Penile Yeast Infection

Although yeast infections are more common in women, men can develop a yeast infection too by having unprotected sex with a woman carrying a yeast infection. It is important to treat both partners simultaneously in case of couples. Symptoms include rashes, white creamy discharge, burning sensation and itching.

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How to treat red dots on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red dots around my penis. I have already consulted a doctor for that before two years. Doctor prescribed me Clobeatsol and Propionate cream. It got cured, but again now I am getting the same problem. Kindly give me a permanent solution as these dots are increasing.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your description seems previously you were affected with a yeast infection, which leads to red dots over the glans penis known as balanitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overwashing, over-the-counter medications, and nonretraction of the foreskin. It m...  Read Full »

How to treat red and sensitive penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with redness and increased sensitivity of my penis. I have been checked for STDs and treated for a yeast infection; however, the yeast medication did nothing, and the redness is still there. This has been going on for two to three months now. I then saw a urologist...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stop using steroid cream. Use Cetaphil cleanser for a genital wash. Do not use any soap for cleansing. Apply Cetaphil moisturizer after bath. Apply Tacrolimus ointment 0.03% twice daily on the moisturized penis. Your concern might be irritant contact dermatitis. ...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis.¬†Kindly suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreejith Mg

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  Read Full »

Can Vaseline cause a yeast infection if used during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I was having sex using Vaseline. The next day I found a rash under my foreskin and it is like peeling and redness on my penis head. I was having coconut oil for treating the itchiness and today I see red blood blister like things around the corona of the glans. My wife said she got yeas...  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see macerated scaling and superficial erosions on the glans. This seems like a penile yeast infection. I suggest you take an oral antifungal such as tablet...  Read Full »

What is the reason for penile yeast infection with skin crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a penile yeast infection and oral thrush. I am currently using Clotrimazole cream twice daily for the past seven to eight days, but I still see some white colored thin fungus like particles. (These are very few near the glans penis). This is the second time the fungal infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem. Yes, sure you will get crack-free penis but you have to rule out other infections assosiated with cracked penis.  Read Full »

I have penile yeast infection with itching and pain. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from penile yeast infection since a week (candidal balanitis). Due to lockdown I could not see a doctor and researched online and used Clotrimazole cream IP but no betterment. Since yesterday, itching and pain has increased. Can you please help me out with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Candida infection present as a whitish membrane over the penile head with reddish mucous. It is very itchy. I hope it is diagnosed by a dermatologist only. Clotrimazole is effective in most of the time. Candida is a normal commensal in our body but in some it causes sym...  Read Full »

What medication is advised for odorless wetness at the tip of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse with my girlfriend and it slipped. Also, my girl just started her menstrual cycle at about the same time. After about two weeks later, I noted slight wetness at the tip of my penis and had some irritation. I took Azithromycin three tablets. The irritation stopped, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The wetness you are experiencing may not be an infection, it could be due to friction-related issue after intercourse causing some inflammation. As you have already run the tests and taken a course of antibiotics, there is not much to worry about. Observe the discha...  Read Full »

I get recurrent burning and discomfort after treatment of penile fungal infection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I get light burning and discomfort after I have been on antibiotics and sterioids. I had fungal penile infection a year and half back. Why does this keep happening?  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. If it is very minor burning, then there is nothing to worry much. How is your urine stream? Good or bad. There might be subclinical infection in your urine which is causing this. I suggest you get below tests done if possible and take below medic...  Read Full »

I have painful, red and swollen penis head. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some pain on the head of my penis. Coupled with this is the fact that the left side of the head of the penis is red and inflamed. It is as if there is a small but extremely uncomfortable moving sensation within that area. I can actually feel the head of my penis acutely no...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lesions look like balanitis or rash due to infection. The most common cause can be skin irritants or allergy. Check for blood sugar, avoid allergens like deodorant or new soap or medicine. Use Candid B gel locally for one week. If symptoms are not improved, please ...  Read Full »

What does rashes on penis foreskin in an HIV positive mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am HIV positive. These days I am having rashes on my penis foreskin (it is bad sometimes). I am on ART. But, the foreskin infection these days scare me. My foreskin seems to be rough, reddish, broken sometimes and even I do not masturbate. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I have noted your concern. Firstly, I request you to kindly upload an image of the affected area so that I can have a look at the skin and guide you accordingly in the best possible way. For more information consult a HIV AIDS specia...  Read Full »

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