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Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry you have a rash on your penis. Can you attach pictures? How long have you had the "spots?" Any unprotected sexual encounters?
Thank you sending the pictures. The pictures represent small blocked oil glands that are under the skin and provide lubricant to the surface of the skin on your penis. The white spots are the "heads" and are not related to any kind of sexually transmitted infections. This is not herpes or any disease. May I suggest you use a moisturizing cream 2-3 times daily, this will help to reduce any friction on your skin.
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The white spots on your penis are blocked oil glands. These are very visible on the picture IMG_3262.JPG that you sent. I assure you this is not any kind of disease. To reduce any type of problem under your foreskin, when you bathe, pull back the foreskin and wash thoroughly with soap. Sweating around your groin and testicles can cause a "jock itch" which is caused by a yeast on the skin. There are two things you can do to treat/prevent it. Buy an over the counter antifungal cream (Lamisil) and a 1% hydrocortisone cream. Apply one, then 20 minutes later the other. Do this twice daily to stop any itching or irritation. Again, this is not a sexually transmitted disease, so you have no concerns.
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The "spots" will not go away by themselves. They are normal oil glands. They are not associated with any disease or illness, nor are they infectious but rather they represent a natural occurrence on the body. No treatment is therefore required, unless you have cosmetic concerns. You can go to a Dermatologist and have them removed, but the chances are they will come back. If you need to have a name for them, they are called Fordyce spots.
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