I have lichen planus on the penis. They developed on the head (not towards the tip) and a little on the the underskin about 4 weeks ago. a Little itching sensation once or twice a day, no problem in doing anything in life, sex, urinating etc, but the look of my penis is annoying with those purple and white bumps. I have had a history of having unbelievably bad mouth ulcers, other than that, I've completed 29 years of healthy life. I was initially feeling hesitant in pulling out my penis in front of the doctor, so tried to find something online. But boy, online things made life a hell. Some said, its fungal so apply coconut oil, some said, its pearly penile papules leave them alone, some said its a STD, and some were totally crazy saying, its a penile cancer.
Since it has been only 4 weeks, and I wanted my mental health to be better (this thing disturbed me emotionally thinking what would my girl think of me), I thought to nip this thing in the bud, went to my doctor, pulled out the thing in front of him, and he said, its nothing else but lichen planus and the reason is mostly unknown but it can be due to abnormal immune reaction provoked by a viral infection or a drug.
I have been advised ELOCON ointment, and an oral drug "hydroquin". I started using it today, but my doctor was unfazed, and said, "it is good to nip this thing in the bud", so unlike most cases (where it take 1 year or more for the rashes to go away), this will be cured in a few months completely.
I'll update you on my penile health in 1 months time to tell where I have gone with this treatment, but mentally i am at peace already.