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Red, painless sores on the penis and shaft. Prescribed methyl prednisolone, oral steroid, no help. Any better treatment ?

I have red, painless nodules/sores on the glans penis (two of them) and one on the shaft of my penis. I suspected that it could have been an allergic reaction to some new fabric softener sheets for our laundry. My physician prescribed methylprednisolone , an oral steroid, and didn t so much as look at the rash. At first, I thought I had scabies due to overall itching to everywhere on my body (the sores on my penis do not itch), but the physician said that it was unlikely because I had no rash or itching on hands or feet. The rash doesn t seem to be going away and still looks inflamed at times. I m also using hydrocortisone cream 1% on the sores twice a day, The healing process, if they re healing at all, seems to be taking a while. Any suggestions as to a better diagnosis or a better treatment?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Hi painless sores on the penis and shaft can be can be caused by any bacterial infection also if partner is suffering from white discharge.or due to diabetes.
First rule out diabetes as it is commonest cause of balanitis.Then treat the condition with azithromycin 500 mg two tablets on day one and one tablet daily once for 5 days.and application of fudic cream twice daily
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