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Fungal infections of the penis and foreskin

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I find flakes on my penis when i rub it which i wash it regularly. sometimes i find cut on my foreskin upon sliding it back, which itches amd makes me scratch more. i feel relieved when i move my foreskin up and down but the itching still remains. tingling effect stays even if i dont do anything. also on curve after i slide my forskin back, i saw red spots, which later develops into cuts. so far i manage to control it by using ointments like betadine etc. Just to add i had same situation some 8-10 years back when i was single.
Can you please help what this means. My sexual life is normal. let me know if you want to know something more.


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replied December 27th, 2008
Penis Answer A5176
Current medical status: none so far
Current medical treatment: ointments such as betadine, soframycin for external application.

According to the symptoms you describe, you might be experiencing a fungal infection of the penis and the foreskin. The excessive washing with inadequate products (soap or shampoo without proper pH) might have created an excellent environment for developing a fungal infection. This situation is more common in females, but can happen in males, too. You might want to visit a dermatologist to reassure yourself.


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