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My question is... I am not circumcised and I have

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Question: My question is... I am not circumcised and I have these red marks on the head of my penis and it itches. I have been using anti bacterial soap 2 times daily for the past 2 days and it does not seem to do any good. I am 85 and there has been no sexual activity for the past few yrs. What can I treat this with and how?...J. Weinberg
                                                       
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Use a topical antifungal

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Perhaps it is a yeast infection i.e Candida Albicans. Yeast infection is usually itchy.
I'd suggest you use an OTC topical antifungal e.g Clotrimazole 1% cream, twice daily for a few days. Avoid using soap on glans, use plain water to clean the area.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if you need any more assistance.


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Brief Answer: Use a topical antifungal Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Perhaps it is a yeast infection i.e Candida Albicans. Yeast infection is usually itchy. I'd suggest you use an OTC topical antifungal e.g Clotrimazole 1% cream, twice daily for a few days. Avoid using soap on glans, use plain water to clean the area. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.