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I have an irritation on the tip of my penis, It is

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I have an irritation on the tip of my penis
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: It is accompanied by redness, itching, and little red dots.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Yes it is the first time Nothing else in medical history

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for contacting us this evening.

I am sorry to hear you have this irritation. How long have you had this please? and have you tried any treatment so far?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I have been having it for about 1 week, no treatment so far other than washing at least daily.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
If it helps I can send a picture.

Great, yes, if you could then would make it easier to provide an answer if you can.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
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Thank you. This is Balanitis. It is inflammation of the end of the penis secondary to what is most likely to be fungal in origin. This is the most common cause.

Treatment is with a topical antifungal, which you can get over the counter without a prescription. A common one is Clotrimazole.

If you ask a pharmacist then they will be able to provide this for you.

I hope this helps, but use the cream for 7-14 days.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok thanks

That is my pleasure. I hope this settles down quickly for you. Take care.

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Great, thanks for the quick response. Bye.