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What causes itching around head of penis?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: The haad of my oenis has been itching for the last two days and especially when i walk and it rubs agiant my boxers and i have necer noticed it look like this in fact it never has is it due to the fact i put ribbing alcohol to try and stop the iyching??
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely due to dryness or fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query and picture. Your problem can be due to dryness or fungal infection. Avoid soaps and irritants like alcohol. You can use warm water or saline to wash the area.

Using ointments containing anti fungal agents like miconazole and corticosteroid like hydrocortisone for local application will be helpful.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (3 minutes later)
I am taking symbicoet inhaler due to a severe case if bronchitis to help me breathe better mt doctor yold me it could cause a yeast infection could tha be the case here because the bery tip of my penis itches as well basically the whole head
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it can be yeast (fungal ) infection.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up query.

Taking corticosteroid can cause yeast (fungal ) infection. Your problem can be due to that. Antifungal ointments like miconazole for local application will be helpful for this.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (4 hours later)
So its a combination of a yeast infection and being dry due to me having put alcohol to help the thw itc and between the two that is why it itches the way that it is?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be yeast infection and dryness.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up.

Alcohol is an irritant for genital area. so better avoid it. Antifungal creams or ointments will be helpful for your problem. Emollient cream can be used for dryness also.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (1 minute later)
Ok wgat is emollient cream?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is a moisturiser.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up query.

Emollient cream is a moisturising cream containing liquid paraffin. It is good for dryness and itching due to dryness.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (2 minutes later)
Thabk you
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.

Let me know if you have any further queries.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes itching around head of penis?

Brief Answer: Most likely due to dryness or fungal infection. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM. I have gone through your query and picture. Your problem can be due to dryness or fungal infection. Avoid soaps and irritants like alcohol. You can use warm water or saline to wash the area. Using ointments containing anti fungal agents like miconazole and corticosteroid like hydrocortisone for local application will be helpful. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.