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What do white patches on the foreskin of the penis indicate?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: white patch slowly spreading on the forskin of my penis
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Either vitiligo or Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, answer a few questions.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be either vitiligo or Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

I need to ask you few questions:

Do you have similar depigmented spots anywhere on the body?
Is the skin texture over these patches normal or atrophic?
Do you have any urinary complaints?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Thanks Dr.Asmeet.
I do not have similar depigmented spots anywhere in my body till now.
Skin texture appear to be normal as you can see. I do not understand what is atrophic
No urinary complaints so far
Thanks and regards,

Cpan
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 6 hours later
Brief Answer:

Vitiligo, topical steroid and tacrolimus ointment

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

According to your complaints, it seems to be vitiligo.

If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a mid potent steroid like Mometasone creams on the affected areas once daily in the morning and tacrolimus 0.1 per cent ointment on the white areas at night.

These will help in improving your skin condition.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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