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Red spots on penis without symptoms. TROPICAL DISEASE?

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I am hoping to find out what these red spots on my penis are. I am freaking out, a red spot appeared about a week and a half ago and about 2 days ago more appeared. I do not have any other symptoms besides the spots. Can someone tell me what this could be? I travel a lot to Africa, So I am worried this is some type of tropical disease. oh and i am not circumcision (don't know if that is important or not).

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Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 4 Days ago


Thanks for posting your query at
I can understand your concern.

It seems to be yeast infection. It happens in conditions of heat and humidity.
It could also be transmitted through your sexual partner.

I would recommend application of clotrimazole cream twice a day for two weeks. In case it doesn't start improving within a week you will need to visit your dermatologist.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Patient replied :

Thank you for your attention DR Kruti. I haven't had sexual contact for a while but I do masturbate almost every day. I suppose it was transmitted by hand contact, is that possible? I am using some type of anti-bacterial liquid and it seems to have faded a bit. Since I will be travailing home next week, should I use a condom when I have sex with my wife until the spots disappear?

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 3 Days ago


Thanks for your reply.

Yeast infection can occur on its own also in conditions of heat and humidity. I would recommend you to wear a condom till the spots disappear. Its not possible to be transmitted by hand contact. I would recommend application of clotrimazole cream.

Take care

Patient replied :

Hello again DR. Kruti,
At the moment I am not able to acquire clotrimazole cream, I do have with me Fenistil Gel. Can I use this in the meantime?
Thank you for your attention

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 2 Days ago

Clotrimazole is for fungal infection, while Fenistil is for allergies and viral infections.
It is not going to be helpful.
You need to get Clotrimazole.

Patient replied :

Hello again DR. Kruti,
Where I am currently located, the only thing I was able to get closest to Clotrimazole was Terra-Cortril (Said the pharmacy clerk) will this suffice? Since I am here I hope you can help me with this recent problem. Yesterday at lunch time I had practically no apatite to eat and had diarrhea at night, this morning I could barely finish my breakfast with no appetite to eat, today at lunchtime I didn’t even eat, and now at night I have barely any appetite also but I don’t feel sick or feel like throwing up, just no appetite to eat. Could this be at all related to the yeast infection or am I just over thinking and just a problem from something I ate?
Thanks again

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 1 Day ago


Thanks for your reply.

Terra cortril will not help. Miconazole or clotrimazole would be required. I would recommend not applying terra cortril since it contains a steroid cream. The symptoms you mention are not related to the yeast infection. I would recommend you see your physician for the concerns of diarrhea and loss of appetite.

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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