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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Can you get a pimple or acne on the penis?

Can you get a pimple or acne on the penis?

Yes: However, you can also get genital warts on your penis if you are sexually active. Therefore, you should have an examination with your doctor to determine exactly what the proper diagnosis is. ...Read more

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How to tell if these white pimples on my penis acne or herpes?

How to tell if these white pimples on my penis acne or herpes?

Sebaceous cysts: Herpes is a collection of blisters that as they age lose the top layer of the skin and have raw red ulcerated lesions. Herpes hurts.
Acne on the penis is not normal and I doubt with sincere confidence that you have pimples on your penis. The more common benign situation is an oil or pus filled lesion known as a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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There is a very little round stoney thing on the fore skin of my penis, it is not a pimple or acne and it has been there for years now. What is it?

There is a very little round stoney thing on the fore skin of my penis, it is not a pimple or acne and it has been there for years now. What is it?

Scar: Especially if it feels solid, this is probably scarring from a previous infection in one of the little sebaceous glands. If it is stable, i'd ignore it. In the eye, these are known has chalazions, or "hailstones". Thanks for your question. ...Read more

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I have cystic acne, and I currently have a pimple on my the shaft of my penis, is it safe to have sex if I use a condom?

I have cystic acne, and I currently have a pimple on my the shaft of my penis, is it safe to have sex if I use a condom?

Maybe: But it might hurt. And are you certain that is what the condition is on your penis? Sounds like you should visit your doc and have it checked out. If it is an STD and the condom breaks not only could you risk pregnancy but also disease transmission. ...Read more

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I have had history of penile acne since before I was sexually active for all my life any reason for these random pimples on penis doctor says normal m?

I have had history of penile acne since before I was sexually active for all my life any reason for these random pimples on penis doctor says normal m?

You're fine: You've got sebaceous glands there just like on your face. Some guys get acne there. The discomfort of applying benzoyl peroxide may not be worth it -- it's your choice. ...Read more

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Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis

Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis

Likely ingrown hair: Most likely it is an ingrown hair possibly getting infected. You can apply a topical abx like neosporin. If not improving get it checked out by your doctor. Does not sound like an STD though. ...Read more

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I have somes ittle white bubble in my penis looks like acne but is not...What is that? .

I have somes ittle white bubble in my penis looks like acne but is not...What is that? .

Inclusion Cyst?: Somebody would need to see it. However, many young men get little epidermoid inclusion cysts that may discharge cheese-like material once the hair starts coming in along the shaft. They are harmless. Any doubt, show it to your own physician. ...Read more

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I have somes ittle white bubble in my penis looks like acne but is not...What is that? .

I have somes ittle white bubble in my penis looks like acne but is not...What is that? .

Bubble on Penis: Cannot tell by your description. How long has it been there? Does it itch? You cannot get acne on your penis! It might be a cold sore. Best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the little pimples on my penis?

What are the little pimples on my penis?

Get medically: Checked to find out with any certainty.
Take care. ...Read more

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Little pimples on penis, what could this be?

Little pimples on penis, what could this be?

Acne: I'm going to assume these are pustules, and that this is the most likely acne or a similar bacterial problem in the sebaceous glands. It is usually not necessary to treat it. If you have small clear blisters in a single group and they are painful, then it probably herpes ii and a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

Have it examined.: It is impossible to answer your question without being able to see the area directly. Have it examined. ...Read more

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Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

PPP: These are likely to be benign (innocent) lesions called "pearly penile papules". I would not be concerned about them, though seeing a physician if they become inflamed or continue to spread would be best. ...Read more

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Hello, my penis there grew something like a pimples like kind of thing, I was wondering what kind of infection is it? Is is deadly? : (

Hello, my penis there grew something like a pimples like kind of thing, I was wondering what kind of infection is it? Is is deadly? : (

Exam needed: It's possible that these lesions are from a herpes virus infection and, since there is treatment available if this is the diagnosis, get examined by your physician or dermatologist. Nevertheless whatever the diagnosis is, it wouldn't be lethal. Get examined while the lesions are visible. ...Read more

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How do you cure penis pimples?

How do you cure penis pimples?

Molluscum?: Small red bumps on the penis are most likely molluscum, a contagious wart. This needs to be treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the pimples on my penis?

What is the pimples on my penis?

HSV 2: You could be having herpes simplex-2 virus infection. Please contact your doctor for a thorough exam to get the correct diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can men get pimples on their penis?

Can men get pimples on their penis?

In Short, Yes: Any where you have skin, you can get pimple like lesions, since pimples are essentially infected skin glands. They could also be infected hair follicles, herpes, warts, or any number of other things. He should get them checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Pimples on my penis's top, is this serious?

Pimples on my penis's top, is this serious?

Penis pimple or not?: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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What cause clusters of pimples on penis tip?

PPP: You may have pearly penile papules. This is a normal condition that is not a disease. The contour of the involved skin could be improved with a minor surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How to remove cluster of pimples on my penis?

Thanks for asking!: Difficult to answer without knowing location (shaft or head of penis) and seeing the appearance of the 'pimples'. Cluster of lesions on the shaft may represent a std such as genital herpes or genital warts and cluster of small bumps on the head of the penis may represent a yeast infection. A urologist would be able to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have many small pimples on my penis. What I will do?

I have many small pimples on my penis. What I will do?

See a doctor: You should let a doctor examine it and tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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There are some little pimples in my penis. Should I be worried?

Probably not: But there is no way to tell for sure unless you see your doctor for a full evaluation, diagnosis and possible therapy if necessary. ...Read more

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White little pimples on the edge on the penis. What does this mean?

White little pimples on the edge on the penis. What does this mean?

Pearly Penile Papule: Little white pimples on the edge of the head of the penis are usually pearly penile papules and considered normal. No treatment is needed. If they are changing in size or have additional symptoms, have them checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get pimples on your penis and balls area?

Is it possible for you to get pimples on your penis and balls area?

Yes: They are usually infected hair follicles on the shaft and scrotum. Have your doctor evaluate them to see if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have tiny whites pimples on my penis and I don't know what it is?

I have tiny whites pimples on my penis and I don't know what it is?

Penis pimples: It depends a little on where they are located. Do the appear around the glans? If so, then they are what are called "pearly pink papules" and they are harmless. If they are located on the shaft of the penis then perhaps resubmit your question with that information. ...Read more

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Is it bad for teen boys to have small white pimples under their penis?

No....: They can be little milia or white heads.
If they are growing and concern you have them checked out by your doctor. You are fine and that is a good question. ...Read more

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