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My penis' skin is constantly dry and cracked looking, and nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?

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All of the body's extremities are susceptible to dry skin, so the fact that it is the skin on your penis that is dry may not be relevant. However, if it is very dry and cracked, then the initial advice must be to consult with your physician. There is no need for embarrassment, as any good doctor will have a lot of experience with such issues. 

I often have dry skin myself, especially around the eyes. I use cucumber cream daily, which keeps this in check, although petroleum jelly enhanced with aloe vera is also very useful. When I shower, I use a gel made by Imperial Leather, made with cotton extract and oat milk.

Showering may be part of the problem - too long in the shower or bath can be bad for the skin, as can swimming in chlorinated water. You may also be cleaning yourself with a soap which is causing an allergic reaction.

Dry skin can also be caused by a lack of vitamins, especially vitamin A. Make sure you get a good supply of vitamin A by eating carrots, eggs, peas, apricots, spinach, pumpkin, oranges, liver or through a multivitamin fruit drink.

You do not specify whether you are sexually active, but if you believe you have contracted this condition through sexual intercourse, then you should visit a sexual health clinic to get tested, and tell the other person involved, as they may need to get checked out as well.

Here's a few more tips on looking after your skin, courtesy of YouTube:

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The penis is made of delicate and sensitive skin. The natural oils which the body produces in this area can be easily knocked out of whack causing all sorts of skin ailments. The best way to tackle the issue is to first address the cause.

Soaps and shower gels can dry out or irritate the skin, particularly in the sensitive areas, so perhaps you could try washing the penis with warm water only, or finding a soap designed for sensitive skin. Hot water can also affect the natural balance, washing away the natural oils, and causing the area to become dry and cracked. Try to use only lukewarm water on this area.

Natural coconut oil is a great solution for skin irritations, and can be used on the area as and when you need it. Not only that, but it's great for the body, as it does not contain any chemicals or additives, You can buy natural coconut oil from most supermarkets and health stores, for less the £10.

If the problem persists, you should also visit a doctor to check that there is no underlying issue, as dry or cracked skin on the genitals can be a symptom of a yeast infection or other conditions.

Here is a video which tells you a bit more about the benefits of coconut oil:

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There's a penis hygiene gel called ToppCock that has aloe vera which helps moisturize genitals without leaving sticky residues like lotions and ointments.

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