Patient :I have itchy , red 3 patches on left side of my penus, it was there 2 days ago and today it is back again ,it dosnt itch and only dose when i touch the red patch , i have seen it when it is hot and i am very sweaty , after washing and drying i can clearly see the red patches but no skin itchyness or pain but there is some creamy discharge on the rim on left side only.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
You have described it so nicely.
The red patches on the left side of the penis which look red on cleaning and drying and itch only if touched, seen only when its it hot and sweaty indicate that these are due to sort of fungal infection of the skin that develop only on wet and damp areas. Some creamy discharge on the left side only can be due to the same reason.
The treatment is as follows:
Remove the cause:
Clean the area with plain water and keep it dry.
Keep the area aerated whenever possible.
Wear loose underwear preferably of a pure cotton, loose pants too.
Avoid hot and humid places strictly (whenever possible).
When at home and in bed, keep the area open and aerated as it may be possible.
This is the first line of treatment, if this can not be achieved it will be difficult to get the results whatever medicines or lotions you use.
Anti-fungal powder. Use powder as the ointments and lotions will keep the area wet.
No soaps to be used at all.
Oral Anti-fungal tablets.
Multivitamins help rejuvenate the skin.
Antibiotics and metronidazole in low dose only if there is secondary infection (will be decided by your treating Doctor).
You obviously need the prescription and to be valid has to be written by your Doctor, who will also examine you, discuss with him the points I have mentioned and possible can add a point or two.
Follow this and you will be fine.
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