I'm a 17 year old guy, and I had sex with a girl a few days ago and a day later, I noticed very dry and flaky skin on the head of my penis and tip of the foreskin. Couple days after that, I started to get very minimal itching, but itching none the less (It was minimal enough that I thought it was just normal itchiness). Added to this, I have some white lumpy stuff on the shaft of my penis (underneath the foreskin) that washes off pretty easily but comes back.
After some research, it seems pretty obvious to me that I have penile yeast infection, but I'm going to my doctor tomorrow to get his opinion on it, just to be sure. I have a few questions, though,that I was hoping someone here could answer.
Is penile yeast infection, or yeast infection for that matter, permanent? Is it something I will have to deal with forever?
Assuming I get prescribed some sort of anti-fungal ointment, how would I go about applying it? Just rubbing it on the affected areas (Which, is basically the head of the penis and the shaft), and then rolling the foreskin over it and putting my pants on? Seems messy.
The itching I get isn't serious enough that I just _have_to scratch, but I do tend to scratch juts to relieve the nuisance. Does it make the infection worse, when you scratch?
- When suffering from yeast infection, or treating it one way or the other, is it safe / unsafe to masturbate?
Thanks in advance for any answers I may get.