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Itchy on my penis head
Dear Doctor,

Since more than a week, I feel itchy on my penis head skin and the below area of the head. I believe this was caused by me being lazy to cleanly wash my penis directly after having sex (Yes, I am now regret that). This is my first time I got this situation. When I first noticed it (after woke up in the morning), I saw some kind of white thing like a peeled skins or soft tissues. I immediately clean my penis. Most of the white thing were washed away. I thought it will be OK. But, I feel itchy and not all white thing were gone. So, I was panicked and I took antibiotics (amoxicillin pils), 4 times (once a day). Then I started to feel the side effect of this antibiotic, bitter in my tongue, dry skin in the edge of my lips, and bit dry in my penis skin. Now, my penis is still itchy and the head is a bit red. Probably skin iritation, I don't know. I wash it cleanly with warm water every several hours.
Could you please help? What kind of treatment or cream or else to cure this?
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Hi,

This is a condition called balanitis.Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Lack of aeration and irritation because of smegma and discharge surrounding the glans penis causes inflammation and edema.More common in uncircumcised males.

It is usually caused by poor hygiene in uncircumcised men. The inflammation can be due to infection, harsh soaps, or failure to properly rinse soap off while bathing.
One common organism associated with balanitis is a yeast known as Candida albicans.  Balanitis may occur because of excessive growth of Candida, due to moisture and warmth under the foreskin.

It can be treated by applying Miconazole, an anti-fungal medication.Most cases of balanitis can be controlled with medicated creams and good hygiene.

Inflammation has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, physical trauma, and infection by a wide variety of pathogens, including bacteria, virus, or fungus—each of which require a particular treatment.

Retract the foreskin daily and soak in warm water to clean penis and foreskin. Apply bacitracin (not Neosporin) for pediatric patients if bacterial infection is suspected.
Apply topical clotrimazole for adult men with probable candidal balanitis.

If the symptoms persist, you would need to consult your doctor.

Let us know if you need any other information.

Regards.
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Dear BhumikaMD,

Thank you for your explanation.

I found there are quite number of Miconazole, anything specific?

By the way, how to do treatment? Just put the cream in my penis? In this case, can I still wear my underwear? Or I should lay down naked during this treatment.

I am sorry for asking this funny question :)

Thank you.
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You should look into using a penis health creme every day.  The good ones with all natural ingredients are made to combat dry, itchy skin down there and they really work.  And if you get one with natural ingredients (Vitamin A and E) there will be no side effects either.  Only relief.  Check them out.  Good luck!  
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Can you please help me with such cream made of  natural ingredients (Vitamin A and E) there will be no side effects either.  Only relief.
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I Had sex about 3 months ago and only a few weeks ago my testes and penis started itching,and when ever I scratch it starts burning.PLEASE HELP
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Dear Dr.MD Bhumika
                              in 2013 i sleep with one girl after like three months again we meet again and have sex then she complaint that whenever i *** inside her ***** my sparm itching her so i try it with other girl same things the other girl company, i have visited so many doctors and i have dont many test taking so many medicine still she compliant the same , Dr can you advice me to know what is really going on with me, don herpes test and the first doctor said i have herpes when i go to see doctor in other big hospital the other doctor say its a lie and get the same test done there and the dermatology told me it was lie that i tested negetive, i will like to know why my sperm is itching those girl. what  she i do doctor? please advice me.
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Sir i have a same condition, does this occur due to having unprotected sex???? should i get tested for STD or HIV??
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sir need your valuable advice on this matter
Since more than a week, I feel itchy on my penis head skin and the below area of the head. I believe this was caused by me being lazy to cleanly wash my penis directly after having sex (Yes, I am now regret that). This is my first time I got this situation.Sir i have a same condition, does this occur due to having unprotected sex???? should i get tested for STD or HIV??
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