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Penis foreskin itches like crazy.. can this be cured.

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Penis foreskin itches like crazy.. can this be cured.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Thanks for your question.
How long you have the itching?
Do you see any rash there?
Have you tried any medication yet?
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
The most common cause of itching in this area would be some type of fungal infection. If this is a short-term problem, you may find benefit from use of one of the over-the-counter antifungal creams. Typically treatment would be required for about 2 weeks.

However, if this is a chronic/ongoing problem; you should see a physician about this. This still could represent a fungal infection or it could represent some type of chronic skin condition such as eczema, contact dermatitis etc.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Can you recommend some of these over the counter products.
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
There are a number of brands including Lotrimin, Lotrimin Ultra, Lamisil, Naftin. There are also generic versions available.