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April 10, 2022

Itching or burning around the tip of the penis - STD test-

There is a wide spectrum of pathologies of the male genitalia whose symptoms are itching, burning or pain at the glans - the tip of the penis. Most of these, although quite common, are not only uncomfortable but also frightening. 

In this article will cover the most common conditions and the most practical way to detect and treat them. 
First of all, it is important not to freak out but also not to be lulled into a false state of calm. Most diseases of the genitals have their origin in sexual intercourse.

Secondly, it is imperative that there is early detection of any of the pathologies in question. However, it is clear that the symptoms must be attended in order to determine the causative agent. In addition to the aforementioned complaints, the patient should perform a self-examination to look for any other symptoms such as urethral discharge, painful urination, warts, blisters, pain or inflammation, and any unusual internal lumps.

Most common STDs

Chlamydia, gonococcus, HPV, herpes virus, treponema pallidum (causes syphilis), ureaplasma and mycoplasma, HIV or hepatitis are possible reasons for the symptom of itching and pain in the glans penis.

Detection, Treatment and Prevention

Take a test to detect the possible cause. Self sampling tests are fast and reliable tools to identify very common diseases. This allows, in the case of a positive sample, rapid treatment and, in the case of a negative sample, to rule out these  infections and continue with the detection of other infections whose diagnosis can only be made by a health professional. 

In Europe, the percentage of individuals suffering from sexually transmitted diseases is increasing, the most widespread infections being chlamydia and gonorrhea. For patients' peace of mind, these are fairly quick to recover from, provided that sexual partners are also treated.

The questions frequently asked by patients with STDs are: how to avoid them, do they all have similar symptoms, how to detect them quickly, how to treat them, how to prevent them and how to treat them.  A high risk is unprotected sex. Condoms are ideal, but there are also oral condoms. Younger people tend to generate the chain of infection, because the incubation period is between two to four weeks, enough time to change partners - and in turn infect the new one.

To be tested, it is not necessary to have symptoms, because many of these infections do NOT present symptoms immediately, such as chlamydia for example. For this reason it should be a habit to have an abelcare test periodically when the individual is sexually active. This is even more so when you have changed partners or have had unprotected sex. 

There are treatments for all of them, but early detection is essential. While gonorrhoea and chlamydia are cured with specific antibiotics that must be prescribed by a doctor, the others have treatments adapted to each one, with appropriate drugs that fight them. 

Some of the measures to protect the health of the penis are:

  • practising good hygiene habits
  • cleaning the fold of the foreskin and returning it to its place after intercourse
  • maintaining a healthy diet
  • exercise
  • being sexually responsible
  • having regular check-ups
  • getting vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus) to prevent certain types of cancer associated with this virus
  • Remember that early detection of any disease contributes to a high chance of fast recovery.