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Red spots on my penis

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red spots on my penis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Do you have associated itching,pain?
Are they located on shaft or head of penis?
History of unprotected sex?
Penile discharge?
Duration of symptoms?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?
Thanks.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had itching pain around thighs and scrotum..tried rubbing alcohol..foreskin hard to pull back, dry. skin was dry and formed small cuts when foreskin pulled back..... no penile discharge. just finish course of antibiotics for colon infection, have hsv type 2. did notice outbreak on shaft, where i usually get the hsv 2 outbreak... the red spots are penis head first time i have seen this..no diabetes..otherwise healthy..
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Sorry I wasn't on when you first posted this question. We can continue after this if you'd like
This sounds like balanitis--a yeast-type penis infection. While you could try Lotrimin cream three times a day for a week for this, it would be better to have a doctor look at it and give you a prescription for ketoconazole cream