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Recurring Thursh

my penis and testicles are quite sure and im sure its thursh, the doctor gave me hydrocortisone which seems to get rid of the problem, but it just comes back, this is the 3rd time of using hydrocortisone 1%/1% to get rid of the problem, im scared i will eventually just ruin the skin. Also its 2nd time of going to the doctor with this, hes kind of useless

ive tried those diflucan thrush tablet things but that didnt help.

If hydrocortisone gets rid of the problem does this mean its thrush or could it be something else?
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Corticosteroid formulations can effectively reduce skin inflammation due to any cause. In case of fungal infections, it is best to use s combination of anti-fungal medication and the steroid medication. This will not only reduce the skin inflammation but also treat the cause of the infection.

Thrush is the term used for a common infection caused by yeast like fungus called candida albicans. Thrush is also known as candidiasis or moniliasis.
Having sexual relations with someone who has a thrush infection, antibiotic therapy and stress can cause recurrences of this infection.

The symptoms are irritation, burning or itching under the foreskin or on the tip of the penis. Red patches/dots can be seen at the tip of the penis or under the foreskin.
To diagnose thrush, cotton swabs can be taken from the affected site and studied under the microscope.
It can be treated with the application of Canesten thrush cream which contains 2% clotrimazole.

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well before going back to the doctor im going to try a Hydrocortisone cream  with

Clotrimazole 150mg (1% w/w) and Hydrocortisone 150mg (1% w/w)

the problem is using it lots can cause the skin to thin and scar etc...

once i my penis isnt red and back to normal colour, how long after that should i be using the cream for?
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You should use it for about 10-15 daysafter that.
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