Tingling in the male organ is not something a man should ignore. There are several different types of tingles, and while most are easy to remedy, some can be quite serious. Tingling, as it is referred to in this article, is more of the pins and needles variety and less of the burning sort. The sensation can feel like little pricks in the member or have the intensity of lightning. The following are some of the things that men should look out for when tingling becomes more than just a momentary phenomenon. |
1) Contact Dermatitis - Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin from contact with a foreign substance. The most common culprits are soaps, detergents, body lotions, environmental allergens like poison ivy, and jewelry. There may be some tingling in addition to a rash. Usually, a cortisone cream can help clear it up quickly. If the contact dermatitis is the result of a piercing, the piercing will need to be removed.
2) Paresthesia - The tingling is a result of nerve damage and is most common in men who have diabetes or a chronic neurological condition like multiple sclerosis. In this case, other parts of the body will also suffer from tingling, not just the male organ. See a doctor immediately for medical consultation.
3) HSV virus - A tingly male organ is a sign of the HSV virus. The sensation is often described as "electrical" tingly and is usually accompanied by breakouts on the member. An incurable partner-transmitted infection, HSV requires immediate care for outbreak treatment and then maintenance for the infected person’s entire life. While incurable, it can be managed effectively. People with HSV need to contact a past partner once they have an outbreak and tell all new intimate partners prior to intimate contact, even if they aren't having an outbreak.
4) Warts - warts on the male organ caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) deserve special mention. Most times, the sensation just before a wart appears is a tingle, but once the wart is visible, the sensation morphs into more of an itch. The bumps can be painless, itchy while growing, and turn bloody during intimate contact. Sadly, 70 percent of people who have intimate relations with someone with HPV will develop warts within 90 days. However, maintaining a healthy level of vitamin A in the diet can greatly reduce the chance of catching and spreading the disease. Various vaccinations can protect men and women from HPV, and there are also prescriptions that can help once an outbreak happens. See a doctor as soon as symptoms appear.
5) Kidney Stones - Kidney stones will generally start with pressure and tingling. However, the pain will intensify into more of a stabbing pain until the stone is passed (expect to see a little a blood in the urine) or is surgically removed. Men who think they have a kidney stone should consult their physician immediately.
Preventing and Relieving Tingling in the Male Organ
Depending on the cause, men who have a tingly male organ should always consult a physician if they feel the issue is serious. Proper care begins at home, though, with a few words to the wise when keeping the member healthy and in best form.
When in intimate situations, practice safe relations and talk with a partner to ensure all pertinent medical information is known. Conditions such as HPV and HSV can be contracted while using protection, so it’s important to understand the risk.
Also, keep the member thoroughly cleaned and well moisturized. Use a mild cleanser like baby shampoo or a clearer with gentle, natural ingredients. After cleansing the skin, a specially formulated male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) should be applied. Nutrient creams that are designed specifically for the member should contain ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, which are renowned for their skin-soothing and curative properties. Men should look for a moisturizer containing a natural moisturizer such as Shea butter, which soothes itchy skin on contact and leaves it hydrated, supple and less prone to future drying and itching. For men with nerve damage, a crème that also includes L-Carnitine is ideal as it has been shown to protect against peripheral nerve damage common to diabetes and neurological diseases.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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