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Foreskin area is tight, shrunken with white skin. INFECTION?

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This is Lakmal. I hv problem with my penis foreskin.
am 36 yeas old, and am getting medicine for diabetic , last 2 yeas time am suffering this,
there is no issue earlier and this is suddenly happen, foreskin area is very tight and shrieked, all inside skin is white and look inflection
Pls help me on this



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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Diabetic patients are prone too fungal infection, so as you mentioned it is whitish and there is infection, it seems to be candidal balanitis.
You need to apply Clotrimazole ointment for the same at least twice daily for 2 weeks.
It is better you get it physically examined by an urologist, because if the skin is too tight, he can decide whether circumcision will be a good option for you. Excessively tight skin causes accumulation of smegma, leading too more infections.

Patient replied :

thanks for your quick reply,
i check internet regarding candidal balanitis and its almost very close to my problem as well.
pls see attached image for your review, can you pls advise any medicine i can use for recover this, cream / tablet
Pls help me on this ..

You need to ensure your sugar levels are fine. otherwise this won't get better.
Also, Clotrimazole ointment twice daily will help in healing of this.
If it does not get better, oral antifungal tablets can be tried.

Patient replied :

thanks for your reply
could you pls advise how many tablets i hv to tack.
If u can send me resorption it will help me to get this fm pharmacy, otherwise they will refuse to issue .

I asked you to get Clotrimazole ointment, please read the post carefully.
Clotrimazole can be bought over the counter.
If it does not help, then you can buy Tab. Diflucan 100 mg once daily for a week.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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