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Ringworm On Penis
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
Yes: Topical anti-fungals. The treatments labeled for jock-itch will work. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
Cured ringworm infection on penis skin by antifungal cream, can it reoccur? Can it cause tingling and burning inside penis and prostatitis symptoms? Help
Local?: If you treated this with local cream like anti-fungal, you may need oral medication. See your pcp. ...Read more
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
Is it ok to use fluocinonide on ringworm of the glans penis? It was prescribed alternating with lotrimin (clotrimazole). The area serms angry red and more sensitive.
Hy It's been fortnight and over that am suffering with ringworm likewise infection under my penis skin causing deep irritation while I piss Please a d?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, you may try over the counter ringworm treatment. If that does not improve the matter in 3-4days, please see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I suddenly got a small "weird" circle, about 3mm diameter right on the head of my penis. I am uncircumcised. Can this be ringworm?
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?
Hi, I have 2 visible ringworm on my arm and 2 on my penis plus itchy anus where I suspect there's also some, plus itchy elsewhere, do I need antibiotic?
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
I have ichy patches around my penis area and the bend in my inner thigh. Some looks like ringworms. Plz help me?
The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?
See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined. ...Read more
My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.?
Yeast perhaps?: The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys. Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention. ...Read more