Are There Calluses On The Tip Of The Penis?
I am a man aged 40, suddenly appeared like a hard skin on the tip of the penis that does not hurt and I often peel the dry skin. what causes it to be and is it normal? thank you
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It is normal to see hard, flaky skin at the tip of the penis. Like skin cells in other parts of the body, the skin of the penis will also regenerate normally to replace old dead skin cells with new skin cells. If the old, dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, a pile of skin can appear that looks hard and is easy to peel off. It could also, this condition causes a mild inflammation characterized by itching, redness of skin, and other uncomfortable sensations.
In addition, complaints on the skin of your penis can also be caused by other causes, for example:
Psoriasis (a chronic skin inflammation due to an autoimmune disorder that causes skin regeneration to run faster, making the skin appear thickened, scaly, peeling, and scarred)
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes skin to flake and peel like dandruff)
Hypertrophic scarring (excessive scar tissue formation after injury or inflammation of the skin)
Skin infections, for example due to fungi, viruses, or bacteria
Skin irritation, for example from excessive friction or scratching
Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an irritating substance or an allergy to certain substances in contact with the skin)
Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation exacerbated by psychological stress), and so on
To distinguish which conditions are still classified as normal and which are not, you need to check yourself directly to a doctor or a skin specialist. Generally, it is enough to do a physical examination, the doctor can determine the right treatment. However, if needed, the doctor may also direct you to undergo further tests, such as an allergy test, or taking tissue samples from the thickened skin for microscopic examination.
In the meantime, it's best to stop your habit of peeling off thickened skin first, because it can lead to wounds and secondary infections. Always clean your penis well after every bowel movement and sexual intercourse. Avoid all forms of risky sexual activity. Always wear pants that are clean, not tight, and also have soft material. Finally, keep your penis from coming into contact with harmful substances.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah