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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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 first...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 get red dots on my penis after masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I get red dots on my penis after masturbating or having sex. It becomes normal after applying Candid B cream and Fusidic acid on the penis. Again after having sex, the red dots, which are very small and sometimes they have a white center, are seen on the penis head. One more thing I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. With your description, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis. Red dots, which you described, are known as satellite lesions. I suggest you stop using Candid B (Clotrimazole and Betamethasone dipropionate), as it contains steroids. Do no...  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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you feel soreness in the lesion? 2) Is there a pearly papule appearance? 3) Is it an inflammatory lesion? 4) Is there any redness? 5) Do you have swelling of the glans? 6) Excess scratchi...  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 icliniq.com. 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 carcinom...  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 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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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