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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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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 S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have scrotal dermatitis with occasional mild itching. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 44-year-old male, and I have an itchy and reddish scrotum. Nine years ago, I had a fungal infection, and after treatment, it subsided. Since then, I have had few minor breakouts of fungal infection now and then, which were treated with Fluconazole and Candid cream. Four years ago, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The photograph attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is scrotal dermatitis. It is a feature of lichen simplex chronicus which means your itching aggravates the condition, and once you stop itching, the condition will also subside. I would sugge...  Read Full »

I am getting repeated rashes after sexual intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I got rashes on my glans penis after sex with my wife. I have consulted a doctor and he suggested to use Zovirax 200 mg four times a day for one week, thinking that it is herpes. But, I think it is not. I have used it but no improvement at all. The rashes getting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to send more clear photographs for better diagnosis. Also send the photograph of the lesion before taking Zovirax (Acyclovir)  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with balanitis. What is the cure?

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 foreski...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 every time you use the bathroom. Ke...  Read Full »

What causes pain on the scar line even after two months of circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an adult circumcision due to persistent candida balanitis two months ago, and I have been experiencing continuous pain on the scar line for five weeks after the surgery. The discomfort went away when the wound healed a little, and I was painless for five days. But when I had firs...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. It is not true that nerves never heal. Nerves will heal, but it takes some time. As it is causing pain for an extended period, I guess it to be a neuroma. Do you feel a node or a lump? I hope it will not hurt you anymore. Kindly take table...  Read Full »

Why do I have white color eruption on my penis head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I saw some eruption on my penis head for the first time yesterday. The color of the eruption is white. They are localized at very small area. I have attached the photos for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Any recent sexual exposure? What is the complaint in them? Please send good-quality photographs taken in natural light.  Read Full »

I have itchy red bumps on the head of my penis. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed red itchy bumps on the head of my penis. It does not burn, but there is a mild itching sensation. Kindly suggest me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, it may be candida balanitis. It is a fungal yeast infection on the head of the penis due to the persistence of moisture and using stronger soaps or chemicals. It can sometimes occur due to the presence of infection under the foreskin, and...  Read Full »

What causes pimples or boils in the head of the penis and difficulty pulling back the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I observe symptoms like small white boils or pimples on the head of the penis and also difficulty in pulling back the foreskin. These symptoms started four days ago. I am not on any medication and have no previous history of the same. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following to help you better. Do you feel soreness in the lesion? Is there a pearly papule appearance? Is it an inflammatory lesion? Is there any redness? Do you have swelling of the glans? Excess scratching and rubbing of lesions? Is the lesion itc...  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 SN...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I am experiencing balanitis. kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing balanitis. Can you please suggest how to use a cream containing Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate on the affected areas? The affected areas include the head of the penis and under the foreskin covering the head. I am unable to visit a clinic, so kindly sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the picture you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Firstly, I would like to inform you that balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis involving the foresk...  Read Full »

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