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I suffer from a fungal infection that has spread to my penis

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I suffer from a fungal infection that has spread to my penis (under the foreskin). I used to control it with Canesten but that no longer helps. I've been to the doctor and tried several of their prescriptions ( nappy rash cream was the most useless!) but none of them worked. What should I do?
JA: When were you prescribed Canesten? How severe were any side effects?
Customer: I've used canesten without a prescription and it used to work with no noticeable side effects
JA: Got it. Have you used anything besides Canesten for this?
Customer: Ab out six different prescriptions from the doctor about a year ago but I can't remember their names
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing that I can think of
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Thanks for using just answer

Canesten is a mild fungal cream

What symptoms do you have, any redness for instance?

Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Hi, I've not heard back from you

Let me know if you still need help with your query

If you've tried canesten then you can try Daktarin or Daktacort

Terbinafine is another option but prescription only

Without a picture, its difficult to be more definitive on choice of treatment

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I've tried Daktarin which didn't help but I'm not sure whether or not I've been given Terbinafine on prescription.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I don't wish to pay anymore than the £5 I've paid so I'm not interested in paying anymore. I've since arranged for another doctor's appointment so I'll leave it at that . Thank you.
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Hi, you dont need a phone consultation,thats just an automated request

Hopefully, your Dr can give you the right treatment you need