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 have a red spot around the urethra with a tight foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I weigh 80 kg and I am 5 feet 4 inches. I have been suffering from an inflammation while urinating with a red spot around the urethra. I went to my physician. He prescribed me a tablet Ofloxacin and syrup Oricitral for 5 days. After that the inflammation got reduc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It definitely looks like you have balanoposthitis with phimosis. Did you have sexual contact with anyone other than your regular partner? Does your partner have any...  Read Full »

Which cream can be used in the treatment of balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old diabetic male. For the last two weeks, I am suffering from balanitis. I think this is because of my high blood sugar level. I have difficulty in pulling the foreskin of my penis as it is very tight. There are small, white and red rashes present on the glans. Because...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. From the description that you have provided, it sounds like you have candidal balanoposthitis, which is very common in diabetic males. Please ask your sexual partner also to take the treatment even if she is asymptomatic. The...  Read Full »

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