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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: i have a darkish color to my penis and testicles and also have an itch in the area what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed fungal infection.
Your description is suggestive of that.
I treat such cases with a topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole to be applied twice daily for a month.
It is safe and effective and usually available over the counter.
You can try this.
To control itch you can take an antihistamine tablet like cetrizine.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 28 minutes later
is there a cream that could help for the itch, i would rather not use a tablet, also is there any side effects to the cream you recommended. thank you so much for your answer i really appreciate it XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
No side effects

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Clotrimazole does not have any side effects.
It will control the fungal infection as well as itch.
Try it.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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