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Are Candid B and Zinc oxide effective for foreskin abrasion due to masturbation?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2015
Question: Hi, I suffer from minor cuts after masturbation or sex under the penis (foreskin area). They only appear and bleed after sex. Can I use candid b or zinc oxide to stop this? I do not have diabetes and have done all test that confirm I do not have STDs.
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is a possibility of Balanitis in your case.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

I can understand your concern.

There is a possibility of Balanitis in your case, which is inflammation of penis fore skin (prepuce) and glans penis.
It may be due to bacterial or fungal infection.
It requires detailed clinical examination to confirm diagnosis.
You may try ointment containing zinc oxide or candid B in case of fungal balanitis.
Avoid sex till it heals completely.
Maintain local hygiene.

Another possibility is tight fore skin (narrowed preputial opening or mild phimosis), which while retraction over glans penis while erection produce mechanical irritation as during sex or masturbation which leads to these types of symptoms.
In such conditions maintain local hygiene.
Try some lubricants during sexual activity.
Regular retraction of prepuce over glans penis to make it lax.
In some cases it may require circumcision.

Also mention your blood tests done with their results.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr. Abhay Mali.




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Are Candid B and Zinc oxide effective for foreskin abrasion due to masturbation?

Brief Answer: There is a possibility of Balanitis in your case. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. There is a possibility of Balanitis in your case, which is inflammation of penis fore skin (prepuce) and glans penis. It may be due to bacterial or fungal infection. It requires detailed clinical examination to confirm diagnosis. You may try ointment containing zinc oxide or candid B in case of fungal balanitis. Avoid sex till it heals completely. Maintain local hygiene. Another possibility is tight fore skin (narrowed preputial opening or mild phimosis), which while retraction over glans penis while erection produce mechanical irritation as during sex or masturbation which leads to these types of symptoms. In such conditions maintain local hygiene. Try some lubricants during sexual activity. Regular retraction of prepuce over glans penis to make it lax. In some cases it may require circumcision. Also mention your blood tests done with their results. Hope this helps you. Regards, Dr. Abhay Mali.