My doc prescribed miconazole for a red irritation on the head of my penis. It really does not help. What about neosporin for the same purpose? I have not asked my doc yet but I'd like to know if this might work.
If it is a bacterial infection, Neosporin should help. If it is a fungal infection, Neosporin wont help, but the miconazole should. Your Dr obviously thinks it is likely a fungal infection or basically the same as jock itch which is common in the summer months when people are warm and sweaty. Fungus thrives in warm moist environments. Is there any possibility that your female sex partner has a yeast infection? If she does, she needs to be treated as well or you will both just keep passing the fungal infection back and forth during intercourse. This could be why the miconazole isnt working for you. If not, it wont hurt to try the neosporin since it is not responding to the miconazole. Just clean the area with soap and water and apply a thin layer of ointment to the area and put on clean cotton underwear. If it doesnt respond to either medication then it is time to consult your Dr again. As Maso points out, this is a very delicate and important area for males!
The best thing to use is a creme called Man1 Man Oil. Unlike neosporin or any other product out there, it is made just for the penis skin and treats this kind of irritation almost exclusively. I have used it several times over the years and it always delivers. Google it and read up on it a bit. Hope this helps.
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