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Medicines for recurring itching on the penile shaft - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
i need help dr
i got this problem
keep getting itchiness on my penile shaft
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
Doctor :   I shall help you
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Let me read the query?
User :   i keep getting this itchiness on my shaft
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any other symptoms ? li
Doctor :   Like fever or other symptoms
User :   well 2 days ago i had some white stuff in the foreskin
User :   but i had cleaned it off
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it starts of as a tingle then proper irritating itchy
User :   no other effects
Doctor :   Is white stuff that is irritating?
User :   no
User :   because after i cleaned it it still itches
Doctor :   then is there any other colour change on the skin
Doctor :   or any pealing of skin?
User :   no
User :   i dont know bout colour change inside the foreskin but outside no
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are facing this problem ?
User :   ive had it before.. but it went away and now its come back
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is this itch present through out the day?
User :   most of the day
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicine for this?
User :   it stops then comes back
User :   no not as yet
Doctor :   Do you have any allergies?
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   Are sexually active?
Doctor :   'you
User :   well not really
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference
User :   im 21, male, in XXX, XXX, single, 5ft 7in, 52-53kg, 29 waist
Doctor :   Is there any liquid discharge?
User :   whitish in the mornings sometimes which smells awful
Doctor :   Do you have redness over the skin?
User :   it doesnt look blood red
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes i get this stitch under my ribs after some alcohol also
User :   well after a heavy sessiom rather
User :   but i doubt it has anything to do with this
Doctor :   From what you have told me, it could be a dried sperm called smegma
Doctor :   Which is benign or not worry some
User :   what is that? is it harmful?
Doctor :   I think you have maintain local hygiene or personal cleanness
User :   but i do clean myself well
Doctor :   Probably it is due to allergic reaction
User :   what should i do?
User :   could it be a yeast infection?
Doctor :   Did you use anything new colting recently
User :   no not really
Doctor :   'clothing
User :   not realy
Doctor :   Any cream or new condom?
User :   may be conditioner
Doctor :   could be?
User :   maybe the conditioner
User :   but i only used it last week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so what should i do
Doctor :   Male yeast infection is very uncommon
Doctor :   since there is no sexual history in you
Doctor :   There are least chances of you getting infected
User :   well i have had sex but not recently its been quite a while
Doctor :   When was that? Did these things start after that
User :   i do masterbate sometimes
Doctor :   That is ok
User :   so its more like a candida
User :   or is it i have to look after my hygeine more
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can take a symptomatic treatment for itching
Doctor :   that is available over the counter
User :   like its itchy at the moment aswell and its annoying
Doctor :   You can continue it anti itch medicines for three days especially in the night
User :   could you give me some names of anti itch medications i may take
User :   and where am i meant to apply it
Doctor :   CALAMINE is the best
User :   can i get it at any pharmacy
Doctor :   Ys
Doctor :   Yes
User :   doctor i also get stitches under my ribs at times
Doctor :   XXX is the anti itch lotion that I see
Doctor :   What are those stitches
User :   so should i take calamine or aveeno?
Doctor :   Can you please elaborate on it
Doctor :   XXX
User :   well its a stitch mostly after alcohol
User :   could it be my liver?
User :   or kidney
Doctor :   Look the most often problems with alcohol is Pancreas and Liver
Doctor :   If it is right side liver
Doctor :   left it is pancreas
Doctor :   However the stomach is injured after a binge of alcohool
User :   its on the left
Doctor :   I still need some time
Doctor :   for you to help you
User :   sorry bout that
User :   i got an extra 15mins
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let us complete it fast
User :   yes please
Doctor :   What is the stitch, can you explain it to me
Doctor :   Is it piercing kind of pain?
User :   it usually comes on the left side under my ribs
User :   sometimes i loose appetite of food swell
User :   and my stomach seems to move from side to side apparently feels thats way]
Doctor :   Ok, Do you have any significant problem like burning pain after alcohol or food
Doctor :   Do you vomiting or nausea?
User :   i used to have a burning pain after alcohol it felt acidy and i could not eat much
User :   nowadays its jus a painful stitchy feeling sometimes
User :   ive lost weight since january
Doctor :   How much?
User :   3kgs
User :   but i think tht was because of smoking
Doctor :   It is common to have burning pain after a bout of alcohol.
Doctor :   I suggest you get physical examination by a Doctor and if needed an Ultrasound of the abdomen
Doctor :   Some people have low tolerance
User :   yeah true
Doctor :   So a simple examination rules out anything serious about it
Doctor :   Some tips while taking alcohol
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   1) Consume lot of water during your alcohol intake
Doctor :   2) Keep munching on healthy snacks instead of fried items
Doctor :   3) Moderate consumption of alcohol is good
User :   like salad? and roast meat
Doctor :   not more than 60 ml per day
Doctor :   Yeah
User :   like how many pints?
Doctor :   Salad is good, Baked beans or potato
User :   i used to drink 5-6 pints daily
Doctor :   One large is 60 ml
Doctor :   Do you mean beer?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   You can take a maximum of 300 ml per day
Doctor :   Do not drink and drive
User :   lol
Doctor :   300 ml of beer is half a bottle
User :   i used to have more then that
Doctor :   It is not safe
User :   also doctor how long will it take for this itchiness to fade away
Doctor :   It takes 3 to 4 days
Doctor :   Do not scratch
User :   will it be gone for good
Doctor :   IT all depends on your personal hygiene
User :   ok i get it
User :   thanks doc
User :   so its a smegma infection
Doctor :   It is not infection my dear friend
Doctor :   Do not panic
Doctor :   It is normal to have dried sperm to left on the penis
User :   soo it is nothing serious
User :   but the itchiness is due to?
Doctor :   IT should be cleaned properly twice a day with normal clean water
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because of the remains of the sperm the
Doctor :   itchiness is caused
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