Q. What is this mild swelling and discoloration on my penis?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 07, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 18, 2020

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.



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  • Take the following medications:
  1. Tablet Apo-Fluconazole (AF) 150, one tablet daily for 10 days.
  2. Apply Candid B lotion (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone dipropionate) twice daily.

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Hello doctor,

I got Diflucan 150 as AF 150 was not available. I suppose both should be similar, but pharmacist said 1 dose 150 should be adequate. I just want to ensure do I need to take this tablet daily for 10 days? Are there a lot of side effects from this drug if taken for long? Thank you.



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  • No, one dose is not sufficient. Yes, Diflucan 150 (Fluconazole) is the same.
  • It is considered as one of the safest antifungal and can be even given in children.
  • For candidiasis, recommended regimen is for 7 to 10 days.

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