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Unprotected sex, unable to retract foreskin, swelling. History of chlamydia. Treatment?

My boyfriend and i have been dating for a year.we have been tested for and treated for chlamydia a few months ago and now everytime we have sex the foreskin around his head is swollen for days at a time he says it s hard to retract but doesnt complain of burning when urinates. I m worried because I do not have multiple partners and neither does he. It happened again last night but we didn t have sex for very long and today he was complaining of swelling . Is there something wrong with me???
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
hey there m.takhee21. There is nothing 'wrong' with you. What you are experiencing (or rather what your boyfriend is experiencing) is a 'balanitis' or 'inflammation' of the prepuce. In all likelihood, it is probably related to a 'fungal' infection. Please consult your local dermatologist & remember to treat both of you at the same time with topical & oral/systemic antifungals & add a single dose gram negative antibiotic to take care of any superadded bacterial infections. In addition, prior to sexual intercourse, you may want to consider using a hypoallergenic lubricant. Immediately after coitus, for the next few days, get him to wash with plain water & then apply a little topical antifungal-steroid combination cream sparingly as a one-time use. Dont worry it is an easily sorted problem Good luck. You may get back in touch with me & tell me how this advice went. Regds. Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist & Venereologist, Bangalore, India
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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