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Antibiotic cream for balanitis

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See a urologist: Need to find out if there is a urinaTy tract infection as well, stop using steroid cream as a first step. If uncircumcised, there may be a cellulitis ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Wrong tt: Try simple antibiotic ointment. Stop steroid. Better get a culture/smear to be sure about the organism.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Abstain sexually: for 1 week. Change to vinyl or hypoallergenic condoms. Have sexual partner checked for infection and get checked yourself.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, it can be: treated with clotrimazole if balanitis is caused by fungus infection. You should be checked for diabetes or other systemic condition also.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly: Whether or not the clotrimazole will work depends on the cause of the balanitis. it will only work if the cause is fungal infection from yeast (candid... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: First understand that this is due to urine under the foreskin. Wash under the foreskin. Gently rinse. After urination always blot off the last drop fr... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Could be irritation: and may I suggest you consider removal of your foreskin since balantitis VERY rare in circumcised males Hope this helps Dr Z
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Balanitis.: Balanitis can be caused by various causes - fungal, bacterial, inflammatory or irritative. In your case it could be that you're simply not treating t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No, its not fungal!: Balanitis can be a generic term for inflammation of the glans penis. If an antifungal cream hasn't worked, the next step is a weak cortisone salve suc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
See derm: I advise you to see a dermatologist for thorough exam and diagnosis, but in the interim try otc hydrocortisone cream
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Up to 2-3 weeks : Nizoral (ketoconazole) , an anti-fungal cream , usually improves a rash within 1-3 weeks if indeed it is used for the proper indication ( fungal or ye... Read More

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