Balanitis

Balanitis is the swelling of the glans (head) of the penis. It is usually caused by infection and poor hygiene, especially in uncircumcised males. Symptoms include redness, swelling, itching, pain and discharge.

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I had unprotected oral sex, and I am worried about balanitis and sexually transmitted diseases. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected oral sex three weeks back in a different country. I have been worried about STIs ever since. So I tested for HSV 1 and 2 IgG, IgM, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia PCR, and urine culture. I have been stressed about it. On applying direct powder post-exposure on days seven ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission by single unprotected oral sex are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. But STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like herpes simplex virus can be transm...  Read Full »

What cream should I apply for the white layer on my penis head that recurs even after applying the Clotrimazole cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some white layer on my penis head, which looks like dandruff. I have itching when I wash it. I applied Clotrimazole cream, but it reappeared when I stopped using the cream. I need to know about this infection. Which cream should I use?  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached images, it is balanitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The causes are improper hygiene, scratching and rubbing, allergic reaction to irritants, soaps, yeast or fungal infection, eczema, uncontrolled diabetes, injury, psoria...  Read Full »

I have a dry and scaly rash under the foreskin of my penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash under the foreskin of my penis. The rash is on the shaft under the foreskin and not on the tip of the penis. It is not itchy, but it feels very dry and scaly. I applied steroid cream to the area to see if it would help, but it did not have an effect. I have had the same ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is candida balanitis. It is a form of inflammation under the foreskin mainly triggered due to fungal infection. The most co...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with balanitis which did not completely cure by medicines. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red bump on my penis. Immediately I visited a doctor and diagnosed it as balanitis. The doctor prescribed Flucanozole cream and antibiotics. The red bumps comparatively became less, but it is almost more than one month and is not fully cured. And recently, the shaft became itc...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest applying Clotrimazole cream twice daily for three weeks. Consult the specialist doctor and use the medication. I also wanted to know, Is it recurrent balanitis? Is there any irritation? Are the genitals itchy?  Read Full »

I have red patches on the tip of my penis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red patches on the tip of my penis and some small lesion-like growths. They are not going away; however, they are painless. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Red patches can be due to many reasons. It can be a simple balanitis inflammation, allergic reaction, or can be due to sexually transmitted infections. Usually, we do sexually transmitted disease tests if you recently had sexual intercourse; otherwise no need. I suggest...  Read Full »

The red spots on my penis, which disappeared after treatment, have reappeared. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I got four to five red spots on the head of my penis. I consulted a doctor, and he suggested that it may be due to yeast infection or penile balanitis. He thus insisted on using a Canesten 1% (Clotrimazole) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream for seven days and continue fur...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly answer the following questions so that I can guide you properly. 1. Are you sexually active? 2. Are those red spots on your penis painful and itchy? 4. Is there any discharge from those lesions? The penis is ...  Read Full »

I have irritation and bumps on my genital area, which is not resolving with antifungals. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritation and bumps on my genital area. I have tried antifungals, but still, I did not feel better. I am looking for help from someone to see what it could be. I do not have insurance, so that is why I am seeking help here.   Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Clotrimazole cream (Candid cream) twice daily in the morning and night for three weeks. Wash area with Episoft cleanser or No soap cleanser daily for two months. Apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) cream in the daytime for ten days. Maintain proper genital...  Read Full »

Can the rashes in my groin area and penis after having unprotected oral sex be due to an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about the rash in my groin area and on my penis. I had similar rashes before but it was not STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), but this rash looks bad. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Did the rash appear before or after the application of any cream? Did you have a fever? Did you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Did you use any fragrance-based lotion or moisturizer? Do you maintain proper genital h...  Read Full »

What is the reason for painless, non-itchy, red dots on my penis three weeks after having oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had red dots on my penis for three weeks. They are not painful or itchy. I had oral sex about a month ago with someone who did not have similar symptoms. Also, I tried a new masturbator toy and a lubricant about three weeks ago, after which I noticed the red dots. They are gett...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have balanitis, which is an inflammation of the glans penis. The likely cause is a bacterial infection due to oral sex. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Augmentin 1 gm (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic ...  Read Full »

Why do I have acne kind of lesions on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had acne kind of lesions on my penis since last week. I have three to four sexual relationships without protection. I am very tensed. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Doxycycline 100 mg once a day after food for five days. Permite BB soap (Permethrin) for two months. Fucibet cream (Betamethasone and Fusidic Acid) to be applied during...  Read Full »

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