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Red blotches and itchy skin on penis

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Red blotches and itchy skin on penis
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi--how long has this been going on and when was your last episode of unprotected sex? Where exactly are the red blotches?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
This condition comes and goes but has been for awhile now. Only sex with wife.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
OK. This sounds like balanitis--a yeast infection that men sometimes get, even those with no sexual contact so it isn't an STD. The polysporin is ineffective for this but you could try over the counter Lamisil cream or its equivalent three times a day after cleaning with an antibacterial soap. If that doesn't clear it after a week, you'll need prescription ketoconazole cream from your doctor.
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