Dermatology

White eruptions on the penis

CASE #1A 40-year-old uncircumcised black man complained of a white rash he has had on his penis for several years.During that time, he noticed increased pain with sexual activity and occasional pain when he urinated. Tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV, were negative. A topical antifungal agent and dicloxacillin…

Healing hyperhidrosis

Are there any effective treatments for hyperhidrosis?— Gerardo M. Maradiaga, MD, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Hyperhidrosis is estimated to affect 1%-2% of the U.S. population and can create problems for patients socially, occupationally, and psychologically. Primary focal hyperhidosis is defined as more than six months of excessive, bilateral, symmetric sweating that has no apparent cause, starts…

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