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Suggest remedies for tight, white and peeling foreskin

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I have recently noticed in the last few years my foreskin has become tighter and white and peeling, I have tried ointment such as Daktacort to no sucess


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I have recently noticed in the last few years my foreskin has become tighter and white and peeling, I have tried anti fungal ointment such as Daktacort however it has made no difference.
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Anti-fungal ointment should be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i can understand your anxiety.

Reviewed the two photos.
The appearance is like that of a candidal infection or severe balanitis.
That's infection of the penis head and foreskin.

Stop using Daktacort immediately.It's a steroid,that worsens the infection.
You'll need to apply anti-candidal ointment,over the penis head.
Avoid unprotected sex.
Maintain good penile hygiene.
Avoid moisture over the penis.

If you've had sex with multiple partners,do the STD panel blood tests and RBS.

There're several anti-fungal ointments,like,fluconazole,ketoconazole,nystatin,etc.
Get it prescribed by your doctor or licensed pharmacist.

Wish you well.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.

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Follow up: Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (26 minutes later)
Hello,

Thank you for your answer, I will look to getting an anti fungal ointment immediately, how long would I have to use the ointment for? I know some reccomend 2 weeks after symptoms have cleared?

Thanks and regards
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No fixed duration for use.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

You're welcome.
You can look at the penis head and decide for yourself,duration of treatment.
Do not use any other antibiotics or steroid based creams.
Don't apply ointment after it has cleared completely.

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Wish you well.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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Brief Answer: Anti-fungal ointment should be used. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist,i can understand your anxiety. Reviewed the two photos. The appearance is like that of a candidal infection or severe balanitis. That's infection of the penis head and foreskin. Stop using Daktacort immediately.It's a steroid,that worsens the infection. You'll need to apply anti-candidal ointment,over the penis head. Avoid unprotected sex. Maintain good penile hygiene. Avoid moisture over the penis. If you've had sex with multiple partners,do the STD panel blood tests and RBS. There're several anti-fungal ointments,like,fluconazole,ketoconazole,nystatin,etc. Get it prescribed by your doctor or licensed pharmacist. Wish you well. Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.