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A 17-year-old male asked:

when using canesten cream to treat my penile yeast infection should i apply it and roll foreskin back? or let it dry first?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yeast: Clean off your penis and apply the canestan cream with the foreskin back, making sure it is fully absorbed. All the best.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No need to dry it: The cream will stick around, so you do not need to wait to roll it back

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