As the song says, during winter the weather outside is frightful – and that winter weather can bring about a penis health issue in the form of an unattractive penis rash. Sometimes a penis rash is merely a cosmetic inconvenience, meaning it looks bad but doesn’t otherwise affect a man. But more frequently, a penis rash can be accompanied by an underlying itch, which can be an added annoyance. Finding ways to get through a winter penis rash makes their occurrence easier.
Will every man get a penis rash during winter? Of course not. Guys who are already prone to skin conditions are more likely to get one, but that change in the weather can cause anyone to be susceptible – so it’s advisable to keep an eye on the penis for any signs of a rash or itchiness.
Why should a change to winter weather bring about potential penis rash? It’s really kind of simple. A rash generally appears when there is some sort of imbalance in the skin, which may be brought about by a medical condition or may be brought about by the environment. Rashes are less common when skin is nice and moist, which requires that sufficient amounts of water and natural oils be in the skin. During the winter, the air itself is much drier than it is in warmer months, and that seeps water and oils from the skin, leading to dryness. Rashes may develop simply from the dryness or because the dryness makes medical conditions easier to “strike.”
Among the causes of a penis rash are the following:
– Psoriasis. This autoimmune disorder causes skin cells to overproduce, creating a scaly plaque-like rash that is quite itchy.
– Dermatitis. Basically, dermatitis is a catch-all phrase for any inflammation of the skin. There are many types of dermatitis, and causes range from allergic reactions brought about by soaps or detergents to stress to eczema.
– Rosacea. This is a bacterial infection and its rash is usually accompanied by small, red bumps. Rosacea tends to occur on the face, but it is possible that it could appear on the penis.
– Cold urticaria. In some people, exposure to cold weather results in the development of red hives. This can look severe, but it typically is short-lived, going away within a couple of hours after a person enters a warmer environment.
Moisture is important
Some specific rashes may require specific treatments, but in general, a winter penis rash needs to be treated by increasing moisture to the penis skin. The following are some ways to try to keep the penis skin nicely moisturized during winter.
– Watch the hot water. When the weather outside is frigid, a nice hot shower or bath can feel really comforting. The problem is that hot water is not a friend to moisturizing. Ironically, soaking in hot water can actually deplete the skin of natural oils that it needs to stay hydrated. So taking a warm but not hot shower is a better idea.
– Use gentle cleansers. Many soaps, cleansers, and shampoos are treated with a variety of chemicals and fragrances, all of which can combine to dry the skin out. Opt for something milder and gentler instead – and the same goes for the detergent one uses to wash clothes (especially underwear).
– Use a penis health oil. Fight winter penis rash by daily applying a first-rate penis health oil ( health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin ). For the best results, find an oil that contains both a high-end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) to form a moisture shield to lock in hydration. Further strengthen the skin by selecting an oil that contains alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals that can otherwise bring about oxidative damage to the skin.