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What causes soreness and irritation in penis?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I have a sore irritation on my penis and has been there for several weeks booked doctors appointment but have to wait 4 weeks sometimes its very sore any advice please
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
candidial balanitis is most likely possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached photographs also.
It seems that you have got fungal infection of skin involving the genitalia known as Candidial Balanitis. It is characterised by red colored rash over the affected area. The rash may be associated with itch or soreness. It is more common in Diabetics and those who sweat more. It can also be acquired by sexual contact from infected partner.
In such cases, I prefer to advise topical antifungals like clotrimazole cream / miconazole cream and tablet fluconazole to my patients. The dose of fluconazole depends on body weight and age . It is a prescription drug so I will advise you to visit your doctor in person for clinical examination and prescription.
You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (17 minutes later)
Is this the only thing it could be nothing else ??
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Herpes progenitalis is another possibility

Detailed Answer:
One anoyher differential for your symptoms is viral infection of genitalia known as Herpes progenitalis. It is associated with fluid filled lesions or erosions on genitalia. But from the images, it looks like Balanitis to me.
I hope I am able to solve your query.
Stay healthy.
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What causes soreness and irritation in penis?

Brief Answer: candidial balanitis is most likely possibility Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached photographs also. It seems that you have got fungal infection of skin involving the genitalia known as Candidial Balanitis. It is characterised by red colored rash over the affected area. The rash may be associated with itch or soreness. It is more common in Diabetics and those who sweat more. It can also be acquired by sexual contact from infected partner. In such cases, I prefer to advise topical antifungals like clotrimazole cream / miconazole cream and tablet fluconazole to my patients. The dose of fluconazole depends on body weight and age . It is a prescription drug so I will advise you to visit your doctor in person for clinical examination and prescription. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care