What does a split under the penis head with redness and irritation indicate?
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To recapitulate: Male / 46 - split under the head of the penis - redness and irritation on the skin on and under the head - applying Canesten HC for weeks - works temporary and flares back on stopping.
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- Are your diabetic?
- Are you sexually active? If yes, any problems your partner have?
- Which Doctor did you consult, I mean Family Physician or a Specialist?
- Any urinary complaints?
- Are there similar lesions anywhere else on the body?
The most probable causes are:
- Any skin lesion like lichen or so.
I would advise you the following:
The effective treatment is as follows:
Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer.
you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it.
A course of antibiotic and Metronidazole ( you need a valid prescription) orally for 5 to 7 days and a single dose of oral anti-fungal tablet should help you to get a cure.
Please get your Blood Sugar checked.
If you are sexually active , your partner too needs to take the same treatment.
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