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Can infection on penis cause severe itching?

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Published At July 1, 2018
Reviewed AtJuly 25, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from an infection on my penis. I am using Clotrimazole cream over the infection. Once I miss applying cream a day, the penis gets infected with red patches, pus-filled boils and there is severe itching. My partner is not affected by any problem though we are sexually active. I am not diabetic when I saw my blood test. Kindly help me to cure it. I am frustrated with my problem. Kindly give me medical advice.

Answered by Dr. Meha Malhotra

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please send photos of the affected area before applying Clotrimazole cream. After seeing your images, I can give my comment about your problem.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have attached images as you desired. Kindly give me medical advice.

Answered by Dr. Meha Malhotra

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This looks like candidal balanitis. You can start taking tablet Zocon 100 mg (Fluconazole) once daily for 10 days and apply Ebernet cream (Eberconazole topical) twice daily for 10 days.

  1. Clean the area only once during bathing.
  2. Keep the area dry.
  3. Avoid intercourse during this condition.
  4. Follow up after fifteen days.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Meha Malhotra
Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatology

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