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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Why do I get recurrent irritation around the head of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurrent irritation around the head of my penis. I have been to an STI clinic, and they have ruled out herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Mgen. I have a week course of Ciprofloxacin, and it seemed to clear up irritation, but a month later, it was back. I had a week's course of Do...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do you have any associated symptoms? Is there itching or burning, or painful urination? Do you indulge in excess scratching and rubbing? Are your hygiene improper? Do you get recurrent balanitis? Are you a diabetic? Is there swelling and inflammation of the gla...  Read Full »

What can I do about my dry foreskin and inflamed glans penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old male suffering from phimosis until a few months back. It got cured through homeopathy medicine and cream. However, after that, I have started seeing red and white spots on penis glans, a little itchy but not always. The glans is too dry, and I have to use lubrication ...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is candidal balanoposthitis. Apply Candid cream at night for ten days and Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days. Use Episoft cleanser or No soap cleanser to clean the genitals daily as hygiene plays a very important role in this case. Take ...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting cuts on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis foreskin circumference became white. I am getting pain while opening that and I have many cuts on that.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints are suggestive of fungal infection. I would like to know if you are a diabetic and a history of any high risk sexual behavior. Kindly upload an image to confirm the diagnosis and to formulate appropriate treatment plan. Revert back with the photos to a der...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Scabie...  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 felt allergy last week on the second day of starting Febuxostat, which was given to mitigate calculi in the left kidney. There are red rashes encircled with white patches seen on the back of the head of the glans and foreskin, and there is no relief...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try, 1. Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days (in the morning and noon). 2. Candid B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) cream at night for ten days. The lesion will take time to heal in diabetic patients. Do you have any history of fever? ...  Read Full »

What to do for itchy rashes on the penile head?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis has some rashes on its head and near by skin. I do not have any pain or any other issues. But I am having itching. Can you suggest me what is the issue and what needs to be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From history it seems you have developed a fungal infection. But I need to see these rashes to confirm the diagnosis so I can suggest treatment accordingly. Please revert with a photo.  Read Full »

I have tears at the tip of foreskin with high post prandial blood sugar. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I recently done my blood test, my PP was 180 (instead of 140). Apart from that, I have a fatty liver too. For the past three months, I have noticed that my penis foreskin is not pulled back. It has swelled and tears on the tip of the foreskin. They are not he...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, I will help you with your concern. Your history and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), suggest you have developed candidal balanoposthitis. It is a fungal infection of the glans and foreskin. Because of this infection, you have d...  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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have penile pain with a red dot at the tip. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a lady and after three days my penis gets pain a lot in the night. I cannot sleep much in pain. After one week I checked with the hospital, they give me antibiotic medicine but there is no relief. I have done my HSV 1, HSV 2, VDRL, and HIV test. All test are negative. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to me, there are two possibilities, one is candidal balanoposthitis and the other is herpes genitalis. Since you have mentioned that your ...  Read Full »

How to treat tight foreskin, tears and penile glans discharge in diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and diabetic. My penis foreskin is not pulled back. It is swelled and tears on the tip of foreskin are not healing and are very painful. Penile glans has white discharge.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis seems to be something called candidal balanitis or fungal infection of a part of the penis. Are you married? And if so does your spouse experience any discomfort or white discharge? This information will be helpful to plan the treatment for both of you ...  Read Full »

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