28.01.2023

White patches on the penis: possible causes and treatment

The appearance of a white plaque on the glans penis – the signal that the body has failed and should start looking for the cause of this phenomenon (maybe it’s the violation of rules of personal hygiene, but there are cases when the white patches appears in case of serious pathologies, sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other infectious diseases).

Common causes of the appearance of plaque on the glans penis

Tsenovye glands, which are located under the foreskin, specific produce thick grease – smegma. The smell is caused by the hormonal status of men. In children these glands are inactive, but with the onset of puberty starts the active lubrication. Smegma has a protective function: prevents trauma to the penis head in contact with the foreskin.

When violations of hygienic laws on the head of the penis a white thick coat with an unpleasant odor that is associated with the penetration of particles of smegma Kumanovo epithelium of the skin, bacteria, dirt, etc.

Proven that patients after circumcisio (circumcision) suffer less from balanica and balanoposthitis.

In Eastern Nations, where traditional circumcision is caused by religious tradition, pathology also diagnosed less often.

Inflammation of the glans penis and the foreskin reduces local immunity and facilitates infection by pathogens that are transmitted sexually.

In the literature there is evidence on the Carcinogenicity of smegma (the ability to provoke cancer), including, sexual partner.

Causes of white patches on the penis – sometimes sexually transmitted infection, in any case, with all the symptoms of distress on the part of organs of the urogenital sphere, it is necessary to consult and examination by a dermatologist or urologist.

White patches and rashes on the penis are characteristic of diseases such as:

Rash on the penis can be in the form of bubbles, plaques, papules and accompanied by foci of erythema, infiltration, etc.

On the background of the failure of the immune system after exposure, for example, swimming in cold water, pathogens begin to proliferate.

Initially appears white plaque on the penis, and then join all the signs of acute inflammation:

  • redness;
  • swelling;
  • pain;
  • reinforced isolation;
  • oozing;
  • cramps during periods of rapid urination.

If you do not start timely treatment, it will develop phimosis – the condition in which it is impossible to access the head of the penis. Persistent inflammation of the penis and the foreskin dangerous complications with cicatricial phimosis and paraphimosis.

Causes of white patches can be associated with HIV infection, decompensated form of diabetes.

White patches on the penis on the background of a fungal infection

Candidiasis – a fungal infection, mainly, conditional pathogens of the genus Candida albicans.

Thrush in men can occur acutely, with the appearance of cheesy white plaque on the penis, with a specific sour odor and signs of balanoposthitis and urethritis.

Sometimes the body copes with infection. Thrush does not apply to sexually transmitted diseases, but infection can occur during sexual contact with a sick partner.

Preliminary diagnosis can be assumed if the physical examination inspection, but to ensure that no other infections, it is necessary examination.

Before you take any therapeutic measures need to be tested.

Laboratory diagnosis

May require consultation with the following specialists:

  • infectious diseases;
  • dermatologist;
  • endocrinologist.
What are the factors that provoke the appearance of a white plaque on the penis

These include:

  • a weak immune system;
  • all diseases causing immunosuppression;
  • STI;
  • use of corticosteroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressants;
  • the use of irritating substances: the abuse of bath foam, aggressive spermicidal agent (contraceptive method), solutions with antiseptic action;
  • work related stay in the high-temperature zone;
  • improper hygiene skills: frequent use of soap and the destruction of beneficial flora;
  • the drug and alcohol abuse;
  • chronic inflammatory-infectious processes in organs of genitourinary sphere;
  • hemodialysis;
  • obesity;
  • condition after chemotherapy and radiation;
  • Masturbation.
How to get rid of white patches on the penis

With abundant accumulation of smegma due to poor hygiene, it is sufficient to revise hygienic skills: recommended shower 2 times a day with the obligatory exposure of the head, as detergents is better to use gel for intimate hygiene with neutral environment. Wearing tight synthetic underwear should be abandoned, and in the bathing season not to stay long in a wet swimsuit.

White patches on the penis of inflammatory Genesis

Minor inflammation can be removed using the bath with the decoction of chamomile, oak bark, celandine or with a solution of weak pink potassium permanganate.

With the spread of bacterial infection perhaps the appointment of antibacterial drugs, including, for local application: cream Baneuoqin, ointment Levomekol, Tetracycline, Eritromicina, gel Metrogyl.

You can make lotions with the use of solutions having anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action:

  • Chlorhexidine;
  • Dioxidine;
  • Miramistin;
  • Metrogyl, etc.

When severe swelling and redness inside prescribe an antibiotic with a broad spectrum of action: Z-factor (Azithromycin), Tsiprolet (Ciprofloxacin) for several days.

If the problem developed against the backdrop of a fungal infection recommend receiving antimycotic funds. The head of the penis is applied 2-3 times a day a thin layer of cream Pimafucin, Clotrimazole, Candide.

Local procedures for use of the medicinal infusion of herbs, you can make the bath or irrigation. Severe itching and redness with a yeast infection would weaken the tub with a solution of baking soda: 1 teaspoon per 200 ml of water.

If partner also has symptoms of thrush, treatment must pass both the man and the woman.

To improve the functioning of the immune system use the vitamins and immunostimulatory drugs.

Sometimes without establishing the reasons for any signs of trouble (redness, white patches, swelling, itching) at the pharmacy I advise you to buy cream Triderm.

It consists of 3 components:

  • corticosteroid hormone;
  • antibiotic;
  • anti-fungal agent.

For thrush this drug initially gives relief, but there are data on the development of antibiotic resistance Candida and suppress the local immune system.

As soon as man ceases to use the cream, comes back again all the symptoms with a vengeance.

Steroid drugs for local treatment do not use longer than 5 days.

For thrush application of corticosteroids, only addresses the symptoms but not the root cause, the colonies of fungi due to the suppression of local immunity to grow more actively.

All of the infections, sexually transmitted diseases, require the appointment of his very specific treatment. Therapy is carried out in pairs.

For dermatitis with abundant production of smegma it is possible to use antihistamines, corticosteroid creams Momat, Lokoid, baths with herbal decoctions.

Dietary treatment for thrush, and inflammatory diseases of the urogenital tract

Initially, you must restore balance in the body: to normalize the composition of the microflora, to improve the condition of mucous membranes, which were destroyed as a result of years of abuse of antibiotics, Smoking and alcohol.

For this you need to eat right.

From the diet is recommended to exclude spicy, sour, salty, smoked, vinegar, alcohol, and candidiasis – all sweet and drogisterij products: kvass, fresh pastries, beer, pancakes, candy, chocolate, etc.

However, nutrition should be balanced and enough calories to have the body strength to fight infection.

The diet try to include more vegetables, fruits, greens, cereals, dairy products. You can eat all varieties of meat, fish, eggs.

Adhering to these recommendations, you can not only get rid of white patches on the head, but from the unpleasant smell in the intimate area.

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