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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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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling  off?

Need evaluation: you should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...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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What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

Infected hairs: Especially if you sweat a lot there, you're prone to get little bacterial infections at the roots of your hairs. Usually no treatment is required, or put warm compresses on them. ...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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Hi i'm 23 year old male, there are several white pimples type dots on borders of my penis head?

Hi i'm 23 year old male, there are several white pimples type dots on borders of my penis head?

May be normal: You may have something which is considered normal called pearly penile papules. Your general physician, dermatologist or urologist can confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My bf has this white hard small pimple looking spot on the head of his penis. And another one appeared on edge. No pain or discomfort?

My bf has this white hard small pimple looking spot on the head of his penis. And another one appeared on edge. No pain or discomfort?

Here are some...: Most likely he may just have harmless lesions like pearly penile papules or some rash related with long-foreskin-related inflammation/infection. Nonetheless, no one can offer perfect Dx without taking a direct look. So, confirm Dx before Rx. More? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc to reach right Dx & Rx... ...Read more

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I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

That can be ...: Such described pimple even on the penis is nothing unusual and harmless unless becoming infected like an acne. So, leave it alone as long as painless. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Probably not: Most sexual lubricants are water based and shouldn't cause blockage of oil glands. Friction from intercourse or STD may be a concern. Anal sex is slightly higher risk for infection. If the pimple is very sore or takes a long time to heal I would get STD testing. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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Red dot that looks like a pimple on the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be Herpes? I'm afraid. Please help.

Red dot that looks like a pimple on the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be Herpes? I'm afraid. Please help.

Cherry angioma: Probably not herpes. Lack of important detail makes precise answer impossible. See Dr for confirmation. Ascorbic acid, biotin, and acai are all useless scams, a waste of money. Those who sell these to gullible people are con men cheating you out of your money. ...Read more

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I haveherpes implex orally but I noticed a pimple that was red above my penis. A few days later it formed a white head and popped not clear isit herp?

I haveherpes implex orally but I noticed a pimple that was red above my penis. A few days later it formed a white head and popped not clear isit herp?

Herpes: One cannot transmit their own herpes infection to another part of their body. And one cannot get infected by the same virus again. Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that are very painful. They do not look like pimples. ...Read more

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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

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Small red pimple on head of penis. Used a condom during sex a week ago. This appeared yesterday. Get tested?

Small red pimple on head of penis. Used a condom during sex a week ago. This appeared yesterday. Get tested?

Various causes: It can be simple irritation or it can be due to Human papilloma virus infection(warts) , donovanosis , chancroid. A simple urine test will not help differentiating the bump. You will need to see a Dermatologist or a specialist in STI to diagnose your condition. They will clinically examine you and rule out the STI. ...Read more

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If penis is not erected..White coating on head. If erected small small white pimples on head and white pimples on ring of head. What is it?

Some ideas: Are you describing smegma that rubs off the glans? Are you describing pearly penile papules on the corona around the glans? Look these up online and if you need more help, your personal physician is the one to see. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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