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Circumcised male, having dry and flaky gland on penis. Should i go to doctor?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2012 in Penis Problems
Question: I am a circumsised male living in NYC and the skin on the front of the gland of my penis away from front is dry and flacky. I haven't engaged in sex for several years so what could possibly cause and what kind of medical specialist should see and how might I find one? There's nothing else to say. There's no itch. The rest of the glans perfectly fine. I think if it could be kept dry (which is impossible due daily shower) and not suffer hot water and soap, it might go away.
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Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 42 minutes later
Hi,
Welcome to XXXXXXX and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern about dryness.
As long as it does not affect the urethral opening, and urination is alright, there is no role for a urologist.
Many conditions affecting the skin can affect the glans as well, like LICHEN PLANUS.
A dermatologist is the best person to solve the issue.
I wish i could have helped better if i had the opportunity to see a photograph of the affected area.
Wishing you good health,

Regards
DR GS
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