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Itching in the genitals - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello..
Doctor :  
proceed with your query
User :   i have some itching in my genitals
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
this is since when?
User :   this morning
Doctor :  
where exactly in the genitals there is itching? can you specify
User :   the head of penis .. there are some white and buff colored small not sure what medically called... bubbles .. surrounding the urinal exit hol
User :   *hole
User :   rather that tip of hea
User :   *head
Doctor :  
ok
User :   which is causing itching
Doctor :  
do yo have burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   no
User :   after urine pass.. i feel a bit itching for some time
Doctor :  
is there any white patch in the region?
User :   yeah..
User :   patches means its very small bubles
User :   looks like patches
Doctor :   does the patch is surrounded with a red color zone?
User :   yeah. the head is red
Doctor :  
have you been circumcised?
User :   i didn't get this one !
Doctor :   do you have foreskin or it is been removed surgically?
User :   no
User :   but the skin moves to and forth.. did i answered?
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   29
Doctor :  
do you have any history of sexual exposure?
User :   very long back
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
from the description it seems you have acquired an infection of the penis head
Doctor :  
it is called balanitis
User :   its almost 6 months back
Doctor :   6 months back what?
User :   sexual exposure
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i got it
Doctor :  
presently
User :   nop not at all
Doctor :   the present symptoms seems to be balanitis
Doctor :   it is good you visit a dermatologist for this
Doctor :   for the time you can take following medicines
Doctor :   tab actifed plus one tab three times a day
User :   ok
User :   am using "candid" cream
Doctor :  
that is for fungal infection and a specific type in it called candida albicans
Doctor :  
your seems to be other dermatophyte and not a candida
User :   ok
Doctor :   only by physical looking at the lesions on the penis head it can be made out what kind od infection it is
Doctor :  
so only i suggested that you visit a dermatologist
User :   ok
User :   sure
User :   i have one question .
Doctor :   yes
User :   will this balanitis appears only due to sexual intercourse ? if so how much time it need to get to appear.? will it appear after 6 months also.. i have tested HIV ELISA and the result was -ve... !
User :   what
User :   are the other reasons
User :   for this balanitis to appear as weel?
User :   *well?
Doctor :  
hiv will not give rise to balanitis initially
Doctor :  
the reasons for the balanitis is most of the time fungal infection
Doctor :  
and it is poor hygeine the most common cause
Doctor :  
if there is sexual exposure it will be most of the time there will be immediate urethritis and balanitis
Doctor :  
they are called STD"s
Doctor :  
and they usually appear with in 7 days at the max from the time of exposure
Doctor :  
yours seems to be fungal or viral in nature
Doctor :   and it needs to be differentiated
Doctor :  
that can be dons by the physical examination by an deramtologist
User :   sounds relaxed DR.!
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?

User :   in 29 years i never got this .. probably once in my high school days.. not sure
User :   i have one more quick question
Doctor :   yes it can happen with anybody
Doctor :  
yes proceed with the queston
User :   will the masturbation would be reason?
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
not at all
User :   after masturbation... i usually use cloth to wipe off !
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is it a proper way or we need to wash with clean water?
Doctor :   yes you need to wash it with clean water

User :   ok..
User :   thx.. 'll consult the deramtologist
Doctor :   this is an fungal infection so the treatment will be for long time
Doctor :  
so also see that you completer the treatment as suggested by the dermatologist for the said period
Doctor :  
if left in between once the itching goes off, the itching may come back again after some weeks
Doctor :   did you follow ?


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