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I noticed red spots on my penis. I have oral sex about 20 days ago. When I woke up my uvula was swollen. it healed after a few days by using penicillin which i had left over from my strep throat. I just noticed these spots about a week ago. It doesnt hurt or anything but when i saw it, thats when it started to hurt. Im not sure what this is. I would be happy to send a picture of it. Im not sure if this is herpes because i never felt any irritation until i noticed it. Im not sure if this is all in my head
Hi. Apologies in advance for the long message, but I will try to give as much information as possible.
I've been having problems with some sort of irritation that affects my foreskin and scrotum.
I am male,30, uncircumsised. Have a regular girlfriend, and we are having unprotected sex on a very frequent basis.
Sometimes my foreskin is red and sore after sex, but it has always been like that. This is something that goes away if I leave it alone for 2-3 days usually.
I decided to have it looked at out of curiosity, and the doctor asked me to take flucloxacillin for a week.
After taking the medicine for four days, I experienced something that had never happened to me before.
I had sex with my girlfriend and fell asleep. My scrotum started to feel very itchy, and in my sleep I scratched it. The next morning my foreskin was itchy too. Throughout the day my foreskin started swelling, really badly.
I went to the doctor and they thought it was probably some allergic reaction, due to its acute nature. I thought it might be because I had a glass of beer last night, and it reacted with my medication. They asked me to take Co-amoxiclav for a couple of weeks.
After a couple of days the swelling on my foreskin started to subside. I took the medication for two weeks.
The night after I finished my two week course, I had drinks with friends. The next days my scrotum was all red and itchy again. I thought it was because of the alcohol again.
I went to the doctor and he asked me to apply Daktacort cream for a week. I did that, and 2-3 weeks afterwards had no issues.
On Monday night I had sex with my girlfriend (she was on her period), and I woke up with an itchy red patch on the left side of my foreskin again. It started swelling, and I went home to wash it and apply Daktacort cream again.
It didn't swell as badly as the last time, and after one day it started to get better. I don't know if that's due to the daktacort cream though, or because, unlike the previous time, now I was careful enough not to do things that would irritate it. Also, this time I didn't have any alcohol the night before, so I am assuming I was wrong when suspecting that as a contributing factor.
Now however the left side of my scrotum is red and itchy again. Not sure if I should apply some cream or if that would make it worse.
Your advice is much appreciated, as this is affecting my personal life in a very frustrating way. Please note that I never had this issue with the swelling and/or itchy red scrotum in the past, before taking this medication, and now it happened again even though I have stopped taking the medication.
Candidal posthitis; upload photographs
Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic
I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have a fair idea about your problem.
The salient points that I can make out from the history are:
- Red and itchy foreskin...
May be Balanoposthitis
Tip of the penis is not the site for ringworm infestation.
This may be a problem called balanoposthitis.
I hope you have a single sex partner.
The effective treatment is as follows:
Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and...
Please give more details and a photograph/image
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
I would like to know a few more details so that I can assist you in the best possible way:
- Your age please.
- Since when have you started getting this problem?
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Thanks for posting your query.
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