Advice on male genital skin conditions
Many skin conditions can affect the genital skin. Some are specific to the male genital skin, whilst others can be more widespread but affect the genital skin as well. Besides causing embarrassment, some male genital skin diseases can cause itching, discomfort and it can also affect relationships.
Some such conditions include:
- Bowen’s disease
- Lichen planus
- Fungal infections
- Skin cancers
- Lichen sclerosus
- Zoon’s balanitis
At Everything Skin Clinic™ our expert dermatologists will provide a clinical examination and may offer a skin biopsy to establish the diagnosis so as to offer a tailored treatment plan.
WHAT CAUSES MALE GENITAL SKIN Conditions?
This is considered to be a precancerous condition. Specialist creams such as imiquimod, or photodynamic therapy are effective in reversing the condition.
Whilst normal, some patients find this condition to be very distressing. The role of lasers in the treatment of Fordyce’s spots is well established. Dr Madan has been treating Fordyce’s spots successfully with carbon dioxide laser for many years.
Not all psoriasis treatments can be applied to genital skin as it is delicate and can cause discomfort and irritation. Specialist creams can be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis on the genitals.
This inflammatory condition can present as white lines on the mucosa or the red of the genitals. It can be quite itchy and may be the only sign of lichen planus. A biopsy may be required to confirm the diagnosis and to offer adequate treatment.
This can appear as white spots or red erosions on genital skin. Good treatments are available.
Candida infections are not uncommon and can point towards a diagnosis of diabetes especially if recurrent. If applicable, both partners should be treated simultaneously.
Whilst not pleasant at all to be diagnosed with scabies and crab lice infestation, these conditions are curable with appropriate treatment.
Sebaceous cysts can be single or multiple. These are easily removed by laser or surgery.
White spot disease can affect the genital skin. This can be addressed by topical therapy and light (excimer) treatment.
Warts and verrucae can be sexually transmitted. Genital warts should be treated aggressively as a risk of cross-transmission and progression of wart affected skin to skin cancer is well recognised.
Zoon’s balanitis describes inflammation of the head of the penis (glans penis) and foreskin. It usually affects middle-aged to elderly men who have not been circumcised.
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At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
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