Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. My penile head is noticeably white without any symptoms. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Snehal Laul
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 25, 2020

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 the past eight years. Can you please take a look at my condition and see if you can help?

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatology Venereology
#

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.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Thank you doctor,

None of the symptoms above match except white patches when it first started. Here is the picture.

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatology Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is zoon's balanitis (a common infection in middle-age men) cause can be a fungal infection. Apply Candid cream at night for ten days. Fucidin cream twice daily for seven days (in the morning and evening).

Take tablet Fluconazole 150 mg once daily for three days, tablet Wicet (Levocetirizine) 5 mg at night after dinner for seven days. Maintain proper genital hygiene. Wash the area with lukewarm water and dry it and then apply the cream with clean hands.

Wear loose, thin, comfortable cotton inners. Avoid moisture, friction, and occlusion as fungus prefers a moist environment to grow. Keep the area dry as much as possible. Please avoid scratching or rubbing lesions as it may cause secondary bacterial infection. Avoid sexual contact until the lesion heals. Wash genitals after sexual intercourse. Stay in a well-ventilated room.

Do you have a history of atopy or allergies? Any contact with irritants, scented lotion? Any usage of harsh soap or lubricants during masturbation?

Rough handling? Uncontrolled sugar levels or prediabetic? Any burning sensation or irritation? Any recurrent episode? Do reply.

Use KZ soap (Ketoconazole) or Candid soap until clearance of lesion. Then for regular use cleansers. All the above-mentioned treatment will definitely help.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Thank you doctor,

I will take a look into those medications right away. I do not have any allergies, maybe just latex condoms because my penis used to get red with latex. So I use Polyisoprene non-latex condoms. I am not aware of any contact with irritants. I use shea moisture and shea butter soap, but I wash my penis with warm water only.

I use only water-based lubricants. Nothing other than the normal, so I try not to be rough. My brother is a diabetic, which made me invest in the glucometer. I check my levels, and even my doctor said sugar was fine. No burning or irritation, but I do remember my foreskin getting tight. No recurrent episode.

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatology Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

More precisely, the infection is candidal balanoposthitis. It is nothing serious do not worry. It can be cured completely. It will take one or two (a few weeks) to heal. Use a non-soap cleanser like Cetaphil, Episoft, no neutral soap cleansers to clean the genital area. Avoid latex, which causes an allergic reaction.

Any excess sweating? Use Abzorb powder(Clotrimazole dusting powder) to keep the area dry, KZ (Ketoconazole soap), or Candid soap for a bath in the genital area. Check up of partner needed.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Related Questions:
Can fungal infection cause low grade fever?
Balanitis - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Complications
I have fungal infection in my ear.Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction?
Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Why is the rash on my genitals not getting cured even after taking Fluconazole?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash on my genitals from a month. So, I went to a venereologist, who told me to take Fluconazole, one tablet for two weeks. As you can see by the photos attached, the rash is still the same even after a month. Please help me diagnose and treat my rashes.  Read Full »

Are the medicines given to me for scabies correct?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with scabies, and now I am worried my family also has it. The doctor has prescribed Permethrin cream 5%, Ketoconazole cream, Flutas 150 mg, and Levocetirizine. Are these tablets fine or should I add anything more? What should I do with the furniture and mobile phones? I h...  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 get occasionally some white discharge and a smell from it. There is no pain. What can be the diagnosis?  Read Full »

Also Read


Can naked body to body massage spread HIV?
Hello doctor, I recently had some business trip during which I had some naked body to body massage wherein massager vag...  Read more»
Are COVID-19 Patients Infectious for up to 90 Days After Recovery?
There have been reports of recovered COVID-19 patients getting reinfected and testing positive for almost 3 months. Read...  Read more»
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.