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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 am battling balanitis and seeking suggestions for relief after consuming antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from balanitis, got to know after researching the internet. This is from a week I think it happened from consuming antibiotic medicine (Fasigyn 500 mg). Please give a suggestion to get rid of it. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Balanitis is characterized by a red spotty rash over the glans, which may be associated with pain, itching, or discharge. There are many causes for balanitis, the most common of which is candidal. Since you were on Tinidazole? It is more likely that you have candida...  Read Full »

I have a yeast infection on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I wanted to know about a possible yeast infection on the shaft of my penis? The skin on the shaft is shiny-looking. I have no itching, pain, discomfort while peeing, or other signs. I noticed it two weeks ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be candida balanitis. It is a fungal infection of the glans penis and shaft of the penis. It appears reddish or pale white with scales and may also show signs of disease in the form of white discharge and a ...  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 »

How can you contract candidal balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63-year-old male. I have been smoking for 35 years, and I am uncircumcised. I remember having very few rashes in the past, either cleared up by itself or with an ointment. I cannot recall all details because it was many years ago. I noticed this past rash because I felt like a tin...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query, but the photographs you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are very hazy. Please send me perfect quality photographs to conclude. Nevertheless, at first instance, it is not going in favor of penile carcinoma. I am l...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 Fluconazole...  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. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 itchy red spots on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male. I recently got a red dot on 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 to it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From the history, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis. It is a kind of fungal infection of the genitals. Do you have any discharge? I need to see the rash, as such bumps can occur due to multiple other causes. K...  Read Full »

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