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I am 73 years old. I have swollen foreskin which has enclosed

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I am 73 years old. I have swollen foreskin which has enclosed the head of the penis and keeps it from coming out. The head, I don't believe is swollen, but the foreskin is extremely sore and red. I have applied Monistat 7 to the area and have recieved some relief from soreness and perhaps the swelling has gone down some. I also applied some ice last night and seemingly it felt less sore and burning. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Owen :

Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Owen :

Do you have any discharge, or just 'crusting'?

Dr. Owen :

Is this getting better with the Monistat (miconazole)?

Dr. Owen :

Is the foreskin red on the outside or inside?

JACUSTOMER-on22oktx- :

No discharge or crusting. Some of the burning and irritation seems to be better. Burning while urinating has stopped.

Dr. Owen :

GReat - then this could very well be a yeast /fungal infection

Dr. Owen :

And, use the Monistat for about 3 to 7 days total to erradicate all the fungal elements.

Dr. Owen :

If you have any worsening of symptoms, then you should get this evaluated by your doctor.

Dr. Owen :

I hope this helps

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Thank you

JACUSTOMER-on22oktx- :

Red on the outside the best I can tell.

Dr. Owen :

Okay - just apply the monistat there for about 3 to 7 days - and given what you have said it should continue to improve

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Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
If you do not improve by next week - then you should see your doctor to get this further evaluated.
I hope this helps
THank you\