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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i was diagnosed with prostatitis 6 months ago. Took Doxy for 2 weeks most syptoms went away however there is a darkening of the skin on the underside of the head where the v shape is and the skin appears to have changed. about 2 months ago a dermatologist said it could have been from the infection because it happended where the urine makes contact the skin. I have been feeling a pinchy feeling in my urethera and the skin still seems to be changing. I tested neg for Herpes, Syph, Gon, Clamydia multiple times since this began and had no more sex.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   pls. give me few secs. to go through your query.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know since how long this darkening has started ?
User :   any thoughts
Doctor :   And is it spots or a total darkening ?
User :   the slight darkening started a few months ago and the Dermatologist said it was probably red and you didnt notice too much at first
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no spots it is a chang in skin look and color, looks light slight swelling possibly
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it has given me the pinchy feeling after masterbation
Doctor :   These are clear changes of hyper pigmentation and a hyper allergic reaction to a possible old eczema or fungal reaction.
User :   what could be done
Doctor :   You need to start with hydrocortisone or any steroidal ointment to prevent the hypersensitivity reaction that has set in .
User :   what explains the pinchy feeling like a tightening of the urethera by the tip and how often with the hydrocortizone
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in rination or painful urination per se ?
1.Cortaid ointment application after a thorough wash with cool water and dry mopping application of the ointment twice daily.
Doctor :   For not more than 2 weeks.
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in urination or painful urination per se ?
User :   no difficulty or pain. what is a hypersensitivity reaction
Doctor :   The body or the blood cells react more than what has to be done to prevent infection or repair.
User :   so it doesnt appear serious just sort of the after effect of prostratitus?
Doctor :   Yes.
Please do also start on Tab.Claritin one daily in the night/evening.
Doctor :   for 2 weeks.
Doctor :   Please do follow up after 2 weeks.
User :   the allergy med claritin in conjunction with hydrocrtizon for 2 weeks
Doctor :   Yes exactly right, It would be helpful, if you can get a CBC done and check the Esenophil levels in blood , in case they are high it clearly indiactes hypersensitivity.
User :   should i ask my urologist to set me up with that
Doctor :   yes please
Doctor :   that would be better.
User :   ok thank you good night
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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