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Penis shaft scab problem

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I'm 22 male, on my penis shaft there was a small little scab which I picked off. Since then i've noticed it turned into a small circle scab and feel should have healed by now? Its been there 2.5 weeks, I went to my doctor who thought it was folliculitis and gave me a weeks course of antibiotics. I have taken the course but to be honest am unconvinced with the diagnosis, as the problem is still there and scab hasn't fallen off. I did kind of pick as Im sick of it and don't like it there when masturbating. Can you please help me and assure me its not some type of cancer? I had all std' hiv testing done which were all normal. I have added a link below with images of it from it started to its appearance now. thanks

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
This is not folliculitis.
What medicine did you use for this
What does it look like now...follow up picture?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They gave me flucloxacillin antibiotic, it was just a small scab to start with as explained. Here's a pic of how it looks now link is below, what do u think it is? Pic :


Taken with and without flash, thanks I look forward to your reply.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I think this is fungal.
Ringworm likely.
The antibiotic would not work
You need a strong anti fungal cream, which your doctor can prescribe.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
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