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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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 »

Why am I having a hard white layer on head and glans of penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hard white layer on head and glans of the penis. Please help. This problem is 4 to 5 months old and I am not taking any treatment. I am 19 years old. The white layer is not going even after washing it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, forward a few pictures of the affected area to guide you through precisely.  Read Full »

Does itching and ulcer on penis skin mean phimosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I am suffering from balanitis. I have a little ulcer on the head of my penis. Penis foreskin becomes a little red and some white layer is there on it. I have itching problem on it. And also some cuts on the outer skin. Maybe it is phimosis. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Balanitis means inflammation of the glans penis. It could be because of fungal infection or herpes or allergic contact dermatitis. The treatment is different for each condition. It is difficult to prescribe any medication without seeing the clinical picture. Please atta...  Read Full »

I have white substance in foreskin with itchy sensation. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. For the past one month, I have been feeling an itchy sensation in my penis occasionally. Today, I checked and found some white substance inside the foreskin and the glans area on that side is red. The foreskin inside there is also red. The white substance clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you can take a picture of it and upload it. There are two possibilities. Is this whitish substance present at the base of glans where foreskin meets the glans? If yes, this is a normal thing. This is called as smegma. These are normal secretion...  Read Full »

I notice trash forming in the penis head. Kindly provide a permanent solution.

Query: Hello doctor,Recently, I notice trash getting formed in the penis head. Sometimes, it is itching and sometimes giving a foul smell. This started early last month. But then it worsened later. I have been washing it regularly with warm water and after a couple of days, it again forms. Kindly provide a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a fungal infection. If possible send me images so that I can see and suggest you properly. Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

What is this white layer on the head of my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. From a couple of months, I have noticed white layer with a bad smell on my penis head. Is it a sexually transmitted disease? What to do? How to get it treated? Please, suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The white-greyish foul smelling layer on the penis head is known as smegma. It is made up a collection of dead cells and bacteria. It grows when the penis is not cleaned on a daily basis.You need not panic. Just make a point that you clean your penis head thoroughly w...  Read Full »

Why am I getting repeated itchy rash on the penis?

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 »

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