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White and cheesy discharge from penis tip, dry semen, irritation. Is it bacterial infection?

hello doctor, i am 22 years old and i hav a uncircumcised penis. before 1 year i saw that a white and cheesy thing is under my foreskin . i know it is dry semen but it irritate me. i think it could be bacterial infection . so plz suggest me a anti-bacterial cream which i will be cure from this white stuff. and one more thing i used a soap that is SCABILICE AND DETTOL to clean froeskin of my penis, is it good ?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello,
This white cheesy stuff is called as smegma.
Smegma is caused by shredded skin cells, largely dead epithelial cells, mixing with skin oil secretions, such as sweat and naturally-produced lubricants. 
Smegma may build up if it is not washed away. This may cause problems, thus good personal hygiene is necessary to avoid such problems. 
If smegma is allowed to build up it may begin to smell. It also may provide a place where bacteria can breed.
Smegma can be prevented by washing the genitals with warm water at least once a day. 

If you wash it with soaps and gels,then it can rob your penis of natural lubricant and result in local dryness and irritation of glans penis.
There is no need of any anti bacterial cream.

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