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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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I have a small white line on the shaft of the penis. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a small white line on the shaft of the penis, it looks like that is a nerve. I do not feel pain, discomfort, or itching. I just wonder what that could be. I take Becosules tablets due to low folic acid. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your troubles. I have reviewed the images and believe that is something known as lichen planus. Please help me with a few details before I suggest some treatment for this. Are you diabetic or hypertensive? Have you had any surgeries in the past? Do...  Read Full »

I have a rash on my penis head. Please help.

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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a fungal infection. If possible send me images so that I can see and suggest you properly.   Read Full »

I got a white circle on my penis head. Could it be an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, About three months ago, I got this white circle on my penis head. It has grown a bit, but it does not look very significant. For about two weeks, I have been applying anti-fungal cream to try to treat it with no results. I do not believe I have an STD, but I submitted my blood to get t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I opened the file and saw white circles (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). They are not very clean, but as you stated without any problems or symptoms. In the first instance, I also thought about it...  Read Full »

What cream should I apply for the white layer on my penis head?

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 »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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, psorias...  Read Full »

Do dryness and white color of the penis indicate an infection?

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 »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 days a...  Read Full »

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. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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 al...  Read Full »

The lesion growing on the shaft of my penis has doubled in size after applying apple cider vinegar. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a very concerning lesion growing on the shaft of my penis. It has been there for around nine days. I went and got the works for STD tests, and everything came back negative. I attempted a home remedy and tried apple cider vinegar (ACV), as I was afraid it is genital warts a...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Please send photographs taken in natural sunlight and also mention the complaint in them, such as burning, itching, or pain. Have you had any recent history of unsafe sexual exposure? Looking forward to...  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 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 will...  Read Full »

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