Itchiness in penis, thin layer of deposit in penis. What could this be? - Online Doctor Chats
hi doctor, i am not sure its an issue or not but i am having the itchiness at my penis, everytime when i go to shower i will open the foreskin and it has like a very very thin layer or basically there's some white debris its like a dirt but i know for the fact is from the penis itself. let me show you the picture its below the penis head about the penis shaft
I understand your problem
its been a while
May I know your age?
The link says the image has been removed,
by your description I can make out what your problem is..
The white debris you see is called smegma
and it is a normal thing, there is nothing to be worried about it
but why is my penis itchy?
all you need to do is to wash your penis daily with normal water and soap
The itching could be due to some other problem, do you have any rashes or sores on the shaft or glans of the penis?
anyway doctor, why am i being charge extra for it?
i was in the pending queue as i waited for you
and then when u came to attend to me
Masturbation is fine
so the itchiness and the white thing occurs only recently
The white debris you say, is it like a fluid or like flakes?
i do not know how to describe it
Excessive masturbation can sometimes cause itchiness
but i see it like a dirt
but white dirt
covered around the area
It would be more like a thin covering around the glans right?
That is called smegma
there is nothing abnormal about it
okay, but why does it only happen recently?
if you have noticed it recently, then there is a possibility of infection
what kind of infection?
Like any other body part, even the penis can get infected by bacteria or fungus
but it been weeks, its itchy
if it is itchy and you see white debris, it favours a fungal infection
yes I understand..
fungal infection are usually cause of?
fungal infections can take a long time get resolved
what are usually the cause of it?
fungal infections are usually caused by poor hygiene, and some times by sexual contact
You can apply an over the counter antifungal cream for 4 weeks
can u see that pic?
Yes I have seen the pic, and it does look like a mild infection
can it be a candida penis?
Yes, it can be candida infection
is it really terrible?
what are the cause of candida infection?
It is like any other infection can be caused by
like in diabetes
and immunosuppressant therapy
so i need to go to the urology?
Yes you can go to urology or dermatology
i have recently did my full body checkup
it probbaly started 16th february till now
does a candida will get worst? should i see a doctor soon?
Yes, you should see a doctor soon, and yes it can get worse
okay its call a Yeast too right?
bye for now
Thank you for consulting me.
Bye, and take care.
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