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What causes inflammation and peeling of skin on penis?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: I am on vacation. I take medications for HSV 2. I have not had a break out in over two years
My penis go really red and the tip had skin that was peeling off.
It is also white colored around the mushroom
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Candidal balanitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. I would keep a possibility of Candidal balanitis.

I would suggest you to use an OTC topical antifungal e.g clotrimazole cream, twice daily for a week.

Single dose of an oral antifungal e.g fluconazole 150 mg is also curative.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (21 minutes later)
How do I get a Single dose of an oral antifungal e.g fluconazole 150 mg is also curative?
Is it prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Clotrimazole cream is OTC

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Fluconazole is a prescription drug. You need to get a prescription for it from your local practitioner.

However, clotrimazole cream is available OTC and is equally effective. It is to be applied twice daily for a week

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes inflammation and peeling of skin on penis?

Brief Answer: Candidal balanitis Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. I would keep a possibility of Candidal balanitis. I would suggest you to use an OTC topical antifungal e.g clotrimazole cream, twice daily for a week. Single dose of an oral antifungal e.g fluconazole 150 mg is also curative. Regards