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@Qwerty Glucocorticosteroids like betamethasone constrict blood vessels, so the effect of becoming paler is to be expected. They are powerful anti-inflammatories, so if there is any inflammation they will reduce it, but they may well reduce intercellular fluid volume even if it is at normal levels (i.e. they might temporarily make the bump smaller even if it is not actually inflamed).
Corticosteroids only affect symptoms, not causes, so don't point us in any particular direction.
@Qwerty What cream did you use? I'm still not convinced it is inflamed--I think it may just be well-supplied with blood vessels.
The glans doesn't look as dry as would be seen in, say, someone who is circumcised. I think it's in the normal range.
I don't think diet has anything to do with it.
Interesting--thanks for putting the picture up--it helps answer some of the questions. It doesn't look to me like there is any inflammation, and therefore there is probably no infection. (This is consistent also with your having it all your life.)
It looks like a minor disorder of development of that bit of the tissue--my guess is some type of mucosal nevus--like a mole but in this case not pigmented. At any rate, if it has stayed much the same for most of your life, I think it is not going to be a problem, except, of course, your attitude to it. Try to accept it as part of your individuality. It won't 'infect' anyone else, and I think few people would even notice.
I was in the grocery the other day and they were sampling food. There was a young mother and child who were offered samples. The child reached for one of the samples and was prompted by his mother, "What do you say?" The child responded, "Please." When he received the sample, again the prompt, and the child sad "Thank you."
This got me to thinking about how we lose our manners as we age. It is very unusual here on A2A for a poster to offer a polite reply to an answer. Why is that? Is it because the questioner and answerer are not face to face? Does the anonymity encourage our manners loss?
What do you think? Please let us know. And, thank you.
@WilliamBostwick Welcome to A2A, The options you have depend on where you live, Trapping and shooting are legal in some places, but not in others. Your best bet would probably be to contact your local Department of Natural Resources or game warden and see what they suggest.
@jo20 Welcome to A2A. I would recommend you check out Alcoholics Anonymous, The have a good track record.
The internet is fine for finding answers to a question, but it does not provide you the support that you need and so the bottle continues to be your means of support, when what you need is human support, particularly from someone who has been there.
You have taken a good first step in admitting that you have a problem. I have not personally walked the walk ahead of you, but I understand there can be many distractions. We here on A2A will support you, but as you have said, you need a real live person as well.