Candidial Balanitis

Candidal balanitis is a fungal infection of the glans penis caused by the yeast Candida Albicans. Some of the symptoms include tight foreskin, redness, foul smell, painful urination, and sores on the penis.

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Are Candid B and Zole the prompt option for candidal balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from candidial balanitis for the past two months. I was using Candid B (Clotrimaloze and Beclomethasone) ointment twice daily, as prescribed by a doctor. A few days ago, my symptoms seemed to worsen. I decided to try using Zole ointment (Miconazole nitrate) inste...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, can you send photographs of the affected area? For a better understanding of your problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild itching and bleeding on the penile tip?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me with my issue in penis. I have mild bleeding and itching in my penis for the past three months. Nowadays, I found blood on dothi when I get up from the bed. I do not know what it is because I do not have any sexual relationship. I am unable to meet the doctor as in-pers...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is surely an infective pathology by what appears on the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). To know the exact cause, I need more details. Are the lesions painful or not? Is the discharge foul-smelling or curdy? Are there any ulcers o...  Read Full »

What causes swollen and red foreskin with white discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, and I am suffering from swollen and red foreskin. I also discharge some white particles both on the foreskin and beneath it, and I am unable to pull back my foreskin, and sometimes it turns red. This has been ongoing for over six months now. I consulted a urologist who...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. From history, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis) with phimosis (tight foreskin). You have a fungal infection, so antibiotics will not work. Since you have swelling, ...  Read Full »

What could be the itchy red spots on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I recently got a red dot in my penis head and it got multiplied all over my penis head in a day. Sometimes itchiness is present, and I am currently applying castor oil on it.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis. It is a kind of fungal infection of genitals. Do you have any discharge? I need to see the rash, as such bumps can occur due to multiple other causes. Kindly revert with a photo so I can provide you de...  Read Full »

My penis is mildly swollen and discolored. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have discoloration on my penis. I do not have any pain. It is just a dark red and seems like peeling. It has been there since two days and there is mild swelling in that area. I have got this for the first time. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from candidial balanitis. Take the following medications: Tablet Apo-Fluconazole (AF) 150, one tablet daily for 10 days. Apply Candid B lotion (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone dipropionate) twice daily. Revert back after ten days to a d...  Read Full »

Does white layer in the skin of penis suggest infection?

Query: Hello doctor, The outer skin of my penis is getting white and slowly increasing. I consulted a doctor, and he told me that the skin is dead or may be infected. There is no pain and any other discharge. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please upload a few pictures if possible, for diagnosis and to advise appropriate treatment. Do you have any history of diabetes mellitus?  Read Full »

I have itchiness, rashes and redness in penis after balanitis treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I consulted for candida balantis, and took Fluconazole, Levocetirizine and Candid cream, for a week. It was fine but as the dose got over, my itchiness in penis came back and now I have got cut and rashes and redness in my foreskin and penis. I have uncircumcised penis.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. It looks like balanitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be due to injury, dry sex, forceful masturbation. Infection- unprotected sex, unhygienic sex practice. Diabetes- can be checked by blood su...  Read Full »

How can candidal balanitis be cured soon?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with balanitis about three weeks ago. I got antibiotics and was told by the doctor to keep the area clean and apply an anti-fungal cream. At first, it was super itchy and could not use anything tight. Right now I do not feel it but I can see as you see in the pictures,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the picture, features are consistent with candidal balanoposthitis. It is quite severe. Please stop using Menaderm, Cortisone, both are steroid cream, that makes the infection grow rather healing it. Gelmicin has steroid along with anti-fungal medicine. Any h...  Read Full »

I am having pain and red rashes on glans penis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having red rashes on the glands of the penis. I used Candid Total and it disappeared completely. Again after seven days it again appeared and it seems red patches on right and left side of the penis. I continued using it and then got an advise form one of my friend for using Surfaz ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have erosions on the glans penis that is more consistent with candidal balanitis, other possibilities are chancroid, herpes. Please stop using Surfaz SN, it has steroid in it. Steroid helps to bring down the inflammation, itching will get better but it will not cure...  Read Full »

How to Cure Candidial Balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old male. I have itching on the head of the penis and the foreskin. It started about 3-4 days back. But now it seems that I have symptoms of balanitis. I found white substance under the foreskin. There is also some minor tear which make it difficult for me to move my foresk...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a difference between Candid cream and Candid B cream. This seems like you are having candidial balanitis. Please apply Onabet cream (Sertaconazole) twice daily for a week. Wear loose cotton underpants. Do not wash your foreskin everytime you us...  Read Full »

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