The average tough guy is not likely to go running to the doctor for every little ache and pain, and even less prone to seek medical help when minor issues affect the male organ skin. No matter how self-confident a man is, very few are appreciative of a relative stranger poking around their parts. On the other hand, some superficial-seeming male organ conditions can lead to more significant problems if they do not receive the proper care, so it is important to know when extra attention is needed. Some injuries and skin conditions that may seem minor, but can develop into potential health risks, are described here, as well as what men can do to safeguard their male organ health for years to come.
1. Scrapes, skin tears and cuts. Tiny scratches, fissures and tears in the surface of the male organ skin may seem minor, and in most cases, they do tend to heal on their own. However, these small lesions can spell big trouble if they allow harmful bacteria to penetrate, leading to unpleasant infections. Skin that is persistently irritated by rough handling can also develop a callused outer layer of tissue that can block pleasurable sensation; and at the very least, it is not pleasant to look at or touch.
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Men can take steps to prevent loss of male organ feeling by treating their equipment with a little TLC. Skin that is stressed should be allowed to rest and heal, and using a personal lubricant for intimate encounters can help to prevent friction-related injuries. Using a quality moisturizer is also important in helping to maintain smooth, responsive and healthy male skin.
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2. Bruising. A blow to the male organ can be momentarily painful; once the initial agony has passed, though, it can be quickly forgotten. However, when bruising occurs, it is a good idea to keep an eye on things and watch for any unusual developments. In rare cases, bruising in the groin area can indicate damaged blood vessels; when the veins are damaged to the point where blood cannot pass through them, the blood may become trapped in the male organ, resulting in a dangerous condition known as Priapism. Because this can lead to long-term damage to the male tissue, or even loss of function altogether, tumescence that will not subside after several hours should be treated immediately by a trained medical professional.
3. Persistent itching. An itchy male organ can be caused by an allergic reaction or sensitivity to something in the environment. It can also be caused by a fungal infection, which requires specialized treatment. Men who have ongoing itching, especially if it is accompanied by sores or a whitish discharge, should be checked for yeast infection. Furthermore, since recurring yeast infections can be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition such as diabetes, men should not avoid seeing a doctor for this seemingly minor problem.