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What does Ketoconazole treat?

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Dr. Indranil Ghosh


Practicing since :2004

Answered : 1467 Questions

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Cancer
Question: I have a condition on the head of my penis that my doctor prescribe ketoconazole 2% for. its not std he says
I've been using it about a month. It seems to have finally begin to heal noticeable
please give some feed back
Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibly a fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

As the doctor prescribed ketoconazole and it is healing, most likely it is a fungal infection. This is not considered STD.

To confirm, we can do scraping examination but now it may not show anything, as it is healing.

Overall, nothing to worry.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 10 minutes later
I suppose I was concerned because of the amount of time that it was taking to heal.Was wondering also if it could have something to with enlarged prostate condition that I am also being treated for Slight burning when urinated occasionally also.
Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes it has taken some time

Detailed Answer:
But even then, as long as it is healing I won't worry.

It is not related to the prostate condition in all probability.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

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