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What causes a white patch on the shaft of the penis?

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Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2017
Question: I have observed white patch on the shaft of the Penis. I have used the Cansten-S , but dont get relief. I m concern whether it is Vitiligo. Further, i have not seen whit patches in rest of the body.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be vitiligo, topical steroid & tacrolimus ointment

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it seems to be vitiligo.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like mometasone cream on the affected area once daily in the morning and tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment on the white spot at night for 3-4 weeks.
These are prescription drugs and you should be used under the supervision of the doctor.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (12 minutes later)
Ok, now as per ur advice i should meet drematologist, any other advice do u want to give, like precaustion ? It is not curable dieses , what is the chances of spreading this in body.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No precautions required, can be cured

Detailed Answer:
You can meet the dermatologist.
No precautions are required.
It can be cured but it has an unpredictable course.
There are not much chances of it spreading to the other sites of the body.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes a white patch on the shaft of the penis?

Brief Answer: Seems to be vitiligo, topical steroid & tacrolimus ointment Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic I have reviewed the attached photograph and it seems to be vitiligo. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like mometasone cream on the affected area once daily in the morning and tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment on the white spot at night for 3-4 weeks. These are prescription drugs and you should be used under the supervision of the doctor. Regards Dr Asmeet