Q. I have noticed spreading rash on my penis head. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2017

Hi doctor,

I am a 30 year old male. Since a couple of months, I have noticed some rashes on my penis head. Now, it seems to be spreading. I am washing it diluted Dettol in lukewarm water, and that is not of any help. Please advise.



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  • Is it the first episode or you had a similar complaint in the past?
  • Does your partner have a similar complaint? Is it associated with itching?
  • Please revert with the images.

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Hi doctor,

Thank you for your response. I have attached a few images. This is the first episode, and it happened after unprotected sex. I am not very sure if my partner has the same complaint. I noticed some white discharge with a foul smell from her private part. The rash causes a little discomfort and has been spreading now. To avoid this, I keep the foreskin below the penis head. I hope the above explanation helps.



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  • It looks like balanitis, foreskin inflammation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The most common cause is bacterial or fungal infection.
  • I suggest the following treatment. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medicine with consent.
  1. Apply Miconazole 2% cream (DK gel) or Clotrimazole 1% cream (Canesten cream) twice daily.
  2. Apply T-Bact cream (Mupirocin) once daily.
  3. Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg twice a week for two weeks.
  • Wash that area with lukewarm water. There is no need to use Dettol as it will cause irritation.
  • Ask your partner also to take treatment. If any new lesions appear, then please revert.

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Thank you doctor,

Your answer is beneficial. If I Apply Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream (Canesten cream) twice daily, then should I apply T-Bact along with another cream?



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  • Yes, you should apply T-Bact cream along with another cream once a day.

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