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    What causes red patches on the penis?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Hi,

I am a black circumcised male and I have red patches on my penis. There has been no blood and I do not have an STI. some of the patches are raised and some are flat. It is a little bit sore and sometimes a bit dry. I have tried 2 types of anti fungal cream but it has got worse instead of getting better. Does the redness indicate infection? Do I need antibiotics? I would like your advice please. Thanks.
Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't apply Daktarin again.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern.

Do follow the underlined steps :

1. Get examined by an Urologist or skin specialist.
2. Get blood routine, RBS,creatinine,platelets,LFT,VDRL,HIV and HbsAg done.
3. Don't apply Daktarin again.
4. Maintain good penile hygiene.
5. Check your groin area,to see if you've any swellings there.
6. Avoid intercourse, till treatment of this lesion is over.

You may send the reports here,for an expert opinion.
Kindly mention,if this is the first episode and if you're on any other medication.
Wish you good health.

Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 11 minutes later

Is it possible that antibiotics can help?

Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotic may help in some situations.

Detailed Answer:

Without seeing your examination reports, it's difficult to opine on antibiotic treatment.
Antibiotics are sufficient, in some of the lesions.
Kindly follow my advice, in previous reply.

Wish you well.

Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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