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    Suggest treatment for red spots at the tip of penis

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello my friend has an issue he is very worried about. He woke up the next with the tip of his pinnes full of red dots. He doesnt have any fever, it itch a bit.

Please advice if this looks loke herpes or something else?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Candidal balanitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

i am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have reviewed the image.

This looks like candidal balanitis. This is a yeast infection.
Does nt look like herpes.
I suggest that he uses a topical antifungal cream e.g clotrimazole 1%cream twice daily for a week.
In addition i would also suggest single dose of an oral antifungal e.g fluconzole 150mg tablet.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
He is using cortizone 10 would that help him as well? The flucondozle i willbget him tomorrow. Also how did get a yeast infection ? If he has sex with a girl that has ot does he get it?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use clotrimazole cream rather than cortisone (hydrocortisone) cream

Detailed Answer:

Cortisone is a topical steroid i.e hydrocortisone. That will not work.
I suggested clotrimazole 1% cream. It is an otc product and you should be able to find it.
Yes, in addition to clotrimazole cream, fluconazole would work fine for his candidal balanitis.
It is possible that he acquired candidal / yeast infection due to sexual contact. However, candidal balanitis is is not an STD and it can sometimes arise 'de novo'

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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