Itching Inside Penis

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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How do I get rid of the recurring bumps on my penis head that irritate the foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and have bumps on the head of my penis, which irritate the foreskin. These bumps disappeared the last week but reappeared yesterday.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like candidal balanoposthitis, which is a kind of superficial fungal infection. It presents as superficial, fragile pustules that rupture to form r...  Read Full »

What cream should I apply for the white layer on my penis head that recurs even after applying the Clotrimazole cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some white layer on my penis head, which looks like dandruff. I have itching when I wash it. I applied Clotrimazole cream, but it reappeared when I stopped using the cream. I need to know about this infection. Which cream should I use?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached images, it is balanitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The causes are improper hygiene, scratching and rubbing, allergic reaction to irritants, soaps, yeast or fungal infection, eczema, uncontrolled diabetes, injury, psoria...  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 »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 d...  Read Full »

I have a red spot and smegma around my penis head under my foreskin. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a red spot and smegma around my penis head under my foreskin. I use warm water to clean that area daily. Sometimes it is itchy. I am feeling depressed. Please help me to come out of this. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any swelling in your glans penis? Do you have any recurrent episodes of Balanitis? Did you scratch or rub excessively? Did you handle it roughly? Will you do masturbation? Do you practice improper genital hygiene? Attach a clinical picture of the l...  Read Full »

I have red dots on my penis head, foreskin and also suffer from itching. Is it a fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I have a fungal infection on my penis. I have redness and red dots on the head of my penis and foreskin, and it feels very itchy.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your concern, there are a few things which you need to take care. First, fungal and bacterial infections can co-exist, so before diagnosing a fungal infection, you should examine yourself by a urologist to see for any other possible cause of your problem and ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and developed itching, burning sensation, sores, rectal pain, and testicular pain that persists even after taking antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. My symptoms started after non-protected sex with a 34-year-female. I had occasional itching on the scrotum and bottom of the shaft, some weird sensation and pain at the top of the penis with occasional sores like balanitis, periodic burning at urination, rectal...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms may be due to UTI (urinary tract infection), prostatitis, or psychological. I would suggest, Drink more fluids and water. Avoid friction and irritation. Wear loose cotton inners. Consult a urologist if needed. Go for urine culture and sensitivity. Then y...  Read Full »

I have white bumps in my private parts. Can it be STDs?

Query: Hello doctor,My private area recently started itching badly, and little white pieces began coming around the head. Then a pinching sensation occurred when I had sex with my wife; today, sole little bumps showed up. I am attaching a photo of the bumps. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I did not see any attached photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), but your symptoms suggest a fungal and bacterial infection. For all genital infections, it is very important to get a physical examination by a urologist or general physician. Most...  Read Full »

I experience itching and inflammation on the skin of my penis and testicles. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had inflammation and itching on the skin of my penis and testicles for one week. The skin is warm, and I can see pus discharge. I have not seen any improvement even after applying the vitamin A and D ointment. My current medications include over-the-counter drugs and pain reliev...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know if you have other health issues or are on any medication.  Read Full »

What is causing the itching on my penis after unprotected oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have minor rashes or ulcers on the head of my penis. Also, I had a lot of itching and swelling in the foreskin. There are no fluid-filled blisters. I had unprotected oral and protected sex with my new partner twenty-five days and eighteen days back. Symptoms started fifteen days back...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The possible diagnosis can be sexually transmitted disease (STD) as it can be discovered after six weeks. The other possible diagnosis can be a fungal infection. It is recommended to repeat sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening after another two weeks. I sugge...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for itching in the penis after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Norflox-TZ in the morning for loose motions but, in the afternoon my penis started itching.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Firstly, one should not take antibiotics for ordinary loose motions unless the diarrhea is infective. Itching in the penis could be allergic but, it should be associated with itching in the other parts of the body. I suggest you take Levoc...  Read Full »

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