Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
120 Doctors are Online

Whitish flaky patch on the pubic area near penis. Not STD. What else?

I have a white, slightly flaky-looking patch on my pubic area about an inch above my penis . It is circular in shape, bout 2 centimeters in diameter, and very faint. It just basically looks like a plain circle of slightly dry skin and is slightly itchy every now and then. I feel fine and don`t have other symptoms. The texture is of normal skin and there is no redness or other abnormalities. I also haven`t had any sexual partners so I`m not sure how I got this.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  259
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Based on the information there are two possible causes which are as follows
1) Fungal infection (commonly known as ring worm infection) - most probable cause
2) Allergic reaction (contact dermatitis)- second most probable cause


Please contact PHYSICIAN ,
Reason is its hard to come to conclusion just from the description and a visual conformation / touch may be needed and may need some diagnostic test to pin point the cause.

Here is mostly all physician tend to do
1) physical examination
2) visual inspection and touch to feel the changes
3) may need a KOH test in case of fungus
4) may need to do blood test, or allergen test for finding out the cause
a) Prescribe the antifungal cream for the ringworm in case of fungal infection.
b) In case of allergic reaction will ask you to stay away of the allergen and may prescribe you antiallergenic drug
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor