HomeAnswersDermatologytight foreskinI have had balanitis, phimosis, itching, and red spots on my penis for the past five days. What is the reason for my tight foreskin?

Can a tight foreskin in balanoposthitis cause pain and infection?


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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At July 7, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 14, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have balanitis, phimosis, itching, and red spots for the past five days. My foreskin is tight and I am unable to pull it back, if it is forced it may injure. One year back, I had the same issue with pain and recovered from it. I take tablet Janumet 50 mg/ 500 mg twice daily, tablet Amaryl M 2 mg twice daily, tablet Dapaglyn 10 mg once daily for diabetes. Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are suffering from candidal balanoposthitis, a fungal infection of foreskin and glans penis. It causes itching, red spots, swelling, cracks on foreskin and inability to retract it. I suggest you to use DK (Miconazole) gel twice daily for relief. If there is no response, consult a dermatologist for oral antifungals.

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

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy
Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy


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