Suggest treatment for a red spot on the glans penis
Seems to be zoon's balanitis
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I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it is looking like zoon's balanitis.
It is a chronic reactive irritant dermatosis of the glans penis.
You should consult a dermatologist and get it to examined clinically and by going for a biopsy if required.
It is usually treated by application of topical steroid creams although chances of relapse and persistance are high with that.
Circumcision is curative treatment.
(Doctor, I was associated with pharmaceutical industry and was heading the training department of XXXXXXX at the time of retirement and this 'half-baked' knowledge is one reason for my imagining other possibilities. I hope you will pardon me for this.)
Biopsy will help in excluding other differentials
Looking at the picture it seems to be zoon's balanitis most likely but other close differentials are erosive lichen planus, erythroplasia of queyrat or psoriasis.
Rarely premalignant condition like bowenoid papulosis and penile cancer often have zoon's balanitis like changes clinically, so it is better to exclude all these conditions to be on a safer side.
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