Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Have type 2 diabetes. History of thrush on penis. Have itchy lump on penis. Help

Hi doctor,Iam extremely worried and too embarrassed to tell my doctor,I am type 2 diabetic and have had thrush on my penis before but it dissapeared on its own when i wash and dried correctly.However i now have a problem where my foreskin is cutting across its self and i have a very small itchy lump where the cut is.I only have one female sexual partner of 15 years and dont have regular sex,There is no blood or discharge i am more worried about the cut across the foreskin,Please can you help?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  26
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Benburger,
Thanks for writing your query.

Wound healing is delayed in diabetes, so the wound should be properly taken care of.
You should also monitor your blood sugar levels and try to control them, if elevated.

You should wash your wound daily with clean water and apply locally antiseptic lotion or cream like povidone-iodine on the wound.

Also take oral antibiotic like ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day along with metronidiazole 400 mg thrice a day.

You should get yourself examined by your doctor and discuss with him before starting any medicine.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor