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Frequent infections and chances of Diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hy, i am having some red rashes and spots in the interior side of my penis and some times there is also some precipitate formation.Its itchy at times and for the time being i have been using EUMOSONE-M and BETADINE it relieved me a bit but after aborting its usage the problem is reverting .Please do suggest me some Health inclining and trouble free tips and measures
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hy
Doctor :   May I know your age>'
User :   its 22
User :   Sir
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   From last 3 months
User :   i suppose
User :   I had been to to a skin specialist
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but the treatment was a temporary one
Doctor :   And may I know what he suggested?
User :   Eumosone-m n Betadine
User :   he told me to mix these two and apply them
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did he mention about the diagnosis?
Doctor :   Are you active sexually?
User :   not that much
User :   sometimes
User :   I want you to suggest me some good and effective treatment
Doctor :   You mentioned precipitate formation - are these white precipitates?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you notice a foul smell too?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have abnormal discharge associated with these symptoms?'
User :   sometimes but not usually
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me explain to you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   The white precipitate that you describe is referred to as smegma in medical terms?
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is non concerning problem.
User :   so what should i be following to get relieved from all this
User :   irritation and itching
Doctor :   However in some individuals probably due to lack of personal hygeine, they get infected leading to symptoms such as those you describe.
Doctor :   It is difficult to predict the nature of infection and the condition without physically examining the lesions.
User :   its like red rashes
Doctor :   Yes, the itching, burning sensation, foul smell, discharge are symptoms of infection.
Doctor :   Infection results in inflammation which causes the redness.
User :   absolutely right
User :   so should i continue the previously prescribed treatment ?
Doctor :   The current symptoms can be treated specifically by antibiotics ( depending on the type of infection) and with the steroid creams.
Doctor :   This however may take a few days to resolve.
User :   or you will suggest me some better measures
Doctor :   However, it is necessary to maintain good personal hygeine.
User :   ok i will follow that
Doctor :   Wash the precipitates away with clean flow of water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Proper nutrition and blood sugar check ups is also necessary.
Doctor :   So, if you find that your symptoms have not improved the present creams you are using, you need to report back to your doctor,
User :   so there is a tendency that i may get diabetic ?
Doctor :   who can give you an alternative antibiotic depending on the type of infection you have, and probably may guide you through the tests too.
Doctor :   have you followed?
User :   and what kind of diet i should be following up
Doctor :   DIabetic individuals are at higher risk to develop such infections.
User :   yes till now i m following you sir
User :   should i avoid proteins ?
Doctor :   Diet should contain plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User :   or any other peculiar type of food
Doctor :   Dietary restriction will apply sugar levels are detected to be high or if other reports are abnormal.
Doctor :   Else no restrictions apply.
User :   Thanks BOSS
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i appreciate you for giving me in your valuable time and advise
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   no sir thats it for the day
Doctor :   It was my pleasure helping you.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thanks a ton
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