Zoon's balanitis is a condition showing inflammation in the head of the penis and foreskin. It often affects middle-aged males to older males who have not done circumcision. There is an appearance of brown patches with a sharp boundary from the normal-appearing skin. It is managed by doing a CO2 laser, circumcision, dorsal slit of the prepuce, and applying Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment.
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I have an inflammation on my penis tip and fore skin. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have an inflammation on my penis tip and fore skin. It seems reddish and and I am experiencing some pain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is due to balanitis (zoon's balanitis) and it causes causes redness and inflammation on the glans and foreskin. It occurs due to improper hygiene, scratching, rubbing, allergic reaction to irritant soap, infective cause (fungal, bacterial,... Read Full »
I have a persistent red patch on my penis despite applying corticosteroid ointment. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a red patch on my penis head for the past few weeks. There is mild itching, and the patch is not going even after applying corticosteroid ointment to the affected area. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through the images (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you are suffering from Zoon’s balanitis. It is a benign non-cancerous lesion, which presents as an erythematous p... Read Full »
I am suffering from a small reddishness in my glans and foreskin due to friction. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a small reddishness in my glans and foreskin. Due to friction, it becomes redder and clearly seen, or otherwise, it becomes normal. But the one mild reddish small patch on the glans has been for a year without any pain or irritation. Once, I had oral sex and accidental... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed for protecting patient's identity).Toxoplasmosis does not manifest like this. Valacyclovir is used for herpes, not for toxoplasmosis. Levocetirizine Montelukast is also not used for toxoplasmosis since you were positi... Read Full »
What can be the shiny red blister on the side of my shaft?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight shiny red blister or sore on the side of my shaft. I occasionally get some white discharge and a smell from it. There is no pain. What can be the diagnosis? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would keep a possibility of either erosive lichen planus or Zoon's balanitis, or a fixed drug eruption (FDE). Is there any recent history of intake of drugs or medicine? Are you sexually ac... Read Full »
I have an itching sensation and two red spots on my penis skin above the front upper part. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have an itching sensation and two red spots inside my penis skin above the front upper part. What medication should I use for this? Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it may be Zoon's balanitis. Zoon's balanitis is an inflammatory condition on the glans penis and under the foreskin due to an... Read Full »
Can zoon balanitis be treated completely with medications?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with zoon balanitis two months ago, and I started taking Tacrolimus 0.03 % the next day. It has been eight weeks since I took the medication, but there has been no improvement, and the lesion is still there. However, it has faded (it was bright red initially, and now it is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Zoon balanitis is an inflammatory condition on the glans penis which may be recurrent, and most often, the cause is unknown. They may appear on and off and differ in severity from person to person. Although they are not life-threatening, ... Read Full »
What to do for the rashes present on my penis with itching?
Query: Hi doctor,I have rashes on my penis for three months. Sometimes, I seem to have itching and I do not know how it get started. I practice self-masturbation alone and otherwise, I do not have any other issues. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have diabetes, uncontrolled sugar levels, improper genital hygiene, atopy or allergies, and any chemical contact. Please mention whether you use harsh soap with chemicals. Please mention whether you have burning and irritation. Read Full »
I am concerned about the white color in my penile head. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have noticed in the past two years that the head of my penis is becoming white. I did not notice it first and now it become more noticeable. I am sexually active and I do have a partner and I am embarrassed because she saw it. I have only been with her for t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have intense itching, white patches, inflammation or swelling, urethral discharge, or itchy genitals? It candidal balanitis. Does your partner has vaginal discharge? Attach a picture of the lesion for better understanding and confirmation of diagnosis. Read Full »
What Are These Rashes On The Corona Of My Glans Penis?
Query: Hello doctor, It has been four months since I have been suffering this problem. I have been to the sexual clinic. They say that all my tests were negative. They keep saying it is a non-sexual rash. I have had this white spot near my urethral opening for three months which is what is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spots near the tip are a normal variation perhaps due to the keratinized mucous membrane near the tip as it is exposed and therefore it has a slightly rough texture. They are not warts. I am more concerned about the rash on the corona of the glans. It look... Read Full »
I have a red patch on penis that becomes more red after sex. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a red patch on my penis head that will not go away and gets even more red after sex. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a form of balanitis called zoon's balanitis or plasma cell balanitis. It is an inflammation of unclear cause but may be due to some allergy or irritant. It causes soreness or burning. You should have mentioned symptoms. Read Full »