I am a 17 year old male who is really sexually active. i was uncircumcised and have had an infection on my penis head and around the shaft for some quite time. i clean it daily but it does not seem to go away. Is there any creams i can take?? ive heard of viaderm kc? will that help at all. the infection consists of white little bumps and some smell but no puss and red dots have appeared from time to time
Balanitis is a term used to include all inflammation of the skin covering the head (glans (glands)) of the penis.
Lack of aeration and irritation because of smegma and discharge surrounding the glans (glands) penis causes inflammation and edema.Smegma is a combination of exfoliated (shed) epithelial cells, transudated skin oils, and moisture, and can accumulate under the foreskin of males.
Smegma is noticeable as a smooth or moist texture until it is allowed to accumulate, when it takes on its characteristic texture and appearance described in many texts as "cheesy". Because smegma tends to accumulate under the foreskin in males, its presence is less common and less noticeable in circumcised males.Accumulation of smegma can cause or aggravate a variety of irritations known as balanitis.
Smegma, if allowed to accumulate and decay in the foreskin cavity it can provide an ideal medium for potentially pathogenic bacteria or fungi, the most common one being yeast normally found on the skin, to colonize the site.
This leads to the appearance that you have described. Treatment is to apply Monistat ointment on the area, twice daily for about ten days.
Prevention is done by maintaining good hygiene which includes rinsing the area below the foreskin with warm water to prevent accumulation of smegma.
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