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What casues itching on penis?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: I have a itchy penis for almost 6 months now. No rash, no blister..nothing just itchy. I had no sex for over last 2 years..the itchiness came just 6 months bfor from today...i applied some skin cream n it helps a bit but once i stop it comes again...earlier it was very itchy now it is very less but still itchy...
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Check your blood sugar to rule out Diabetes,

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have itching of the penis since last couple of months ,

In absence of any positive history of unprotected sex many a times itching of the penis is a presenting symptom of Diabetes

Please get your blood sugar levels test on empty stomach and 2 hours<after lunch to rule out diabetes and revert back with reports .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,
I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.


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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (59 minutes later)
can it be a fungal infection like balanitis and all? Since I did not have any sex for almost 2.5 years now and even have test for chlaymidia and other stds. And it is consistent for 6 months, i don't think any other disease make your penis itchy for that long unless it is fungal infection. Please let me know

2.5 years now and even have test for chlaymidia and other stds which all came negative during that time
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection is common in Diabetic persons.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for for follow up.
The fungal infection of genitals is common in person with Diabetes ,Hence it is better to get blood sugar estimation done to rule out Diabetes.

You can take anti fungal medication like Fluconozole along with topical anti fungal jelly for local application.

Get the prescription of medicines from your family Physician..

Thanks and Regards,
Dr.Patil.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (5 minutes later)
Thanks for the prompt reply. Do i have to go through any test since i am out of sexual realtionship for a long time and nothing happened nor symptoms occurred during that time or even now except the itchy penis.

Also should I apply extra virgin coconut oil?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You have to get Blood Sugar tests done.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up.
I would gain re-emphasize to do blood sugar tests to rule out Diabetes irrespective of your sexual activities.
Thanks and Regards,
Dr.Patil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What casues itching on penis?

Brief Answer: Check your blood sugar to rule out Diabetes, Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have itching of the penis since last couple of months , In absence of any positive history of unprotected sex many a times itching of the penis is a presenting symptom of Diabetes Please get your blood sugar levels test on empty stomach and 2 hours<after lunch to rule out diabetes and revert back with reports . Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.