Q. White layer on my penis. Is it any sexually transmitted disease?

Answered by
Dr. Syam Kumar Chandrasekharan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 01, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 02, 2019

Hi,

I am a 32 year old male. I can observe awhite layer on my penis head just beneath the foreskin.

This layer gets removed after washing, but appears again. Is this any sexually transmitted disease?

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Hi,

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  • 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, redness or any unusual symptoms, there is no need to worry about it.
  • Pull your foreskin and wash immediately after every urination.
  • Wash with mild soap when you take bath.
  • Clean the penis after every urination and sexual intercourse.

This is not a sign of any Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

For further follow up, consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

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