Gentle clensing+Antifungal cream+cetrizine
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The signs and symptoms of classical Candidal Balanoposthitis
are Itching, White deposition and Linear Cracks all round on the inner surface of prepuce.
I would like to gather some more information regarding your problem so as to be able to help you better
>Do you have diabetes? Were you recently tested for blood sugar? I need that information because diabetes/high blood sugar predisposes it.
>Are you Married?
>Does your sexual partner suffers from vaginal discharge
or vulval pruritus/itching? I need to know that because you can contract it from your sexual partner if he OR she is infected.
>If Married, is their any History of extramarital sexual contact?
I would advice against using any kind of soap to clean the delicate skin of foreskin and glans.
I would advice against using dettol swabs, spirit, betadine
, savlon etc since they might cause irritation on the delicate skin of glans and prepuce.
Instead you can use just plain water for gentle cleansing.
You can apply a steroid+antifungal cream for a week e.g one containing Beclomethasone+Clotrimazole
would be ideal but you can also use miconizole nitrate & floucinolone acetonide ointment (zole -f ). I think that should be sufficient. Its available OTC.
Can take cetrizine once daily for itching.
Abstain from intercourse for a week till it is cured OR otherwise you can use a condom
If its slow to respond OR recurs again i would advice that you visit your nearby dermatologist
who might prescribe you one of the oral antifungal
agents( either Fluconazole/ Itraconazole
Hope this helps you