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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I am a 44-year-old diabetic male with itching and rashes on the penis. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male diabetic on oral medication. Last month I got a problem with my penis. Its skin has become hard, and I cannot move it back. I read it was phimosis and applied Betnovate, and it became normal in four to five days. However, now my sugar is high, and I have develop...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach a clinical image to arrive at a definitive diagnosis so I can guide you accordingly. Possible differential diagnosis could be balanoposthitis, balanitis, and genital scabies. Attach a clinical image for a proper treatment plan. Avoid Betnovate (Betameth...  Read Full »

I have a small reddish raised line on my penis after I had unprotected sex. Can it be herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small reddish skin-colored raised line on my penis after I had unprotected sex. But it is painless. Can it be herpes? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have balanoposthitis. It is a kind of mild yeast infection. You are suffering from candidal balanoposthitis which is a fungal infection of the foreskin and glans penis. It presents as itching, red s...  Read Full »

I have had red and white bumps on my genitals for the past few months despite using medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last few months, and years I have few issues with my genitals. I started to see small red and white pimples which come and go. I consulted urologist, who examined and said it is a fungal infection. He prescribed me an ointment to apply for two weeks but suggested to go for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the pictures (images attached removed to protect the patient's identity), this is Candidal balanoposthitis. Fungal infection of the glans (tip of the penis) and prepuce (foreskin). I would like to know if you have tested your blood sugar levels because diabetes ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for penis pain due to balanoposthitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had mild penis pain below the glans. The doctor checked and informed minimal balanoposthitis. I took Microdox 100 for 15 days, Zocon for seven days, Gabapentin for 15 days. There was a relief. He asked me to apply Onabet cream for 15 days. When I apply Onabet cream it relieves me but...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your concern is balanoposthitis by your description. It is due to a candidial yeast infection. Which will flare according to our immunity. It is not contagious and not harmful. Get your fasting and postprandial blood sugar and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels d...  Read Full »

Why is balanitis not responding to T-Bact and Augmentin 625?

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 Balanitis can 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 »

Does a white substance in my penis after unprotected intercourse mean HIV?

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 da...  Read Full »

I have had chronic balanitis and tried Dermits and a lot of other medications with no positive results. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need some advice. I have had balanitis and Dermits for months and tried loads of cream it is not working. The penis balanitis has been present for weeks and seems to get worse if I masturbate, maybe due to friction. Please help me. I tried Eumovate, Trimovate, Daktarin, Hydrocortisone, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks more like candidal balanoposthitis, a kind of superficial fungal infection. You had used mostly topical steroids except once when you used Miconazole. Tacrolimus is not also indicated in this. It presents superficial fragile...  Read Full »

I have red and white boils on the head of penis. Please suggest good medicines.

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 »

My glans has measles-like red spots all over it. Please suggest an ointment.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52. I noticed my glans penis has some measles-like red spots all over. Overall, the glans penis seems reddish and slightly inflamed. A light irritation is felt.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have a yeast infection called candidal balanitis. I suggest you use a topical antifungal cream such as Clotrimazole 1 % and Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.05...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and burning sensation on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Oxra 5mg tablet for diabetes, and due to this I had excessive urination. I got a fungal infection on the skin of my penis with a burning sensation and itching. I got this problem two weeks ago when I was on Oxra. I consulted a skin specialist and he prescribed Itraconazole...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Candidal balanoposthitis is a very common fungal infection of the glans and prepuce of the penis. It is usually seen in poorly-controlled diabetics. Also, the treatment course you have taken is incomplete. Usually, the antifungal cream needs to be applied daily...  Read Full »

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