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Suggest treatment for redness and inflammation in the penis

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Dr. Rahul Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Men's Health
Question: penis is red and inflamed -- a doctors aid said it is fungus and prescribed "ketoconazole" which is not working - could it be a yeast infection?not a follow up but additional --- some swelling of foreskin; tender to touch;
when will i receive diagonis?

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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Use antifungal medication

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Fungal infection is same as yeast infection.
It is the commonest infection of foreskin.
You need treatment with combination of oral and topical antifungal medication.
Oral fluconazole 150 mg per week for 2 weeks and ointment clotrimazole to be applied twice daily for two weeks gives good relief.
It is safe and effective.
You can try this.
Try to keep the area clean.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.

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