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White deposition under the foreskin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have some problem
Doctor :   Please explain.
User :   There is white substance getting deposited under penis forskin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i see it every morning
Doctor :   Ok
User :   area under skin is itchy and some times burning sensation
Doctor :   Since when are you noticing these symptoms?
User :   it almost 15 days
Doctor :   Do you have any discomfort or burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   i was that area everyday while bath with hot water
User :   no
User :   no problem while passing urine
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   my age is 24
User :   i m not involved in sexual activity but I do masturbate sometimes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you notice any foul smelling discharge?
User :   yes it smells
User :   the white substance are not easily removed unless I apply soap
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   White substances can get normally collected under the prepuce of the penis.
Doctor :   This can occur due to secretions and dead skin.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is referred to as smega.
Doctor :   They do not cause any problem
Doctor :   However, occasionally there are chances that these can get infected.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It occurs mainly due to improper hygeine.
User :   but why it is so itchy?
User :   and burning sensation when i touch
Doctor :   Since you have itching and burning sensation, which foul smell, there are possibilities that it may have been infected.
Doctor :   In such cases you may need appropriate antibiotics.
User :   okk
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult a doctor - a dermatologist for examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   and for the antibiotics if needed.
Doctor :   In the mean time, I would suggest you to continue cleaning with water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This condition can be treated adequately with appropriate antibiotics, hence do not panic.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Consult your dermatologist for further treatment.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   can you suggest me antibiotic for that
Doctor :   Its unethical to prescribe the antibiotics without a physical examination,
User :   can i try some treatment by own before i got to doctor personally
User :   okk
Doctor :   hence I would suggest you to consult the dermatologist for the antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   i will follow
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no ... thanks alot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bbye
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