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Are itching in the penis, and some white spots on the foreskin suggestive of an infection?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Hi doctor, I have itiching in my penis and observed some white spot on foreskin, is it any infection
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems like a yeast infection. Kindly upload images.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Perhaps you have a candidal /yeast infection. I request you to kindly upload an image of the affected area in the "Reports Section" so that I am able to confirm and guide you better.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 48 minutes later
Hello doctor, pics uploaded, only itching is there, no pain if I touch on white bumps/spots, and I also noted that white smelly stud occurring fast and frequently , even I am washing morning and evening, and sensitivity is almost lost on head during the sex
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Candidal balanitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I have viewed the images.
You seem to have a yeast /candida infection - white macerated scaling and itching is a feature of candidal balanitis.
I suggest you to apply a topical antifungal e.g Clotrimazole cream, twice daily for a week.
In addition to this you may take a oral antifungal e.g tab Fluconazole once a day for 3 days.
Clean the area daily with just lukewarm water. Avoid soap.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards
Dr. Kakkar S.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 13 hours later
Thanks doctor, is these white pimples are due to infection?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fordyce spots

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thank you. The white bumps are actually fordyce spots which are ectopic sebaceous glands. They are not due to candida infection.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 28 minutes later
Doctor, thanks for information, are they harmful for me and need treatment, i observed these spot recently
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fordyce spots

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Fordyce spots are quite common. They don't require treatment.

Take care,
Dr. Kakkar S.
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