I have been having itching on my penis tip for 2 days, and a white substance collected near the forehead. Why? I have been having itching on my penis tip for the past two days, and a white substance collected near the foreskin. Why?
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Q. What causes itching on the penis and the collection of white substance near the foreskin?

Answered by  
Dr. Suvash Sahu
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Professional Bio: Dr. Suvash Sahu is a well-experienced Cosmetologist and Dermatologist with 20 years of clinical experience. He completed his MBBS from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, in 2003. He then compl... 

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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been having itching on my penis tip for two days, I have a white substance collected near the forehead, but I cleaned it with water. I was not involved in intercourse. I have not masturbated for five days. I had testicular pain and did sonography. The test results were negative, and no issues were found there. The pain got resolved by medicines. I am not able to sleep because of this itching problem. It is in high intensity that I am not even able to focus on something else. Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query and concern.

With your descriptions, it seems you have balanitis. It can be confirmed if you can share a few pictures. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis involving the foreskin and prepuce is termed balanoposthitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overwashing, use of over-the-counter medications, and non-retraction of the foreskin. It may be associated with diabetes and candidal fungal infections. Investigations include blood sugar and KOH mount for candidiasis. Suggested treatment:

1. Gentle retraction of the foreskin daily and soak in warm water to clean the penis and foreskin.

2. You can use a combination of Fusidic acid and Clotrimazole twice daily for one month. If balanitis does not respond to topical therapy, then you can take Ketoconazole 200 mg twice daily for two weeks.

Hope this addresses your concern.

Thanks and regards.

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