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What causes irritation and itching on penis?

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my penis is having irritating itching
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thank you for query.I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
It is not clear about the following:
Exact site
Any rash or discharge
Does it recurr
Any lymph node swelling
Intercourse history
Burning micturition
Partner history or symptoms
Any other disease or diabetes history
Any treatment taken
Any drug intake
Any allergies
It may be fungal infection or else.
So please send the details with photos of rash if any
I will try to help you
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh

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Follow-up: What causes irritation and itching on penis? 2 hours later
some times penis outer skin having so much itching. When i remove the outer skin then i can found some infected skin(slightly dark and reddish skin). Could you able to provide some effcetive cream for this
Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antifungal lotions.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for query.
By the description given it appears to be fungal infection.
So please clean the area with warm water at least twice daily.
You can apply topical antifungal lotions like clotrimazole or miconazole.
Treat the partner also with antifungal.
You can take oral antifungal like flucanazole weekly once, both partners.
If more itching you can take antihistamine like cetrizine.
Check for diabetes in both.treat accordingly.
You can get back if you need clarification else close the discussion and rate.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh
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