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

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

Yes: Topical anti-fungals. The treatments labeled for jock-itch will work. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

Doesn't : Ringworm (fungal infection) does not typically occur on the penis. Candida or yeast may be on the glans penis but so can psoriasis and a whole array of other conditions so please have your child checked by a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. ...Read more

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Can a man have ringworm on his penis?

Can a man have ringworm on his penis?

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. ...Read more

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Can a male get a ringworm on his penis?

Can a male get a ringworm on his penis?

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. ...Read more

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Can you get ringworm on your penis?

Can you get ringworm on your penis?

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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ringworm on my penis?

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. ...Read more

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I am unmarried, never had sex, no uti, but penile tip burns, a ringworm infection in penis cured 5 months ago, once ejaculated in a semi hard erection.

I am unmarried, never had sex, no uti, but penile tip burns, a ringworm infection in penis cured 5 months ago, once ejaculated in a semi hard erection.

Prostatitis: A burning pain at the tip of the penis may suggest prostate irritation. Go see a urologist and get examined. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more

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Can you get ringworm or fungal infection under and on glans of circumcised penis from sweating?

Can you get ringworm or fungal infection under and on glans of circumcised penis from sweating?

Yes: Depending on hygene, sexual practice,duration of excessive moisture...yes, fungal infections can happen on an uncircumcised penis. They are less common and easier to treat ...Read more

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Can u get a ring worm on the gland of your penis?

Can u get a ring worm on the gland of your penis?

Probably: I must admit, however, that i've never seen such a case. You should consult with an urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could ringworm happen on penis?

Could ringworm happen on penis?

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. ...Read more

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If you have ringworm on your penis can that affect you having babies?

Don't fret: This should not interfere with the delivery of healthy sperm to their destination. You might want to treat it with topical meds and wash them off prior to reproductive work. It should respond to topical meds within a week or so.If it doesn't you need to have the doc make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

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Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Yes: Assuming your diagnosis is correct lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an effective treatment for fungal infections (ringworm). However "ringworm" infections involving the penis are somewhat unusual. Yeast infections would be a more likely fungal infection involving the penis and yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) would work for that too. ...Read more

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I had what i thought was ringworm around genitals i think it may of spread to penis shaft?

May not be fungus: You should see a dermatologist to be sure that you do have a fungal infection. From what you described you may not have one. I really cannot tell what you have. ...Read more

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I have ringworm on my penis and it's bright red circles , I am using lotromin, is that gonna work or do I need to go to a doctor?

See answer: Difficult to be precise without seeing the rash or location (shaft or glans, circumcised or not). Ringworm is a misnomer as does not occur or apply to rashes on the penis. Though your rash may be caused by a yeast-like fungus (Rx: antifungal), other causes include irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, or skin-type dermatitis: atopic, lichen planus, psoriatic, etc (Rx: topical steroid). See MD. ...Read more

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I have what i believe is ringworm on my circumcised penis shaft right under the glans, what treatment should I use since it's sensitive area.?

See doctor: First, you need to find out exactly what it is. It could be a ringworm, but it also could be psoriasis, an allergic rash, or many other possibilities. If it is ringworm you doctor will prescribe an appropriate anti-fungal treatment. If it is psoriasis or another inflammatory condition, (s)he will prescribe an anti-inflammatory cream that is safe for that area. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection at the top of my penis that looks like ringworm and some area of my penis becomes scaly.I feel itchy during night.What's this?

I have a skin infection at the top of my penis that looks like ringworm and  some area of my penis becomes scaly.I feel itchy during night.What's this?

Penis rash: It could very well be a fungal dermatitis. Over the counter anti fungal creams are worth a try. If it doesn't clear up with this treatment, best to see a urologist for exam. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more