I developed a white, flaky kind of skin on my penis?


Hello Doc. I developed a white, flaky kind of skin on my penis. It seems to only be restricted to the head of my penis and nowhere on my shaft. I know it wasn’t caused by sex because I haven’t had sex in 3 months and it’s just now appearing.

Age: 23
Medications: NA


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Dr. Javez Ernesto
Dr. Javez Ernesto

It is likely that this is a tissue abrasion caused by your sexual activity. (Can also be a result of masturbation). This can result in balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. In your case, this does not seem to be a serious bacterial infection but more of a skin abrasion. This can resolve by itself without complication if you avoid sexual activity for about two to three weeks .If situation does not resolve by itself you should consult to obtain a prescription topical corticosteroid medication cream.