Q. The color of my glans changed to white after I used cortisone cream. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Raveendran Sr
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Sep 26, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 28-year-old with 60 kg, and 1.79 cm. My problem started as red skin on my glans, and the dermatologist told me to use Cortisone cream for two weeks, after that, my penis as had an inflammation, because I used Cortisone cream on my glans. (Now the inflammation is finished) but my glans is white, and my glans circle is purple and thickened, what can I do?

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Andrology Diabetology Sexology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I checked your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) if you have itching need to think of fungal infection. If no itching it can be PPP (pearly penile papules). Please share a clear image as it is blurred.

1. Do you have pain?

2. Did you have recent unprotected sex?

3. Do you feel any odor?

Thank you doctor,

I do not have pain, itching, and I do not have unprotected sex, this happens when I used Cortisone cream. I do not know why I send you another picture.

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Andrology Diabetology Sexology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If no pain or itching, we can wait to heal itself. If it is PPP, there is no specific cure except surgical method. Even it PPP we can wait since it is noninfecting and painless.

Thank you doctor,

I have this problem for the past nine months, is possible that it heal itself? I have sent you a new picture.

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Andrology Diabetology Sexology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is pearly penile papules PPP (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is noninfectious, it is not contagious. Few people get it usually, and it is not alarming. Only reason patient worries because of a cosmetic issue. Surgical, and laser method are available for removal of papules.

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