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Experiencing small paper thin cuts on the foreskin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I am
User :   hi doctor
User :   this .
Doctor :   Go ahead with your query
User :   i am a 35 year married man with healthy sex life.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am very sure of my hygiene as well
User :   about 1 year ago i started experiencing small paper thin cuts on the forskin
User :   these cuts used to open up while masturbation
Doctor :   ok
User :   ion advise , i applied vaseline and refrained from any sexual activity for 4 - 5 days
User :   my problem got solved
User :   now after an year or so , i am experiencing the same problem
User :   i used vaseline but the cuts keep coming back every 2-3 days
User :   the foreskin is also very dry
Doctor :   how often do you have intercourse in a week
User :   am not sure if it happens only in winters but it has happened for the 2nd time now
User :   nothing scheduled like this but 2 -3 times a month
Doctor :   when u do intercourse is it painful or easy
Doctor :   I mean does the foreskin come back easily ?
User :   nowdays it is painful because i have problem in pulling the forskin over the glans penis
Doctor :   but when there is no problem can U completely and easily pull the fore skin back
User :   yes
User :   when there is no problem than it is easy and comfortable
Doctor :   is there any whiteness or puss in fore skin
User :   not normally but yes sometines
Doctor :   Do u have the discharge now?
User :   when this problem started i am extra careful about the cleanliness and apply vaseline every day so it is difficult to say
User :   yes
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems like diabetes
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does ur wife has any vaginal discharge?
User :   no
Doctor :   DOes she had any medical problems ?
User :   no
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   This condition is called Balanitis
Doctor :   I give u few reason
Doctor :   poor hygiene under the foreskin
irritation from condoms, spermicides or clothing
yeast infection
bacterial infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   But u told be u keep it gygiene so it is not the cause
Doctor :   So remaining causes are to be find
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can apply clotrimazole antifngal cream
Doctor :   Lotrimin
Doctor :   cream
User :   are these 2 different names
Doctor :   Same compiunr
Doctor :   second one is brand name
User :   so do i say " LOTRIMIN " to the chemist
Doctor :   Consult any physician and get 5 day course of antibitics
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do u condome
User :   i do not use condom
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I recommmed Blood sugar test
User :   ok
Doctor :   Diabtetes cause fungal infection
Doctor :   so do CBC, Blood sugar
User :   ok
User :   what is the permissible limit of blood sugur before and after meals
Doctor :   before 120
Doctor :   before below 120
Doctor :   after below 200
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also get Hb1C test
User :   what is this
Doctor :   test for diabtes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   r u there
Doctor :   Yea
User :   do i consult a doctor before applying "lotrimin "
User :   or just use it
Doctor :   just use it
Doctor :   And get the tests done
User :   how many times a day and for how many days
Doctor :   3-4
Doctor :   untill it disapears
User :   i wll get the tests done . if they are in limit than fine otherwise i consult a doctor .... right ?
Doctor :   may be 7 days
Doctor :   Good
User :   use lotrimin 3-4 times a day for 7 days ?
Doctor :   y
User :   this medicine wud be available easily , i mean without prescription
Doctor :   y
User :   one last thing, cbc and blood sugur is same thing or different
Doctor :   different
User :   what does CBC mean
Doctor :   complete blood count
User :   so i need 3 tests : CBC , blood sugur , HB1C
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   If the labs are abnormal consult your MD
Doctor :   Bye
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