Itching, accompanied by discomfort in the genital area, is an embarrassing symptom for many, but it is fairly common and easily treatable. It is not always associated with a sexually transmitted disease but may also be due to non-sexually transmitted dermatological conditions such as fungal infections, allergy, poor hygiene and excessive sweating.
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I have acne on my penis and testis which cause itching. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have acne on my penis and testis, creating itching. Please provide a remedy.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). If there is unprotected sex, one must consider sexually transmitted infection. I suggest you get these tests done: 1. TPHA (Treponema pallidum haemagglutinatio... Read Full »
What could be the reason for tickling of penis in a small kid?
Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old complains about tickling in his penis. It seems to be very uncomfortable. Pediatrician says it is not an infection and not sure what it is. He cries and sometimes he begins to pull it. Please help. He is currently on Zyrtec for allergies. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There may be some ongoing phimosis or some urine particles in the prepuce of the penis leading to this feeling. Please apply Betnovate (Betamethasone valerate) skin cream to the prepuce of the child and gently pull the skin backward so that the cream goes into the ga... Read Full »
Why does the inside of my penis itch?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching inside my penis since three days. When I urinate, the itching gets increased and after urination, it subsides. There is no rash. Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it inside the penis or on the penis head? Do you have any other symptoms like fever, slow flow of urine, or straining to pass urine? Any history of recent sexual activity? It looks like a urinary tract infection at present. Waiting for your answers. Read Full »
I have itchy red bumps on the head of my penis. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I have developed red itchy bumps on the head of my penis. It does not burn, but there is a mild itching sensation. Kindly suggest me a solution. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history provided, it may be candida balanitis. It is a fungal yeast infection on the head of the penis due to the persistence of moisture and using stronger soaps or chemicals. It can sometimes occur due to the presence of infection under the foreskin, and... Read Full »
I have been experiencing itching and redness on my penis, despite taking Utistat. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, I have itching on my penis and redness here and there. This is the second time. I am taking the Utistat tablet but still keeps on itching. What could it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest applying Clotrimazole (Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate) cream twice daily for two weeks. Kindly answer the following: 1. Are you diabetic? 2. Do you have a history of a fungal infection in past? 3. Do you have improper hygiene? 4. Are you sexually active? ... Read Full »
I am a male and have an itching sore on my genitals. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a male and have a kind of itching sore on my genitals. I was experiencing some kind of skin allergy and I was taking a medicine called Cetirizine. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like scabies from the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mite burrows into the skin and causes intense itching, especially at night. The ... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex with a sex worker and started having a burning sensation during urination and itching in the penis. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have done unprotected sex with a sex worker. After two days, it started burning during urination and itching in the penis. I have no penile discharge. I do not have any ulcers on my penis. Is it a sexually transmitted disease?Please help.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It may or may not be due to sexually transmitted diseases. Anyway, continue the antibiotic course. Drink more water and fluids. Maintain genital hygiene.I hope this information will help.Thanks. Read Full »
I am having white pimples and itching on my penis since my last sexual contact. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor,I am having white pimples and itching on my penis since my last sexual contact with my partner while she was on periods. Can you please help? The infection has spreaded really fast since the last 24 hours. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please share a picture of the affected area. If you feel it can be of sexually transmitted infection and do the following test: TPHA test (Treponema pallladium hemagglutination). Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 serum test. Chlamydia Trachoma... Read Full »
I have painful wound with itching in penis after sex. Is it gonorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old, male. I am traveling and had sex two weeks ago without condom. After two days, I felt itching and pain while peeing. Now, two weeks later, I have white painful wound on my penis. I visited a doctor yesterday and received an injection and two pills antibiotics. He said ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed ulcers after two weeks. Usually, in gonorrhea you will have painful white discharge from penis. In syphilis, ulcer will develop after 10 to 14 days, painless single, button like ulcer. Painful genital ulcers in this case are may be herpes simplex, ... Read Full »
I have had a pimple on my penis shaft for the past ten months, which gets itchy and hard on scratching, erecting, and masturbating. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a pimple under the skin on the left side of my penis shaft. The pimple gets hard and itchy whenever I scratch, erect, or masturbate. I have undergone circumcision. It has been around ten months, and I am still feeling it. Please help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have reviewed the image you shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is not like a pimple problem. The mark seen in the image is due to previous circumcision or some old infection, and such scars do not cause itchiness. The problem you suffer from... Read Full »