Male thrush, penis head, small feint redness. - BASHH


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Male thrush, penis head, small feint redness.

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I was able to identify that I had a case of thrush on my penis gland. The case was rather mild with a few red spots and not significant itching or irritation.

But, when I was applying the fungal cream (pharmacy had given me canesten) I was experiencing a cold like feeling on my penis head and AFTER I would urinate I would feel a sense of burning on the PENIS HEAD (not tip or urethra) when sat down ..presumably droplets of urine mixing with cream and inflammation from thrush.

But I want to stress that there was NO burning WHILST urinating and it would not burn if I washed and patted dry the penis immediately after urinating. This feeling would also not occur if I did not put the cream on. The cream has been effective (I had a prescribed alternative to dacacort as cane stem was too much) but I wanted to know if anyone else had these feelings whilst using creams on the penis head.

*note - I have a urine test which ruled out urine infection

*note - my last sexual partner was tested for BV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, trich and syphillis in which she was negative for all. I’ve included this because I’ve accidentally tagged sti and don’t know how to remove

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Worriedman profile image

Yes I’ve had similar problem using this cream. Over the counter hand creams also give me a bad reaction, redness and itching

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Joe9364 in reply to Worriedman

Wish I had found this website sooner - I struggled to distinguish what was causing the feeling penis or the cream. This lead to heightened anxiety, Googling, believing I had an STI despite my most recent partner testing negative for a full health screen. The moment I stopped using it, messaged some people on here, the better I was for it. Glad it’s over now. Weird week haha.

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Joe9364 in reply to Joe9364

*Also seen doctor for full inspection (I don’t diagnose) from here haha

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