The Skin Near The Head Of The Penis Widens And Enlarges?
Morning. I want to ask, I am 19 years old, the skin folds near the head of the penis suddenly become large and a little thick, not as usual. Is this normal? The shape is like a sago caterpillar (the tip is small, then the skin is a little thick).rnrnThank you
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Thickening of the skin around the head of the penis, as long as it does not appear accompanied by complaints, such as itching, pain, numbness, rashes, lumps, and so on are most likely not dangerous. This condition can arise due to excessive friction in the penis area, for example if you often use tight pants, causing the skin to thicken. Or, this thickening appears due to pearly penile papules, which are normal anatomical variations in the form of small nodules that grow around the penis like a pearl necklace.
However, if the thickening feels quite striking, or appears accompanied by one or more of the above complaints, you are advised to have it checked directly to a dermatologist and venereal specialist. It is also possible that your complaint arises due to the following reasons:
Insect bites Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with allergenic or irritating substances, eg soap, condoms, spermicides) Infections (eg due to folliculitis, tinea cruris, syphilis, leprosy, genital warts) Neurodermatitis (chronic stress-induced skin inflammation) Dermatitis seborrheic (chronic skin inflammation that causes the skin to thicken and peel like dandruff) Psoriasis (chronic skin inflammation due to an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive skin regeneration resulting in thickened, peeling, and sore skin), etc. Normal or not your condition can only be known after a doctor's examination directly. So, try to visit the nearest health facility directly before doing any therapy, okay?
At this time, you do not need to hold or squeeze the thickened skin of your penis too often. Always keep yourself and intimate organs clean by diligently bathing and rinsing the genitals after every bowel movement. Choose pants that are loose and made of soft, not rough, to minimize friction around the penis. Lastly, avoid casual sex to reduce the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted infections that could be one of the triggers for your complaints.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah