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Suggest treatment for redness and itching on the penis

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Posted on Wed, 6 Sep 2017
Question: Hi. I have red itchy skin on my penis, the area just behind the head. It came on about 2 months ago. When I put skin lotion on, it burns for several seconds then feels better for a while. I'm 78 years old, have had no sexual contact for 2 or 3 years and am in good health otherwise. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yeast infection, topical antifungal & antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
According to your complaints it could be yeast infection.
I would recommend to apply topical antifungal like clotrimazole cream or miconazole cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks and take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily at bedtime.
This should resolve your problem.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Yeast infection, topical antifungal & antihistaminic Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic According to your complaints it could be yeast infection. I would recommend to apply topical antifungal like clotrimazole cream or miconazole cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks and take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily at bedtime. This should resolve your problem. Regards Dr Asmeet