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Can you get ringworm on your penis?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, But...: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, similar to the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch. It can affect any skin on any part of the body. However, on your penis, it may also be overflow from jock itch or even yeast under the foreskin.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can a male get a ringworm on his penis?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: You can get ringworm on any skin or scalp surface. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment if indicated. Sexual partners may need simultaneous treatment as well.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can a man get ringworm on his penis? How can it be cured?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Topical anti-fungals. The treatments labeled for jock-itch will work.
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A male asked:

How can I get rid of ringworm on my penis?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be sure of diagnosis: There are different fungi that may be lumped under the diagnosis of ringworm. Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for 3-4 weeks is usually effective if the lesion is confined to non hair bearing areas, but ringworm on scalp, beard and pelvic areas usually require oral medication with griseofulvin or fluconazole, etc.

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