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

Answered by Dr. Atishay Bukharia and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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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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Dr. Atishay Bukharia
MBBS, MD, DVL., SPECIALIST IN COSMETOLOGY AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ., MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • 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.

Revert back after ten days to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 

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.

 

Dr. Atishay Bukharia
MBBS, MD, DVL., SPECIALIST IN COSMETOLOGY AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ., MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • 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.

Revert back after 10 days to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 
 
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