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Candidal Balanoposthitis

Inflammation of both the glans penis and foreskin due to candida infection is called candidal balanoposthitis. It can cause symptoms such as pain, irritation, dry skin, shiny foreskin, itching, burning sensation, foul odor, thick and leathery skin, and unusual discharge.

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What test should I do to rule out HIV for the white deposits in my penis after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse ten days ago. And I notice a white substance in my penis before two days. I am not sure if my partner is HIV positive. What test should I do to rule out the cause? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is candidial balanoposthitis. Kindly apply Clotrimazole cream (candid cream) twice daily in the noon and night for two weeks and apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) in the daytime for ten days. Also, take tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Ciprofloxacin) once daily for five days a...  Read Full »

Why are there red rashes and white patches seen on the glans and the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 63 years old and I am diabetic. I got an allergy last week after taking Febuxostat on the second day. It was given to manage my calculi present in my left kidney. I have some red rashes with white patches on the back of the head of the glans and foreskin. Previously, I had candidiasis...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days in the morning and noon. You can use Candid B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) cream at night for ten days. The lesion takes time to get healed in diabetic patients. Please mention whether you have...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about red spot on my penis head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having red spots on my penis head. Sometimes it is very itchy. I do not have any pain or any other difficulties because of this. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. Such itchy rash can be due to candidal balanitis or scabies. Candidal balanitis is a type of fungal infection of the genitals. It presents with itchy red spots or rashes and sometimes discharges from the penis. Scabies...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for candidal balanitis.

Query: Hi, I am suffering from balanitis since last month. I am using an antifungal cream (candid B) to avoid it. Till the time I use antifungal cream all rashes/infection disapper, but once I stop applying the cream all symptoms start again.  Sympoms are: Red skin around head of penis and itchiness aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor because balanitis has several other causes as well and fungal infection is one of them. Get a fasting and post prandial blood sugar done and please send me a few details: Have you noticed any swellings in your groin area ? Do you ...  Read Full »

I have red dots, bumps, and feel itchy on the head of my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have red dots on the head of my penis and my skin becomes dry when it gets hard. I do not know how long I have had the bumps, but it got itchy about five days back. The itchiness resolved after I showered with an antibacterial soap. The red bumps have not become small. I experienced pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to extend a helping hand to you. I would like to know the following: Could you please elaborate more? Do you have any history of high-risk unprotected sexual activity? Do you have any other symptoms like pain or fever? As I can see in the picture f...  Read Full »

My issue of Zoon balanitis persists despite treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have Zoon's balanitis and recommended Imiquimod, Takfa and Hh Derm. Even after 30 days of application, the problem still persists. Should I continue with the same ointment? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. Zoon's balanitis requires long-term treatment. Imiquimod requires at least 16 weeks, Takfa (Tacrolimus) should be used for a longer duration and Hh Derm (combination of Mometasone, Fusidic acid, and Clotrimazole) is to prevent infecti...  Read Full »

I have penile yeast infection with itching and pain. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from penile yeast infection since a week (candidal balanitis). Due to lockdown I could not see a doctor and researched online and used Clotrimazole cream IP but no betterment. Since yesterday, itching and pain has increased. Can you please help me out with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Candida infection present as a whitish membrane over the penile head with reddish mucous. It is very itchy. I hope it is diagnosed by a dermatologist only. Clotrimazole is effective in most of the time. Candida is a normal commensal in our body but in some it causes sym...  Read Full »

Why am I having red spots on my uncircumcised penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have candida balanoposthitis. I consulted a doctor, and he gave me Glospor DS 200 mg for a week with Livafin ointment. But still, I am having red spots on the penis. My penis is uncircumcised. Please provide your suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please say whether you have diabetes. Please tell whether you are sexually active, with a regular partner and whether you use a condom. Please upload the appropriate images of the present condition, so that, I can guide you further.  Read Full »

I have itchy boils on my penis. Please suggest medications.

Query: Hello doctor,I have small boils (red and white) on the head of my penis and also inside the skin, along with itching. I regularly clean with warm water and sometimes put some Vaseline gel, but nowadays, it has increased very much. I think it is a fungal infection. Please suggest a good medicine and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeth Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it appears to be a fungal infection. Could you please send me pictures for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment?   Read Full »

Despite medication, why do I still have balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have balanitis on the head of my penis, below the foreskin. I am applying T-Bact and taking Augmentin 625 as an oral pill. It has been four days since I have started the medication. It is not going, though itching has reduced somewhat. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Balanitiscan be either bacterial, fungal, viral or non-infectious. The most common being fungal. It is difficult to say without seeing your clinical picture. Please attach your clinical picture along with your query so that it is convenient for me to comment on your con...  Read Full »

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