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Do young children get pearly penile papules more often?

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Pearly penile papule: Children, both male and female can have build up of epithelial cells, oil and debris under the foreskin in male or between labia in females is smegma. between labia in females. Cleanse area daily with a washcloth and very mild soap to remove debris. Avoid pulling back foreskin forcefully. Slow gentle retraction of foreskin daily in infants will allow full retraction by about 2-3 yrs.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Pearly penile papules are typically seen in postpubertal men.

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