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Fungal infection in a diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have cracks on my penis around the head. The penis was itchy the past few days, but not anymore. Just cracked now. I am uncircumcised. I had this before. The OVC meds I got here in the USA did not really help, the only one that did was by prescription from a doctor when I was in Switzerland. What should I do?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Good morning
Doctor :   hold a min please
User :   How are you, doctor? By the way, I meant OTC meds above. Sorry for the typo.
Doctor :   let me go thru your query
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   63
Doctor :   can you tell me the name of the medications you were prescribed ?
User :   no, that's the problem, I moved and threw out everything that was almost empty.
Doctor :   are the cuts bleeding ?
User :   no, they are red, but do not bleed
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem ?
Doctor :   diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   I have Diabetes II but it's under control, and hypertension, also under control (120/80)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the cracking of the skin of the penis does looks like a fungal presentation
Doctor :   and it is seen in diabetics
Doctor :   even when the sugar is under controlled
User :   I remember that I had it once when I had to take antibiotics. About two weeks back my wife had to take pretty strong antibiotics but I doubt that could have caused my cracks.
User :   and I also had it once when she was diagnosed with a yeast infection
Doctor :   to be honest with you as a online consultation i will be unable to prescribe you a medication as for that a physical examination is must
Doctor :   it sure is a fungal ingfection
Doctor :   infection
Doctor :   can you tell me what OTC were you taking ?
User :   I think it was Neosporin and some other that was for treating "Jock Itch" (I think that's what it said on the package)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me tell you few stronger ones
User :   Yes, please
Doctor :   LAMISIL TA
Doctor :   sorry its LAMISIL AT
Doctor :   and LOTRAMIN AF
Doctor :   try these
Doctor :   thay have prescription strength
Doctor :   you can buy any one of these thats available
User :   Thank you. I will, I appreciate your help. If it does not work, I'll check in with a local doctor. A general physician or do I need a urologist or dematorlogist?
Doctor :   dermatologist
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   Ok, thanks and Happy Holidays!
Doctor :   same to you
Doctor :   good bye
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