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I have a small red swore on the head of my penis, I have a

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I have a small red swore on the head of my penis , I have a foreskin which I'm guessing doesn't allow it to heal , when I'm in the shower and after it becomes less angry looking and I feel it's trying to heal itself but when my foreskin goes back over it that's the problem.
There is no pain what so ever !
It like that for months now
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

In my opinion you should undergo a blood sugar test to rule out diabetes.

In people with diabetes sores don't heal well.

If you have a history of unprotected sex you should get investigations to rule out sexually transmitted infections as well.

CBC,ESR,Urine Complete Examination,VDRL,HIV etc.

You may visit a GUM(Genito-Urinary Medicine)clinic for further diagnosis and management.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've had blood checked and it's fine
I've not had unprotected sex
Is the some cream that can be applied ?
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.

Have you tried any medications so far?

Thanks.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No none whatsoever
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My wife had 'thrush ' one time
Could this be the same
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

Thrush is a yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Both men and women can get thrush.In men, it usually affects the head of the penis – causing irritation, discharge and redness.

For thrush on penis clotrimazole cream can be helpful.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can you suggest a cream name
Would I need a proscription ?
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

Lotrimin Cream 1% or Canesten ointment are available OTC.

Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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