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Q. Why am I getting repeated itchy rash on the penis?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 12, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 29, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 36 year old male. I have been having itchy rashes and white layer on my penis with burning sensation. Since 20 days the symptoms subsided with Dettol hand wash. But again, it reappeared. Please help me.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

  • It can be a candidal infection.
  • Classical candidal infection presents with the following signs and symptoms like itching, redness, edema, white deposition and linear cracks all around on the inner surface of the prepuce.
  • Rather than using just a plain antifungal cream, I would suggest you to use a topical steroid and antifungal combination cream (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) twice daily for seven days.
  • I would also suggest an oral antifungal either Fluconazole 150 mg single dose or Itraconazole capsules 100 mg twice daily for a week.
  • An oral antihistamine like Cetirizine once daily would provide you symptomatic relief from itching. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with their consent.
  • Also, you should get your blood sugar level checked.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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