Help, ivory patches on glans

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please help me with this because i went to almost 10 doctors and everyone is saying something different but they are saying that it is not something serious at all and i am very afraid of it.

5 months ago i started noticing ivory patches on my glans specially around the top of glans, they are not itchy and i don't feel of anything just the change of color and my skin started to get red after i used some creams like fucidin H. please see the photo and tell me if it is something serious or just changing of color. note that i am circumcised.

THANKS A LOT

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    Hi mike,

    Given your numerous encounters with the medical profession, the only way of resolving this issue at this stage is to get a skin biopsy of the affected area. The drawback to this, apart from the obvious pain and bleeding, is that it will leave a small scar/dimple at the site of the biopsy. If you're prepared to face the consequences, then find a willing dermatologist to do it; otherwise I suggest you leave it and see if additional symptoms develop for the diagnosis to finally reveal itself.

    For what it's worth, I suspect you have mild or early lichen sclerosis. You may have already been told or read about this, so be vigilant for any additional symptoms that may develop later.

    Adhari

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      Interestingly, LS is very itchy in women is not so prominent a symptom of LS in men. An infection would usually be associated with inflammation (pain, redness, swelling, boils, ulceration) and the photos do not indicate any of these features.

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      i have redness and dryness and it happened after i used Fucidin H 1 month ago and I am still fighting the dryness tell now. I am very depressed and i don't know what to do

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      OK, so now you're saying the white patches started AFTER using the Fucidin-HC cream? And in that time you saw 10 (ten) doctors within a month??! It's quite important to establish the timeline to determine causality as diagnosis is based on a good history as well as physical examination.

      It's possible that these patches of whiteness could be a side-effect of Fucidin-H; in the list of side-effects Fucidin-H can cause the skin to lighten (hypopigmentation).

      [(https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5511.pdf)https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5511.pdf]

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      the patches were exist before i started to use the Fucidin H, and when i used the fucidin H i felt that the skin is destroyed and became very dry and red in the middle of glans it made the condition much worse. I went to the doctor to check the patches only and now i'm fighting the patches and the dryness and redness. i used to put fucidin H twice a day and i put a lot because i did not know its side effects. i feel very stupid now and i wish i didn't go to the doctor at all. i am thinking of biopsy a lot if it will give me the final diagnose i don't care about pain

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      before i went to doctor i had no issues except the patches and when i went to the doctor 1 month ago and i used Fucidin H the struggle started after one week of excessive use of it the skin became so red and dry. then i used antifungal for 2 days i didnt notice improvement then i used mometazone for 3 days and i didn't notice difference either. i tried propotic also for 2 days and no improvement. i can't continue the treatment for 7 days because of dryness. now i am just using moisturizer in order to fight the dryness

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    is there any hope it is vitiligo

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    Thank you for your message, Adhari has given you the best advice.

    I would go ahead and get the biopsy done as it causes no lasting issue and will fully heal in 5 to 8 days.

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