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Itchy Penis? Meet Lichen Planus

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, May 7, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Sweat. Ill-fitting underwear. Jock itch. Scabies. These are just a few of the potential causes of an itchy penis. The occasional need to scratch the penis is nothing to be concerned about; occasionally, an itch just happens. But when a guy has a persistently itchy penis, it can lead to substantial embarrassment. And when the cause of the itchy penis is a visible documentation of a penis health issue, it’s even worse. So in the interest of making readers more aware of potential penis itch c...

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Worrisome Penis Bumps Might Be Lichen Planus

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, February 17, 2017, In : Men's Health 

Proper attention to good penis health requires frequent checking for possible signs or aberrations, including the sudden appearance of penis bumps. Many men find the presence of penis bumps worrisome, fretting that they may indicate the presence of an STI. Often, however, the bumps have less serious causes, one of which could be lichen planus.

What is lichen planus?

Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that can occur on the skin or in the mouth. When on the skin, as with the penis...

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