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I have had a silver coloured stain on my for over

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I have had a silver coloured stain on my foreskin for over 2 months it's not painful. what is it ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
There is no real way to say without exam.
Can you attach a picture?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

It is probably a loss of pigment due to a fungal infection or vitiligo

vitiligo is an autoimmune skin condition which results in loss of pigment.

a pic would help
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi tried but cannot send you a photo

how did I get it ?

and what do I buy to cure it ?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
fungus lives normally on the skin

it can sometimes cause an infection

If it's a fungal infection then clotrimazole 1% will treat it

I can't tell you for sure if it's fungal without seeing it

try uploading to photobucket then attaching the link
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.



There is no way to say what a silver color is without the picture I requested.


ANY skin disease can occur her and jumping to fungal infection is not a good idea. Even keratosis can happen here. Your description does not fit that of a typical fungal infection, and I think that if I made such an assumption I would probably wind up being incorrect.



Do NOT simply treat this, go to a doctor to get a diagnosis.


I will also tell you that based on the description this is NOT vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a depigmentation, white, without color.


You can upload a picture to and give me the link Or have customer service send me the photos if you can not attach them here.



Let me know I am a double board certified clinical doctor with over 20 years of experience.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
The blow up of that is blurred.
I see a white area, not a sliver area.
Vitiligo is my first pick, since fungus would spread, have pain, or itch.

It also looks raised, so there are some fungi that cause depigmentation.

There are also some autoimmune conditions that will do this.

So have this examined under correct visual conditions and undermagnification.

For vitiligo, the first treatment is usually steroid.
Let me know if you have further questions.
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