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What causes itchy penis with red spots?

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Dr. Geetika Paul

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: m suffering from etching on my penis, there are two light red spots causing etching. also i some white marks on testicles area causing etching.
otherwise i have no problem in sex and urine discharge.
please advice me about the matter.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mild fungal infection , take treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I have seen the attached picture .
You seem to have developed a fungal infection of the penild region called candida .
You need to keep the affected area clean and dry .
Apply an antifungal cream like canestan or candid cream over the affected areas twice a day for atleast two weeks.
Do not apply any other cream or oil over it.
Wear cotton undergarments .
The infection should heal in about ten days.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul 5 hours later
Is there any other test I need to go for
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No need to get investigated

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

No . I don't think there is any need to get any test done right now.
This is a very minor infection of the genitals and is not essentially sexually transmitted . It heals quickly on taking proper treatment .

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Do I have to take any anibiotic medicine
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Only topical treatment should help

Detailed Answer:
Your problem is basically that of a fungal infection. In this case, topical medicines are usually sufficient .
Only in some severe cases, oral antifungals like fluconazole have to be given.
There is no need of oral antibiotics since it is not a bacterial infection .
In penile infections by candida , topical treatment is mostly sufficient , so I really don't think there is any need to worry.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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