Q. I have big red boils in my penis with a history of scabies. What is that?

Answered by
Dr. Deepti Shukla
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 13, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am 30 years old. I suffer from scabies. Doctors prescribed me Permethrin cream, and now I got relief. But some new and little big red boils are showing in my penis, I am scared. Kindly suggest.

#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As you mentioned in history you have scabies, when scabies treatment is taken the parasite causing infection dies and that causes hypersensitivity reaction resulting in appearance of tiny bumps so you might have developed that. But as you mentioned big boils that is unlikely a hypersensitivity reaction. It could be a secondary infection also.

But without seeing the lesion on photo it is really difficult to provide the definitive cause of these lesions. Please share a photo so I can suggest you the treatment. Also, take tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine)180 mg daily at night for seven days, this is for itching.

Thank you doctor,

I am attaching the pictures. Also, the skin specialist suggest me to use Clonate-F cream to apply on those big bugs. But I am using it for the past three days with no benefit. Please help.

#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Please do not apply Clonate F (Clobetasol propionate and Fusidic acid) as it contains strong steroid which can damage thin skin of scrotum. You have developed secondary infection with blister.

Take tablet Ivermectin 12 mg and repeat after seven days. Only two tablets. Take Ivermectin only if your doctor did not prescribe it previously and you have not taken it. Apply Desonide cream once daily at night in small quantity over the red lesions on scrotum for seven days. Apply Sodium fusidate cream daily on the red lesions for seven days and take Allegra tablet daily at night.

Thank you doctor,

Can you please give the medicine name on a simple format.

#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have uploaded the prescription and provided notes also. The app does not approve the prescription due to app policy, as few medicines can only be provided by video consultation. So I have added the notes.


Probable diagnosis:

Scabies with secondary infection.

Treatment plan:

Take Ivermectin 12 mg and repeat after seven days. Only two tablets. Take Ivermectin only if your doctor did not prescribe it previously and you have not taken it. Apply Desonoide cream once daily at night in small quantity over red the lesions on scrotum for seven days. Apply Sodium fusidate cream two times daily on the red lesions for seven days and take Allegra tablet daily at night.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up in 10 days.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


My daughter has scabies, which did not subside with medication. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and weighs 15 kg. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup 2.5 ml thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Albendazole for worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have worms in my stomach. How to take Albendazole tablet? What is the dosage?  Read Full »

How to differentiate between scabies, flea bite, bed bug, and folliculitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a general practitioner. I struggle to differentiate these conditions: scabies, flea bite, bed bug and folliculitis. I would really appreciate your clinical knowledge and goodwill in enlightening me about this, so I can provide better care for our patients.  Read Full »

Also Read


COVID-19 Vaccines
A COVID-19 vaccine provides acquired immunity against the new Coronavirus. Read the article to know everything about the...  Read more»
Does CD marker help in identification of blood cancer?
Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male suffering from joint pain and pain in the knees. I also have nausea, vomiting, gynec...  Read more»
I suddenly got fainted and woked up with bruising in eyes. Why?
Hi doctor,I am 28 years old with normal weight and following a vegetarian diet. Last month, I fainted at home and my fri...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.