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How to manage redness and swelling in the urethral opening that resist treatment?


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Published At November 28, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had redness and swelling in the urethral opening for one month. I have been prescribed Doxycycline, Azithromycin, Ceftriaxone, and two anti-fungal creams to help, but none have worked. I had unprotected sex once, but all my tests (STD and HIV), as well as hers, came back negative. I do not have any pain while urinating.

Kindly help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

I have reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The redness and swelling are likely allergic and not related to infections. Allergy from products you use cause itchiness and redness. I will advise you to use an antihistamine cream. Apply it twice daily for two weeks. And try to change your shower gel or anything that can cause allergies. Please do a follow-up after two weeks and update me about your progress.

If you have any more questions, please let me know.

Thank you.

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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