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Can phimosis with erectile dysfunction be cured with medications?


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Published At July 15, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

The tip of my foreskin has been itching for the past few days, and I cannot retract it. As a result, I feel pain and discomfort during erection. This issue happened to me when I was 19 years old. Is it phimosis or infection? Kindly prescribe me medications.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your symptoms are suggestive of fungal infection. It occurs due to sexual contact or using public toilets. I suggest applying Canesten cream (Clotrimazole) thrice daily for a week (consult with a doctor, talk with him or her and use medicines with their consent).

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor for the reply,

Should I be concerned about phimosis?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Phimosis, by definition, is the inability to retract the foreskin beyond the glans. But mild infection in the foreskin heals after applying the cream.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil


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