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Question: flaky skin on penis turned dark


 carmex1 - Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:57 am

Exactly as the topic... There was a large flaky area on the head of my penis (maybe caused by dry skin irritation) and it turned dark after masturbation. It has been been there for several years now and it has not grown or changed in color. I have tried using a lightening creme (hydroquinone) to see if that would help, but nothing has changed. I am hoping that it is not some type of std. It is also unappealing and it has made me become very self-conscious. Any further information or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:55 am

User avatar Hello,From your history a long standing pigmentation on the glans penis could have been caused by post inflammatotry pigmentation after a skin infection.The other cause could be a FDE,ie a Fixed Drug Eruption caused by an offending drug like analgesics,sulphonamides,or antibiotics.These FDEs could recur on exposure to the drug again.
Depigmenting cremes could cause an irritant dermatitis on this mucous area and should be used with caution.The chances of STDs are most unlikely.Do consult a dermatologist.Best wishes.

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