White Layer In Penis

Often, a white creamy substance forms under the foreskin. It is known as smegma. It is a normal occurrence but should be cleaned on a regular basis. When left to build up, it can cause bad smell and infection.

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What causes white dots on the penile shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small white dots below the skin of my penis shaft on one side. They do not itch. They are just unsightly. How do I get rid of them?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Do you have a popping or pricking history? Is there any injury? Do you use any lubricant or harsh soap? Is there a history of atopy or allergies? Are you a diabetic? Attach a picture of the lesion for confirmation of dia...  Read Full »

What could present as a small white dot on the inflamed penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I am circumcised and recently noticed irritation on my penis near the head. I have a small white dot just above the circumcision line. And I also have two to three pink spots surrounding my tip. Some papules seem to be slightly inflamed and irritated. There is no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, you are having a genital lichen planus. It has nothing to do with STD (sexually transmitted disease), and it is also not part of fungus infection. It is an inflammatory response. However, a further detailed examination is ...  Read Full »

What should I do to treat Peyronie's disease and white spots on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have Peyronie since I was 18. My symptoms were mild. I did not have a curvature, just an hourglass shape when semi-erect and a scar in the middle of the shaft, nothing that interrupted my sex life. But in the last months, I noticed something new and weird on my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for attaching pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand your concern. I have checked them carefully, nothing to worry about. Due to infection and most probably a fungal one transmitted sexually. So I would like to ask you, di...  Read Full »

I am getting a white layer on my glans penis. What is that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have a white layer on my glans penis, and it is not removable. It has been there for three years, and it is not itching and painful. But now, I feel discomfort and penile glans discoloration. Please help me to sort out this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look peelable, but it seems more like a color change (depigmented). If you have any history of sex, kindly share the details. Do you involve force...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be the cause of dryness and wrinkles on my penis?

Query: Hello sir, I am doing masturbation from my 6 class Almost 7 year now My penis Size has stopped to grow And main problem of cause is my penis skin is dry and some white thing tearing always and wrinkles on it A horizontal line below the head with cuts in it Will it heal it self or it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Unfortunately the photos was a bit blurred but I could see what you describe. It’s most likely a dermatitis, a balanitis to be more specific. A dermatologist has to find out by what it is caused. That’s normally done with a painless cotton-swab test an a “culture” in ...  Read Full »

Why are there red rashes and white patches seen on the glans and the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 63 years old and I am diabetic. I felt allergy last week on the second day of starting Febuxostat, which was given to mitigate calculi in the left kidney. There are red rashes encircled with white patches seen on the back of the head of the glans and foreskin, and there is no relief...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try, 1. Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days (in the morning and noon). 2. Candid B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) cream at night for ten days. The lesion will take time to heal in diabetic patients. Do you have any history of fever? ...  Read Full »

How is thrush on the foreskin treated?

Query: I am a 25 year old male. I have had this issue for a long time (1 year). I have a thrush in my penis foreskin. I had fungal infection before. After that I took care and kept all hygiene practices. I wasn't able to pull the foreskin back completely before. But now I can do it easily. The problem now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Sud

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi Sometimes the skin secretions collect on the inside part of the fore skin and become apparent when you pull back the foreskin Follow the below tips: Regularly, gently pull back the foreskin while bathing and clean the part with plain water and pull the akin forward then If the above doesn&rsq...  Read Full »

I am getting repeated itchy rash on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I have been having¬†itchy rashes and white layer on my penis with burning sensation. Since 20 days the symptoms subsided with Dettol hand wash. But again, it reappeared. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I have understood it. It can be a candidal infection. Classical candidal infection presents with the following signs and symptoms like itching, redness, edema, white deposition and linear cracks all around on the inner surface of the ...  Read Full »

Does white layer in the skin of penis suggest infection?

Query: Hello doctor, The outer skin of my penis is getting white and slowly increasing. I consulted a doctor, and he told me that the skin is dead or may be infected. There is no pain and any other discharge. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please upload a few pictures if possible, for diagnosis and to advise appropriate treatment. Do you have any history of diabetes mellitus?  Read Full »

What causes a white film on the penis?

Query: Hi, I am a 32 year old male. I can observe a white layer on my penis head just beneath the foreskin.  This layer gets removed after washing, but appears again. Is this any sexually transmitted disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Syam Kumar Chandrasekharan

Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, there will be a white creamy layer on glans penis (rounded head of the penis), when you pull your foreskin down. It is nothing but smegma - a combination of shed epithelial cells, oily secretion from glans penis and moisture. If there is no pain, ...  Read Full »

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