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Dry penis skin, white layer on foreskin, penis head. Possibility of infection?

I am around 43 years old. I was diabetic but now under control. Over the past few months, I have noticed that my penis skin has developed a dry texture. But most importantly, the rim of the penis foreskin , develops a white layer in the morning. Also it is difficult to pull the foreskin completely back. This has begun to happen everyday in the morning. I wash the white layer on the foreaskin and on the penis head (after peeling the foreskin back). Can please somebody explain to me the reasons and allay my fears that I have developed some infection?
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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hi robin, penile skin issues are common in diabetics. good local hygeine and regular inspection is needed. drying of foreskin occurs, when one tries to retract the foreskin, there can be small cracks which heal and cause further narrowing, eventually foreskin cannot be retracted (phimosis). this requires circumcision (removal of foreskin). get checked by a urologist or dermatologist to rule out skin infection (commonly fungal) and whether you need circumcision. donot apply antiseptics. clean with warm water, dry and apply bland cream like nivea. take care.
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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