Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Do you have any itching?
Do you notice any redness?
this is likely fungal infection.
dry peeling skin also
You can try over the counter ointments --clotrimazole and hydrocortisone.
also have at base of penis
Both ointments should be applied twice daily for 5 days.
ok this is common from fungal infection.
heat and sweat cause this.
you believe this is a fungal infection?
what brand of cream would you use?
clotrimazole ( lotrimin), and hydrocortisone ( cortizone)
I have used lotrimin and it has not helped
would a pick help you? maybe could be yeast infection?
you need to use both together.
only lotrimin ma not help.
yes you can post a pic?
thanks for the pics.
This is more likely eczema.
Eczema is different from fungal infection.
Hence, lotrimin will not help.
You need a strong steroid cream like prescription strength fluocinolone.
However, over the counter Cortizone may be tried.
But I will suggest you to try prescription cream after discussing with your doctor.
do not have a doctor
you can try cortizone for a week.
If that does not help, then you can go to the urgent care or walk in clinic for prescription strength cream.
doyou still think it could be a fungal infection?
that is less likely --looks more likely eczema.
anything else it could be?
No --not likely.
so I should try lotrimin and cortisone for a week and if that does not help go get a prescription?
Usually it will in most cases.
avoid applying soap.
and you should consider changing to a soft detergent like Tide.
what should wash with just water?
warm water should be fine.
ok thank you. should I follow up with you in a week?
Yes I am glad to do that.
what is best way to follow up?
I will set that up for you.
ok thank you
Please rate the chat Good or Excellent, if you are satisfied with our conversation and do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile: http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/