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Swollen penis, Posthitis after circumcision, bacterial ointments - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doc
User :   i am 23 years old, male, 5'10 tall, and about 170 lbs
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have a question about uncircumsized penis
Doctor :   Sure, proceed
User :   i have an uncirumsized one, and recently about 2 days back
User :   i was able to get it all the way back
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   back till it went over and behind the glans
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   as it went back, am not sure, but i guess what it is called is the inner foreskin
User :   whch is between the glans and foreskin
Doctor :   ok,
User :   is kinda swollen (doesnt hurt doesnt pain doesnt smell )
User :   and it doesnt allow the foreskin to slide back over the glans
User :   slighly on the right side there is a lil redness, and on that part i had a lil itchyness last night
Doctor :   Do you see any redness in the affected area ?
User :   which i think wat happnd was a lil blood had come out
User :   ofcourse the glans being in for a lng time, is really sensitive
Doctor :   ok,
User :   and even the "inner foreskin"
User :   doesnt hurt but its a lot sensitive
User :   so am not sure actually whats happening
User :   shuold i wait and let it figure out itself, coz someone told me thats wat happnd to him
Doctor :   ok,
User :   or shud i see a doc
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on the description you gave me i suspect it to be Posthitis ( inflammation of the fore skin )
Doctor :   I would recommend you to see a dermatologist soon
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it may needed to be treated with antibacterial creams to avoid worsening where you may end up having painful ulcers
Doctor :   need*
User :   alright
User :   do u think its an urgent condition
User :   ok
User :   i use a regular gillette body wash
User :   ok
Doctor :   And do not touch the affected area frequently
Doctor :   and do not wash it with harsh soaps
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes, i do consider it to be an urgent issue
User :   and yes as i told u, i was able to get the skin back just 2 days back
User :   ok
Doctor :   as , progression of the infection there may lead to painful condition
User :   before i could get it back, there was a lil bacterial infection on the forskin
Doctor :   avoid applying any soaps or lotions on to it
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok, posthitis is most of times bacterial
User :   i'll try to find out a dermatologist around my area, by the time i get an appointment, do u suggest any creams or anything else ?
Doctor :   is there anything I can help you with ?
User :   alright
User :   thank you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, BACTROBAN or NEOSPORIN cream applied twice daily would help
User :   thank you, thats all me today
User :   for*
Doctor :   but examination and placing you on right antibacterial cream is what i recommend
User :   bye, u havea good day
User :   thnks again
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   Wish you good health
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