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cluster of non-itchy red bumps on glans, and single itchy red weeping bump on my penis shaft. is this yeast infection? is lotrimin ultra a remedy?

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Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 60 years experience
TRY IT!: Since the most likely infection involving the penis is due to Candida, a trial of Lotrimin may work. However, if symptoms worsen or don't disappear after a week, I would consult a trusted physician.
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 40 years experience
It’s not yeast!: Odds are on this being a benign condition called lichen planus or perhaps psoriasis. Either way you’ll have more success using otc cortisone 10 twice a day for 2weeks. Good luck

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