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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have noticed some tiny white patches on my penis skin not on forehead of penis on lower region, there are 3-4 of different size nothing I believe it to be a fungal infection. I would like to know more
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Looks like lichen nitidus, not looking like fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it looks like lichen nitidus which is a chronic disease of the skin.
It is not looking like fungal infection.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend to apply topical steroid like mometasone cream on the affected areas twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
Steroidal preparations are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Thank you so much Asmeet,
Since you said its a chronic disease will I be not able to get rid of this completely Even after applying the mometasone cream? And I dont find anything like this in other part of my body.
Also, is this a common skin problem or something serious because Im kind of anxious about it.
As you said Its chronic I believe its NCD.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Nothing serious, no need to worry

Detailed Answer:
It can take a long time to resolve and in some patients doesn't go off completely but it's nothing serious.
No need to worry as it is minor skin ailment.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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