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Itchiness in penis, thin layer of deposit in penis. What could this be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User: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
User:hi doctor
Doctor:I understand your problem
User:its been a while
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:The link says the image has been removed,
Doctor:don't worry
Doctor:by your description I can make out what your problem is..
Doctor:The white debris you see is called smegma
Doctor:and it is a normal thing, there is nothing to be worried about it
User:but why is my penis itchy?
Doctor:all you need to do is to wash your penis daily with normal water and soap
User:no masturbation?
Doctor:The itching could be due to some other problem, do you have any rashes or sores on the shaft or glans of the penis?
User:anyway doctor, why am i being charge extra for it?
User:i was in the pending queue as i waited for you
User:and then when u came to attend to me
Doctor:Masturbation is fine
User:so the itchiness and the white thing occurs only recently
Doctor:The white debris you say, is it like a fluid or like flakes?
User:like flakes
User:i do not know how to describe it
Doctor:Excessive masturbation can sometimes cause itchiness
User:but i see it like a dirt
User:but white dirt
User:covered around the area
Doctor:It would be more like a thin covering around the glans right?
Doctor:That is called smegma
Doctor:there is nothing abnormal about it
User:okay, but why does it only happen recently?
Doctor:if you have noticed it recently, then there is a possibility of infection
User:what kind of infection?
Doctor:Like any other body part, even the penis can get infected by bacteria or fungus
User:but it been weeks, its itchy
Doctor:if it is itchy and you see white debris, it favours a fungal infection
Doctor:yes I understand..
User:fungal infection are usually cause of?
Doctor:fungal infections can take a long time get resolved
Doctor:in addition you might require a local antifungal or systemic tablets
User:what are usually the cause of it?
Doctor:fungal infections are usually caused by poor hygiene, and some times by sexual contact
Doctor:You can apply an over the counter antifungal cream for 4 weeks
User:can u see that pic?
Doctor:Yes I have seen the pic, and it does look like a mild infection
User:can it be a candida penis?
Doctor:You will have to consult a local dermatologist to get the appropriate medicines prescribed
Doctor:Yes, it can be candida infection
User:is it really terrible?
User:what are the cause of candida infection?
Doctor:It is like any other infection can be caused by
Doctor:poor hygiene
Doctor:decreased immunity
Doctor:like in diabetes
Doctor:and immunosuppressant therapy
User:so i need to go to the urology?
Doctor:Yes you can go to urology or dermatology
User:i have recently did my full body checkup
User:it probbaly started 16th february till now
User:does a candida will get worst? should i see a doctor soon?
Doctor:Yes, you should see a doctor soon, and yes it can get worse
User:okay its call a Yeast too right?
User:okay doctor
User:bye for now
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye, and take care.
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