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Author Topic: Friend with a problem 'down under' (and I don't mean Oz!): any ideas?  (Read 970 times)

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Offline sweetasmeli

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I have a friend who has been having problems, how can I put this delicately...oh I can't, so I'll just say it...with his penis. It started of as what he though was a fungal infection, so he treated it with some anti-fungal cream for a few days. Then it got worse - red and painful with sores - so he went to the doc, who insisted it wasnt herpes and prescribed him antibiotics for an 'infection'. After a week on the antibiotics, it was getting worse - still red and painful, with skin coming off. A different doc said it was herpes and gave him some tablets, a wash and some cream to use for 2 weeks. It seemed to start getting better, but the skin was a bit green and still coming off. However, since he finished the treatment, it still hasn't gone away - his skin is still shedding, it's painful again and he now has a gland that has come up down there and one under his arm too. It's driving him loopy, so I said I'd try to see if anyone on here could suggest anything...

He's does not have hiv - that's why I'm posting this in Off Topic - and is not sexually active, hasn't been for about a year. It is very likely he may have got herpes from his last sexual partner last year. He is a very very stressed person (that's putting it mildly!) who has a LOT of trouble sleeping (again putting it mildly...he hardly sleeps at all!).

My knowledge as far as genital conditions go only stretches to thrush and herpes, so I'm stuck...He is going to go back to the doc on Tues but in the meantime, has anyone any ideas?

Melia
« Last Edit: September 24, 2006, 03:14:58 AM by sweetasmeli »
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Re: Friend with a problem 'down under' (and I don't mean Oz!): any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 03:28:57 AM »
Melia,

This really sounds like something that a sexual health specialist or urologist should look at. It might be herpes or it might not. It's impossible to say over the internet. The fact that things look a "bit green" is not good. There's not much I can suggest until he sees the doctor other than to avoid putting irritating things like anti-septics, soaps and what nots on his, well, what nots. ;)

The skin of the genitals is very sensitive at the best of times. Moreso when there are lesions or inflammation. When he washes, I'd recommend he just uses cool or tepid water and nothing else.

And get to a doctor as soon as he can.

MtD

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Re: Friend with a problem 'down under' (and I don't mean Oz!): any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 03:34:55 AM »
I don't think it's green now, I think the skins white and flaky now...haven't had (and don't really want, hehe!) the pleasure of inspecting it myself! The 2 docs he saw previously were dermatologists in sexual health clinics, thats what I don't get... ???
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Offline Poz Brit

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Re: Friend with a problem 'down under' (and I don't mean Oz!): any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 07:22:45 AM »
It sounds like thrush, there is also "Balanitis" that has similar symptoms, if he still has his forskin, I had a problem not so long ago, that sounds like your friends problem, I used a steroid ointment called "Fucidin" (sodium fusidate) It cleared up in two days. but he really should take Professional advice.

John(UK)

 


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