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Suggest remedy for persistent rashes on penis

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: What causes rash on penis . I tried Clotrimazole cream for 6 months and it goes and comes back. There is dry skin also .
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs assessment , evaluation and work up

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Not every rash on penis is fungal. Clotrimazole alone does not work. There are many things that can cause a penile rash like genital warts, syphilis, fordyce spots, jock itch, molluscum contagiosum, balanitis, infections of foreskin if uncircumcised like phimosis and paraphimosis etc. Lichen planus, psoriasis , scabies and genital herpes are some other possibilities.

So if there is a persistent itch not responding to any medication then it is likely worth evaluation to rule out other possibilities i mentioned above . Seek a dermatologist or an infectious disease specialist and let them have a look at your penile rash and decide what it is.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Suggest remedy for persistent rashes on penis

Brief Answer: Needs assessment , evaluation and work up Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Not every rash on penis is fungal. Clotrimazole alone does not work. There are many things that can cause a penile rash like genital warts, syphilis, fordyce spots, jock itch, molluscum contagiosum, balanitis, infections of foreskin if uncircumcised like phimosis and paraphimosis etc. Lichen planus, psoriasis , scabies and genital herpes are some other possibilities. So if there is a persistent itch not responding to any medication then it is likely worth evaluation to rule out other possibilities i mentioned above . Seek a dermatologist or an infectious disease specialist and let them have a look at your penile rash and decide what it is. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan