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Old 01-06-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Please help if you can!

Hi,

Please help if you can!

I was in a relationship and just as it ended had a red mark on the top of my penis foreskin (to the left). I suspected this was from masturbation chafing through my clothes. (we did not have sex the last couple of weeks)

3 months later and I have not had a sexual relationship with anyone since but the red area got worse. Even though I was not masturbating as much (once per week). It would look a little different in that patch normally but when I would masturbate (even not touching the area) it would flare up bright red.

I went to the doctor when it was 'normal' and he suspected ringworm or something and gave me some antifungal cream. I chose the cheap one at first and it did not improve. I then chose the expensive one and it improved. It slowly went away for a week but then when I masturbated 8 days later it came back.

What is this? How can I rid myself of it?

thank you!

 
Old 01-06-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Re: Please help if you can!

Fungal infections are often difficult to get rid of. They like moist places. Keep clean and dry and use the cream, or a combination of creams together with hydrocortisone 1% REGULARLY for at least 10-14 days.... or 5-7 days after it's gone.

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Old 01-07-2006, 03:09 AM   #3
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Re: Please help if you can!

thank you!

I was getting really down about it taking so long. TWO MONTHS!

How could I have got this?

Could I give it to another (eg. my former partner) as it came about that time.

* I should mention I had a full test for STDS and all was clear

 
Old 01-09-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: Please help if you can!

Your partner probably gave it to you... a lot of women have yeast (fungal) infections... sometimes with NO symptoms. It's easy to get a yeast infection, and often times takes a while to clear up. So, don't be down about it.

If you have had it for 2 months... it may take a little longer with the dual creams to clear up. So, be patient. Worst case scenario, your doctor can give you a presription for an antifungal for a week of oral tablets. That will kill it for sure. But try the cream first and keep using for an extra week after the rash is gone.

Keep the faith. It will soon be gone!
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