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Im a 15 year old boy and noticed clusters of white bumps underneath the foreskin when i clean it or pee.Ive seen those papules things and fordyce spots and im pretty sure they're not what they are either.It looks to be an infection more than anything but i clean my penis and pull back my foreskin to clean it also.They dont itch or hurt but i would like them to be gone because they are sorta embarrassing.I would like to know what they are and how to cure them with ointment or something.Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Kenshiro73:

The white bumps are most likely to be accumulated smegma. Try soaking them with olive oil to loosen them.


Smegma is a natural, normal, harmless, and healthy substance. It is a mixture of exfoliated skin and skin oils. Smegma does NOT cause cancer.


Smegma collects under the foreskin. It is normally white in color. Some people believe that smegma resembles cream cheese.


It can get irritating if it stays for a long time without being washed away, so it is good practice to wash under the foreskin periodically.


Accumulated smegma may get hardened and difficult to remove if it stays a long time such as under a foreskin that is not retracted. Olive oil has been recommended for softening and removing hardened smegma.

Since smegma is composed of exfoliated skin and skin exfoliation occurs continuously, smegma is continuously forming. You may expect to see more