a few months ago, I noticed the side of my penis near the head was itching like crazy. I noticed it looked like a red patch, maybe the size of a quarter on the shaft and part of the head, and it looked like dry skin. The itching got worse, and after a day or two, it hurt when I masturbated. So I went to the doctor and got checked out. She was 100% it was not an STD. She said it was a bacterial infection caused by irritation (which makes sense, I had gotten oral a few days before and teeth were involved) and to use Lamisil. So I did.It went away, somewhat, but occasionally crops back up. I am workong on getting health insurance, so I can't afford to go back to see the Dr. until it goes thru.This past time it came back, it was accompanied by something similar to a burn on the roof of my mouth. It started off feeling like I simply ate something too hot, but then it progressivley got worse, to the point where even drinking water was painful.It may have been a burn, but it cleared up and went away along with the rash (or whatever it is) on my penis. So I know they are connected, but I am totally confused.Anyone have anything like this or know anyone who has? Anything over the counter I can use if it comes back before I get to see the doctor again? Any help is appreciated a lot. Thanks.
Not sure what it is
Something's a bit wrong: Lamisil isn't an antibacterial, it's an anti-fungal. Bacterial and fungal infections need different treatment, though there are a couple of creams available that deal with both.
Fungal skin infections are more common than bacterial ones, so it's usual to try anti-fungals first. Fungi are hard to kill, so if the antifungal works, you should keep using it for two weeks after the symptoms have gone, to ensure you kill it all.
Both fungi and bacteria can evolve resistance, so sometimes a cream doesn't work, or doesn't work well, not because it's the wrong sort of microorganism, but because it's a resistant one and needs a different drug.