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hi doctor, i have been diagnosed with balanitis. i have tried

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hi doctor, i have been diagnosed with balanitis. i have tried almost everything and no results. it happened some 6 months ago after having unprotected oral sex. can you help? my fiance is coming and i need this thing gone. i will never cheat again.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Y :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I look forward to working with you.

Customer: thanks
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
Can you post a picture of the area in question? (You may have to email customer service for help in this)

Does the area hurt?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
im sorry my wifi is having problems. im switching to wired connection. one miunte
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok im up, how do i enter the chat again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

you asked for photos so im going to send you the pregression of how it got this bad.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

by the way it itches like hell sometimes

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
OK, well the only way I can provide any meaningful help is to see a picture of what is going on.
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Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
You need to email customer service the pictures and they will forward to me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok one sec, ill do that now. i will do the photos in progression so you can see how bad it got.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok doc, pictures have been sent. At the moment the skin around the head of the penis is dry. when i had a shower the dry skin mostly came off and now the itching and burning have returned.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

my biggest fear is my sex life and my fiancé.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

have you seen photos?

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
OK. I will get back with you as soon as I hear from customer service
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thanks

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
no problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi doc, have customer service sent you the photos. Sorry to be a pain but I'm really desperate.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
No they have not. I will respond as soon as they send them to me.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
I finally received the pictures and looked at all of them. THis does not look like any STD that I am aware of. THis does just look like a severe case of balanitis and you may need to be treated with a more potent prescription topical steroid called clobetazole for 4-6 weeks to try to get this skin to heal. You probably need to apply some moisturizing lotion such as Eucerin cream to the area as well. Hope this helps.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Doctor,


 


Thanks for the answer. I just got the results back from the biopsy and there was some fungus present apparently. So should i continue with the clotrimazole as well or should i move to another form of anti-fungal medication. 2 days ago the skin on the side of my penis was very itchy and looked swollen. Then the next day it was dry. Also I don't know if you noticed but on the side just under neath the head of the penis is a small sore. It's quite painful. but im not sure if its a backterial infection or not.

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
If there is fungus present, then you should continue the clotrimazole for at least 4-6 weeks, or until it clears up. This does not look like a bacterial infection. If looks like balanitis from a fungal infection.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok, is it possible that i screwed up and made the yeast stronger? i am really worried. I hope this doesn't become a life long infection. it would destroy my sex life.

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
No, the yeast did not become stronger. It is just not completely treated. You need to continue to use the clotrimazole until it clears up.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doc,

It appears that it has spread to my shaft.

The head is not as dry as before since I stopped using soap but there is a rash on the shaft now. i am wondering if it has spread there.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
If you think it has spread, you should see a doctor for a repeat exam to confirm what this may be. But you may need to apply the cream to the shaft as well.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok So do i still need to use the mosturizing lotion as well with the anti fungal?

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
I can't tell without being able to examine you. You need to see a doctor for an exam to determine this. But you probably need to continue the antifungal, not the moisturizer

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