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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Can scrotal dermatitis cause itching in the vagina of the partner after sex?

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

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 su...  Read Full »

Does STD cause redness in penis after ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old male. I have some questions about possible sexually transmitted diseases. I have not had sex without condoms and I have a test bag. For the past few years, I had two high-risk encounters for STDS. Before eight months, I went to a strip club and a stripper put her hand on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, warts and herpes can spread by touching if the other person has wart lesions or active herpes on hands. Otherwise, the chances are very less. Chances of getting other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia by touching are negligibl...  Read Full »

What causes redness and fluid-filled blisters on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I am suffering from candidal balanitis as there is redness on the glans sides and itching on the foreskin. Also, I observed there was a small fluid-filled bump under the glans, but I have applied Candid-B, and I feel better while the ointment is on. I felt a little pain whil...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send an image of the involved area and revert. Without clinical photographs, it is difficult to comment on diagnosis and prescribe treatments.  Read Full »

What causes dry foreskin with itchy penile discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis foreskin is getting dry for the last few months, and a white patch is occurring on it. Also, there is a white rubber-like discharge on my penis head with redness and itching. It is challenging to pull the skin down because white discharge and skin get sticky sometimes. There i...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is a fungal infection of candidal balanitis. It has chances of recurrence. You need to take a proper course of antifungals to prevent a recurrence. Take tablet F...  Read Full »

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 »

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