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What causes pain, redness and itchiness in penis?

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Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015
Question: I AM HAVING SOME KIND OF INFECTION IN PENIS
I AM GETTING WHITE DEPOSIT COVER ON THE TOP OF PENIS
PENIS ALSO HAS TURNED RED AND ITCHING
HAVING LOT OF PAIN WHILE PULLING MY FORESKIN
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send details of the condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting your query.

After analyzing your query, the various symptoms indicates towards fungal infection of the affected area.

In order to help you best I request you to kindly provide certain important details :

- Since how long you have this condition.

- Is it for the first time you have got this problem or are gettingit recurrently.

- Are you Sexually active. If yes then is there any history of white discharge in your partner.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY & Sexually transmitted diseases
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (54 minutes later)
This problem is for last 4 days.
this is first time I m having this problem.
I m sexually not much active as my wife is living at different location
there is no history of white discharge
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Meet a dermatolgist and maintain good hygine till that time.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back and thanks for your swift follow up with further details.

After analyzing your complete query with diligence I can make out that you are suffering from candidal (fungal) infection of the glans penis area and there might be secondary infection at the affected area.

More specifically this is related to the hygiene especially in uncircumcised males. It is more common to find moist area at glans penis and frenulum (skin covering the glans penis) area which favors the growth of fungus. The fungus can be grown directly in an individual or by infection from the partner.

In your kind of situation it is quite important to treat the infection promptly and a close inspection to see the area for any secondary infection. For that I suggest you to meet a dermatologist near you and get yourself examined in person.

I additionally suggest you to get your blood sugar test done. As marginally raised blood sugar can also cause your kind of condition.

Till the time you meet a doctor I suggest you to wash your penile area for two times in a day. You can use a mild soap to wash the area. Wash it very gently and properly.

- As you are uncircumcised so it is quite important to retract your skin fully backwards and then wash the area.

- Wear cotton undergarments. Change these two times a day.

- Do not wear any synthetic or tight garments.

- To relieve the itching you can take an antihistamine such as cetrizine or loratadine one to two times.

I hope this information will help you.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (13 hours later)
Can u suggest any cream or lotion for applying. as the foreskin is paining a lot and itcjing. the skin also has turned red
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Mupirocin cream can be applied.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome back and thanks for your further follow up.
As the area is paining so it might be secondarily infected. In such cases a gentle washing as suggested before is quite important.

A cream containing Mupirocin (such as T bact cream ) can be applied over the affected area in a very thin layer till you personally meet a dermatologist.

For itching you can take Tab loratadine ( such as lorfast ) for two times.

With regards,

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain, redness and itchiness in penis?

Brief Answer: Kindly send details of the condition. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting your query. After analyzing your query, the various symptoms indicates towards fungal infection of the affected area. In order to help you best I request you to kindly provide certain important details : - Since how long you have this condition. - Is it for the first time you have got this problem or are gettingit recurrently. - Are you Sexually active. If yes then is there any history of white discharge in your partner. Hope to hear soon from your side. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD-DERMATOLOGY & Sexually transmitted diseases