I am a 44 year old male. I have itching on the head of the penis and the foreskin. It started about 3-4 days back. But now it seems that I have symptoms of balanitis. I found white substance under the foreskin. There is also some minor tear which make it difficult for me to move my foreskin. I have applied Candid cream for that. Please guide me.
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There is a difference between Candid cream and Candid B cream.
This seems like you are having candidial balanitis. Please apply Onabet cream (Sertaconazole) twice daily for a week.
Wear loose cotton underpants. Do not wash your foreskin everytime you use the bathroom. Keep the area dry.
Also get a fasting blood sugar level done.
After a week you can take a follow up consult with a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist
Hi doctor, Thanks a lot for your response. I shall follow your treatment. However, I have few follow-up questions and information to add. I found the white substance on the penis forehead first, which was accompanied by itching. A day or two later the cuts or tears appeared on my foreskin. Do I apply the cream on the foreskin or penis head? When I tried pulling my foreskin back, the cuts and tears on the foreskin seem to have increased and it was very painful. My fasting blood sugar was little high around 130 a couple of months back when checked at home on blood sugar monitor machine. But, I will reconfirm the same to you after completion of Onabet treatment after a week. Please advise in the meantime if there would be any change in the treatment due to above information.
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Thank you for providing the detailed history.
Generally white residue precedes the cuts. Continue Onabet cream twice a day.
Till then get the blood reports done and follow up with them.
Revert back after a week for follow up to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist
Here are the details of my blood sugar report; fasting 117, post lunch 153 and HbA1c 7.3. Onabet cream has given me a lot of relief. It has reduced the cuts or tears on the foreskin a lot. Itching too has more or less gone and white substance has reduced significantly. I tried to move the foreskin back today but it has opened up few cuts which had healed or were healing. I have started controlling my diet now and not consuming sugar and carbohydrates. I also have started consuming methi seeds in the morning to reduce blood sugar levels. Is that fine?
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It is good to hear that you got the tests done. But, unfortunately all of them are in the diabetic range especially HbA1C.
Continue applying Onabet cream for another ten days.
For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist
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