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Itchy patch on penis, itchiness, painful. What the cure?

Hi, I have had an itchy patch on the lower left side of my penis , close to the base. It s been there for two weeks now. The skin is slightly damp to the touch and sometimes the itchiness is a little painful. Sort of a raw feeling as if I had been scratching the area. (which I have not been doing). There s also some mild swelling in this patchy area. It s slightly red in colouration. I was thinking that it might be from friction from power walking, but it persists. It s the slight swelling and persistence that concerns me. Any ideas?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The case history as mentioned in your post suggests that you might be having fungal infection in the lower left side of the penis.

Management includes:
1. Keeping the area dry & avoid too much exposure to water or sweat formation.
2. Antihistamine preparations like cetirizine to provide symptomatic relief.
3. Application of topical antifungal cream to tackle the causative organism.
4. Topical antibiotics can also be applied to prevent secondary bacterial infections.

If symptoms still persist or aggravate further, then it will be better to consult a Dermatologist & get a proper examination done to find out the actual cause.
So that appropriate management steps could be taken.

Also avoid wearing tight underwear or it will cause sweating & aggravate the infections.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. M Y Shareef's  Response
Hi ! Most probably, you have got a fungal infection which got secondarily infected causing the inflammatory swelling along with the little pain in the area. This has also caused the raw area which could also be due to rubbing with your under garments. I would suggest you to get yourself reviewed by a Dermatologist who may advise you for some anti fungal with anti bacterial cream for local application, along with an oral antibiotic if need be. If thought necessary, he may also put you on a oral anti fungal agent for some time. He may also do some routine tests to exclude any sexually transmitted disease as well if you are active sexually. Wishing you an early recovery.
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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