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Itchy, painful red rash on genital without discharge.

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Hi i had some red rash on my genital mainly on the head of my penis. And i really didnt think anyhting of it at first but now it has spread to the shaft of the penis and also the tip of the penis. it is itchy and painful now its almost leathery to the touch and cracks and peels.. I thought it is a yeast infection that has just got really bad. but ive never had a yeast infection and there is no discharge when peeing but it hurts cause of the cracking around the head. just worried..

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query. I can understand your concern. I reviewed the pictures.

You seem to be having an eczema associated with yeast infection. The other possible diagnosis is lichen planus.

I would like to know a few details -

1. Since how long is it present?

2. Is it on any other parts of the body?

3. Is it itchy?

I would recommend application of cortisone cream mixed with clotrimazole cream twice a day for two weeks.

Please let me know the answers to my queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

1) It started about i wanna say a month ago around has got worse. 2) its only on my genitals (head and shaft) 3) Its itchy and it cracks painful Creams are not working ive used cortisone and even yeast creams Monistat what females use i heard men can use burns to badly..


Thanks for your reply.

I understand your concern. I would recommend application of creams as i suggested. Also oral anti fungal like fluconazole will be helpful in resolving the yeast infection.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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