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What causes slight skin change on foreskin?

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Question: Hi, I have a slight skin change on my foreskin. There is a kind of lighter areas on the side of the foreskin and on one side it is like a fee tiny spots. There is no itching or anything as such, just a slight difference in the change of colour.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
balanitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and photograph.

This looks to be a problem called balanitis.
I hope you have a single sex partner.
The effective treatment is as follows:
Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer.
you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it.

A course of antibiotic with metrogyl orally for 5 to 7 days should help you to get a cure. You get your Blood Sugar checked.
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What causes slight skin change on foreskin?

Brief Answer: balanitis Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query and photograph. This looks to be a problem called balanitis. I hope you have a single sex partner. The effective treatment is as follows: Clean the area with plain water 2 to 4 times a day and and keep it dry with a pure cotton cloth or a dryer. you may apply liquid Povidone Iodine locally or a Metronidazole cream- nothing else at all. We have seen no results with any other solution, cream or ointment. So do not try anything else; if you are using any, please stop it. A course of antibiotic with metrogyl orally for 5 to 7 days should help you to get a cure. You get your Blood Sugar checked.