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Suggest treatment for sores on penis

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Hi, I recently noticed some sores on my Penis. I thought they would heal but they are not really healing . they are instead turning into some kind o scaly pigmentation. I have done tests for STDs and these have been ruled out as a cause. I have had this problem for about 3 months. I am black XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to apply topical steroids

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
I have seen the attached pictures .
The kind of lesions you are having are suggestive of either psoriasis or lichen planus. Some better resolution close up images would be very useful in reaching a final diagnosis.
Apply a topical steroid cream like cortisone cream over the affected areas twice daily .
In case the lesions do not completely heal,you might need treatment with a more potent steroid cream like clobetasol or fluticasone which are basically prescription drugs .


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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (19 hours later)
Hi Doctor.

Thanks for your prompt response. If the conditions you mentioned turn out to be the case what is the typical expected treatment period. And could you also educate me on the causes of these conditions.

Regards
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Autoimmune diseases

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Both of these are basically autoimmune skin conditions .
They tend to slowly resolve over weeks with continuous treatment .
These are essentially non contagious and harmless in nature but they have a tendency to recur anytime even after complete treatment owing to their autoimmune nature .
You can start treatment as advised and then follow up with the response seen or you might need to be shifted to higher topical steroids which are basically prescription drugs.


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Brief Answer: Need to apply topical steroids Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. I have seen the attached pictures . The kind of lesions you are having are suggestive of either psoriasis or lichen planus. Some better resolution close up images would be very useful in reaching a final diagnosis. Apply a topical steroid cream like cortisone cream over the affected areas twice daily . In case the lesions do not completely heal,you might need treatment with a more potent steroid cream like clobetasol or fluticasone which are basically prescription drugs . Dr Geetika Paul