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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I have a soft white substance under my foreskin that does not come off. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have this soft white stuff under my foreskin that does not come off, no matter how hard I try. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.That white stuff looks like smegma (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). Smegma is a natural substance that can accumulate under the foreskin of the penis. It is a combination of dead skin cel... Read Full »
I saw dryness and white color after pulling back the skin of my penis. Is it an infection, and how to cure it?
Query: Hello doctor, When I pulled back the skin of my penis, I saw a different color. It is not like smegma and also not like a layer. It was like natural skin color. Some parts are red, as usual, and some are dry white. I cannot explain exactly, but the color is different at the tip. Is it an infection ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please attach clinical pictures to assess so I can guide you accordingly. Meanwhile, wash the area with a gentle cleanser daily for one month. Hope this helps. Thanks and take care. Read Full »
Does a white substance in my penis after unprotected intercourse mean HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse ten days ago. And I notice a white substance in my penis before two days. I am not sure if my partner is HIV positive. What test should I do to rule out the cause? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is candidial balanoposthitis. Kindly apply Clotrimazole cream (candid cream) twice daily in the noon and night for two weeks and apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) in the daytime for ten days. Also, take tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Ciprofloxacin) once daily for five da... Read Full »
Why do I have a hard white layer on the head of my 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, forward a few pictures of the affected area to guide you through precisely. Read Full »
I have a rash or a discolored white blotch on my penis. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash or a discolored white blotch on the skin of my penis. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Is there a cream or lotion that can take care of this?Please give me your suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There is nothing to worry about if there is no pain or irritation. It looks like a tenia infection, which can occur due to poor hygiene (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If there is itching or... Read Full »
What cream should I apply for the white layer on my penis head that recurs even after applying the Clotrimazole cream?
Query: Hello doctor,I have some white layer on my penis head, which looks like dandruff. I have itching when I wash it. I applied Clotrimazole cream, but it reappeared when I stopped using the cream. I need to know about this infection. Which cream should I use? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached images, it is balanitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The causes are improper hygiene, scratching and rubbing, allergic reaction to irritants, soaps, yeast or fungal infection, eczema, uncontrolled diabetes, injury, psoria... Read Full »
I have a frequent accumulation of white flecks over my penis. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been getting this white stuff that accumulates more and more when I rub my penis head. I have been washing it off every night, but the next day when I rub it same stuff accumulates again. I am not sure what is causing this.Previously I had a yeast infection two months ago, but I ... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These white flecks or smegma is infection is the most common fungal infection. This requires proper cleaning by fully retracting the foreskin and applying antifungal cream like Canesten (Clotrimazole and Lidocaine) cream 1 % twice daily for ten days. I hope this wil... Read Full »
How can I treat my penile foreskin infection?
Query: Hi doctor, For nine days, I have had an issue with my penis. Suddenly one day, the tip of my penile foreskin looked reddish, and my foreskin was tight, unable to pull back. Sometimes it discharges white color material automatically and there is sometimes itching inside the penis. I think it was some... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is an infection, and a combination of antibiotic and antifungal creams are required. You can clean the white material using normal saline. You can get it from the pharmacy and use Fucidin (Sodium Fusidate) in addition to Canesten (Clotrimazole) cream twice daily fo... Read Full »
I have had white itchy spots and a whitish layer on my anus that goes off after bathing. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have had slight white and itchy spots on the tip of my penis and the area below it. Also, I noticed a whitish layer around the pee hole a week back, which goes off after bathing. I am not sexually active too. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like candidal balanoposthitis (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), a kind of superficial fungal infection. Therefore, I would suggest the following medicines: 1. Tablet AF-150 (Fluconazole) one tablet per week... Read Full »
I am seeing a white line on my penis's underskin. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I see a small white line on the underskin of my penis. It does not hurt, but it has been there for quite some time. Can you help me understand what it is? Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a variation of normal light and dark skin at the genitalia. It can be present in normal individuals. As long as no pain, discharge, itching, or inflammation is present, there is nothing to worry about. Read Full »