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Why do glans turn brown?

Why do glans turn brown?

A harmless skin condition, penile melanosis, causes small patches of darkened skin to appear on the shaft or head of your penis, also called the glans. It occurs when melanin forms in concentrated deposits on the surface of your skin. Penile melanosis isn’t an STD and isn’t contagious.

How do you treat irritated glans?

Treatments can include: Antifungal creams: If a yeast infection is causing balanitis, your provider will prescribe an antifungal cream such as clotrimazole to treat the infection. You will need to apply the cream to the glans (head of the penis) and foreskin as prescribed.

What does balanitis spots look like?

Balanitis is irritation of the head (glans) of your penis. It’s usually caused by poor hygiene or an infection. You’re more likely to develop balanitis if you’re uncircumcised. Red spots, swelling, and itching are common symptoms.

What does an inflamed glans look like?

If you have penile swelling, your penis may look red and irritated. The area might feel sore or itchy. The swelling can occur with or without unusual discharge, foul odor, or bumps. These symptoms could make it difficult to urinate or have sexual intercourse.

What color should glans be?

Glans or glans penis is the tip of or the head of the penis. It is usually pinkish in color and turns red or purple during erection because of the excess blood flow.

Can balanitis cause discoloration?

For example, balanoposthitis caused by a penile yeast infection might include symptoms such as itching, burning, and white discoloration around the penis head and foreskin.

What creams help balanitis?

Treatment for common yeast-caused balanitis is topical canesten 1% cream (clotrimazole, Lotrimin); recommended treatment time varies from about 2 weeks to 1 month. Lotrisone (combination of betamethasone and clotrimazole) has also been used.

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