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What does Ketoconazole treat?

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018
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
thanks
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly a fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
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.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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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.
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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.
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What does Ketoconazole treat?

Brief Answer: Possibly a fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hi 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. Regards