penis burns , even after 2 months of steroid cream, now dont think its yeast infection
i am sexually active, straight asian male, and i am uncircumcised.
one day, i felt something tingly down there and when i pulled down my foreskin, i saw some 3 pimple/sore looking things which freaked me out. next day went straight to doctor and he said it was yeast infection. i also tested for std's all came negative.
so i applied the hydrocortisone cream. in couple days, the sore/pimples dissapeared but the redness in my head of penis remained. the thing is, my penis never really itched, mainly felt more like burning. anyhow, i continued applying the cream for next 3 weeks but it didnt heal so i went back and doctor gave me this time a benzemol steroid cream, he said its a very good cream. but that didnt seem to have much effect either.
it's now 2 months and i am lost what to do, i really dont want to worry about this any longer. i am now scared this could be cancer, im only 27 and the thought of it itself is enough to make me faint.
if anyone can give me any ideas, that would be great as i am scared and worried.
i also have some pain whenever i have an erection and really harden my penis. not too sure where the pain is coming from, maybe its the head of penis where its got redness or inside.
usually everyday, my penis just always feels like its got this slight burning feeling which i think its annoying.
for some days, i tried pulling up my foreskin and just have it dried out through placing it near the air conditioner for several hours straight. the redness seem to have shrunk but, it just shrinks to a point like the size of maybe a penny. its just at top of the penis on the lower end of the head.
oh yeah i stopped applying the cream for about a week now, since i thought maybe its not yeast infection.
the redness has also gotten a lot better recently, but still never fully heal. it always shrinks back to the same state. if i masturbate, then it gets really red again, and in which it takes some more time to get it back to this stage again.
I have used steroid cream on genital fungal infections.
A common known side affect of steroid cream is thinning of skin that it is applied to.
For me, it took weeks to months for the irritation to go away from the cream.
I found that moisturizing lotion for damaged skin helped speed my recovery from the cream. When I first started applying lotion, I applied twice daily for half a week, then scaled back to nightly, now i apply once every couple of weeks before bed. I am nearly completely healed at this point.
Steroid cream will not treat a fungal infection. All it will do is reduce the redness from it. You should not be using a topical steroid cream for almost 2 months at a time without being specifically told to do so by a medical provider for a dermatological condition. Prolonged use of topical steroids can actually thin out the skin and make it more prone to infections/tearing.
At this point you shouldn't resume using the topical steroid cream. Just wash your penis daily as usual. If a week from now the redness and rashes are still there, return to your provider for further evaluation. If they say it's still a yeast infection going on, ask for a product that actually treats yeast, not a steroidal cream.
yeah well i did test at 2 weeks and 4 weeks all came negative.
anyhow to explain more symptom a bit more clearer, last 2 days, i experimented by not washing down there and today, sysmptom is came back worse. the tip end of my foreskin(bottom side) is now kind of swollen. like its got a small bump down there.
so what is this? i've tried just washign down there every day without using any ointments and that didnt work out for me as well. any clues as to what this could be?
it usually feels slight burning and its a pretty uncomfrotable feeling.
Here you go...go see a dermatologist. They specialize in conditions of the skin. Stop looking for information on the internet. There are many sites that will mis inform you, especially when you don't really know what is going on.
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