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Is Neosporin Effective For Swollen Penis Foreskin?

Hello doc,I have a slightly swollen foreskin, it is red and slightly itching if touched..otherwise neutral. I was concerned, so I used an antibiotic ointment (exactly the same as Neosporin).Can I still have sexual relations with my partner?Should I be using neosporin?
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
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Hi,

If you had unprotected sex - need to rule out sexually transmitted infection. If not it can be due to fungal infection since you say it's itchy. No Neosporin won't help if its fungal infection.

Share a picture for confirmation. You should not have sex with your partner until you clear out infection or you can spread the infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr S.R.Raveendran, Sexologist
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Is Neosporin Effective For Swollen Penis Foreskin?

Hi, If you had unprotected sex - need to rule out sexually transmitted infection. If not it can be due to fungal infection since you say it s itchy. No Neosporin won t help if its fungal infection. Share a picture for confirmation. You should not have sex with your partner until you clear out infection or you can spread the infection. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr S.R.Raveendran, Sexologist