. Shea butter and vitamin E can help keep the penis hydrated and ensure the skin stays as healthy as possible.