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Treatment for yeast infection on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,I found out that I have severe yeast infection at the moment. I got signs of infection on my penis, underarms, tongue and my buttocks. I knew about infecion onmy penis for few days, but the rest I noyoced today after I spent two days without sleep (my immune system is probably very weak at the moment). The problem is I am on holiday right now and I am coming back home on Tuesday. Should I seek medical help straight away (maybe even now - it ismidnight here) or shall I wait till I come home? is this potentially life threatening situation?
User :   ...
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   let me read your query.
Doctor :   Give your age, location?
User :   31, I asm from London Uk, but at the moment I am on holiday in Slovakia...#
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you send a picture of the affected part?
User :   not really I do not have a camera...I can describe it though...which part you wat me to descrbe??
Doctor :   Which ever is affected?
User :   ok, so penis was affefcted first. it started with one small red dot and it got worse with eacg bath. Ihave about eight red doits on my glans and few red patches on foreskin. I can se which plaque or whatever it si when I am showering.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   undrarm...I noticed an irritation in my right underarm today when I applied antiperspirant. It is red area conssisting of small dots or soemthing similar
User :   tongue
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I got white tongue and it has funny taste...
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   buttocks.I was sleeping ijn tent today on plastic mat and when I woke up I found out I have an irritation on my buttocks it ses to be sthe same thing as underam..
Doctor :   Are those lesion on the body circular?
User :   plus I had irritated stomach today...I couldn't eat for whole felt like it is nit moving...
Doctor :   Are those lesion on the body circular?
User :   no they are not circular, or at least not as circular as those dots on penis...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you tell me the shape, size , number, color, etc?
User :   it ois impossible to say number on buttocks and underamr as it isan area covered in small reddish/brownish dots..
User :   on penis they are bright red dots, quite circular...
User :   there are about eight dost on my penis glans
User :   these doys were sometimes disapearing for short periofd of time, but then reap4eared after bath or masturbation...
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms like pain,itching,etc?
User :   no, I do not feel any pain or itching on penis, but there is itching on underam and buttocks...
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   how serious is this?
Doctor :   It is not serious.
Doctor :   but you have to consult a dermatologist first thing in the morning.
User :   even when Iam experiencing these symptoms on four different palces on my body? plus irritated stomach? O akm afraid fungal infection is going to sprrad really fast in my body..
User :   I will see the doctor in the morning but I am scared to death now...
Doctor :   Since when are you having irritation in the stomach ?
User :   what scares me is the speed with which it spreads...yesterday I had only few dots on my penis and now Ihave four places...also I am scaredthat it is developing inside my body..
User :   I noticed this stomach thing today. I had lots of acid, felt like vomiting when I ate something...even water was problem...stomach was not working at got bit better in the vening...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you tried any antacid for it?
User :   no, Ididn't have an accessto it..
User :   is itnormal that person has fungalinfection on four different places of body??
Doctor :   It can happen.
Doctor :   Fungal are normally found in the different parts of our body.
User :   but why did they start all at once??
User :   and what if they attacked some internal organs??
User :   how fast can fungalinfection spread all over the body?
Doctor :   If they had infected internal parts you will have the symptoms .
Doctor :   related to that part.
User :   I read about systemic yeast infection and I am really scared...
Doctor :   AS is said the fungus is normally present both outside and inside of the body.
Doctor :   I explain the symptoms of systemic infection .
User :   also how long will the treqatmet take? is there going tobe a problem that I will start treatment in different country??
Doctor :   It is usually taken for 14 days.
Doctor :   it is usually given as oral medication.
Doctor :   So even if you start you can take the tablet back to your country.
User :   how about those symptoms of systemic infection>
Doctor :   General symptoms include .
Doctor :   Fever
Doctor :   Loss of appetite
Doctor :   Cough
User :   I do not have fever, but I didn;t eat today...
Doctor :   In lung infection.
User :   I have sort of sore throat..
Doctor :   dry cough, shortness of breath, pain when taking a deep breath and fever
Doctor :   coughing up of blood
User :   ok, I do not have these..
Doctor :   In Bone infection.
User :   how do you see the treatment...are there any possible complications??
Doctor :   Treatment is usually successful.
Doctor :   Unless the patient is suffering from any
User :   also it issatuday, Ia m not sure I willbe able to see dermatologist..can general doctor presribe medicine??
Doctor :   Underling immuno suppressive conditions.
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   general doctor can prescribe medication for it.
User :   so in your opinion it is not that serious condition>
Doctor :   Most probably it is.
User :   so it is seripous? life threatening?
Doctor :   I meant it is not, sorry.
User :   oh ok...thank you...
User :   thanks for your time and help doctor. I really appreciate it.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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