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Pls help! been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream 2percnt for 1 n half weeks now for recurring balanitis. So far little improvment. Will it get better? Its depressing

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Dr. James Lin
Urology
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In brief: Here are...

= irritating / itchy rashes on glans penis in those having long foreskin usually with poor hygiene; = may be acute or chronically recurring; = key rx is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene.

In brief: Here are...

= irritating / itchy rashes on glans penis in those having long foreskin usually with poor hygiene; = may be acute or chronically recurring; = key rx is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene.
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. James Berman
Dermatology
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In brief: No, its not fungal!

Balanitis can be a generic term for inflammation of the glans penis.
If an antifungal cream hasn't worked, the next step is a weak cortisone salve such as Hydrocortisone 1%. If it is to be 'steroid' responsive you will know in 10-14 days. The differential diagnosis can be extensive but most commonly it is psoriasis, lichen planus, or contact dermatitis. See a dermatologist to get a diagnosis!

In brief: No, its not fungal!

Balanitis can be a generic term for inflammation of the glans penis.
If an antifungal cream hasn't worked, the next step is a weak cortisone salve such as Hydrocortisone 1%. If it is to be 'steroid' responsive you will know in 10-14 days. The differential diagnosis can be extensive but most commonly it is psoriasis, lichen planus, or contact dermatitis. See a dermatologist to get a diagnosis!
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