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Fungal infection of the penis with white powdery appearance - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have white powder around the penis head
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hello doctor..
User :   it's been around 3 days..
User :   and it kind of iritates
Doctor :   May I know your age and marital status?
User :   28 and single..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Most of the times, dried secretions shall be found in that state
Doctor :   secretions in the sense, normal ejaculate
User :   actually i had cleaned during bath and it was back in few hours..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   In that case it points towards a fungal infection
Doctor :   which causes a typical picture
Doctor :   Have you got it previously?
User :   i don't think so
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If this is the first time, there is nothing to worry
Doctor :   you can apply a topical powder which I shall suggest you
Doctor :   apply it externally
Doctor :   wash it well during bath
Doctor :   also use only cotton undergarments
User :   ok
Doctor :   if possible change it twice daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   The name of the powder is Abzorb
Doctor :   use it 3-4 times daily
Doctor :   apply it over the area
Doctor :   and one more thing, your undergarments should not be very loose
Doctor :   sorry it should be loose
Doctor :   and not tight I mean
Doctor :   as better air circulation is required
User :   oh oki
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   can i use other dusting powder or i have to use Abzorb only ?
Doctor :   If the powder contains clotrimazole, then it is fine
User :   yes. it has..
Doctor :   then, that is fine
Doctor :   use it 3-4 times
Doctor :   wait for a week to see the results
User :   ok
Doctor :   if things dont improve
Doctor :   then you should report to a skin specialist
Doctor :   for further treatment
Doctor :   but most often, it shall subside
Doctor :   hence no worries
User :   ok.. so itching sensation is also did eto this infections right ?
Doctor :   sprinkle the powder well especially on the particular area
Doctor :   Yes, it is
User :   ok thanks a lot doctor much relieved..
Doctor :   You are most welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   bye
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