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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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How to cure red bumps on the head of the penis?

How to cure red bumps on the head of the penis?

No need to treat: "pearly penile papules" are a normal finding in many men, especially if uncircumcised. Often referred to as "tyson's glands" although not glands. An occasional dermatologist might try to eridicate them with laser, under local anesthesia. But, this is entirely unnecessary. Bumps are not a sign of any disease and do not require any treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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I had lil red bumps on the head of my penis for a month or so then they disappeared, what could it hav been?

I had lil red bumps on the head of my penis for a month or so then they disappeared, what could it hav been?

Penile "bumps": Tis could be a std (herpes), folliculitis (hair follicle inflammation), skin abrasion or a manifestation of another problem such as a reaction to detergents or cancer. Correct diagnosis requires examination by your medical doctor, dermatologist, or urologist. You should have this evaluated as you may be at risk for spreading infection, or this issue may signal a more worrisome health problem. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules : Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist. They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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What are these red bumps on the head of my penis and foreskin? I have red bumps on the head of my penis and foreskin and they have been there for about 5 days and seem to be shedding some skin when i check on it.

What are these red bumps on the head of my penis and foreskin? I have red bumps on the head of my penis and foreskin and they have been there for about 5 days and seem to be shedding some skin when i check on it.

An : An important thing to know is if these bumps are itchy. If so you may be dealing with a fungal infection, which in this area is called jock itch aka tinea cruris.There are over the counter treatments (clotrimazole cream) that may help. Also, you could be dealing with an allergic reaction. Have you used any new soaps, lotions, or lubricants on your penis? You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and monitor for relief. Lastly, an std check may be neccessary if you are sexually active. If the bumps persist you should be evaluated by a medical professional. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Red bumps on the head of my penis and IV never had sex?

Red bumps on the head of my penis and IV never had sex?

Then maintain: good hygiene wash and clean and dry , will clear may be simple skin glads infection, common if you are not circumcised , speak to your doctor may need Rx antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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Hello, I just had unprotected sex with someone who's been tested for stds and the next day I saw that I had little red bumps on the head of my penis?

Hello, I just had unprotected sex with someone who's been tested for stds and the next day I saw that I had little red bumps on the head of my penis?

Penile rash: You must go and show this to a doctor to be diagnosed. Off the cuff can think of several possibilities, but purely suppositional. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a ring of what looks like red bumps near the head of my penis but not on the head. I wasn't sure what it could be. ?

I have a ring of what looks like red bumps near the head of my penis but not on the head. I wasn't sure what it could be. ?

Infection/Inflammati: This is difficult to answer without asking you further questions or even seeing a picture of the lesion. Could be inflamed skin or infection. Please come on virtual consult for further help ...Read more

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Red bumps on head of penis kind of hurt but they are not herpes. Was tested in could not figure out what it was. Help?

Red bumps on head of penis kind of hurt but they are not herpes. Was tested in could not figure out what it was. Help?

Inverse Psoriasis?: I recently have biopsied a patient who i thought had herpes (he was hsv2 +), however the biopsy came back as psoriasis- it's rare on the penis, but it happens. Other possibilities include a drug eruption, yeast infection/candidiasis, zoon's balanitis or hpv (genital warts). Have a dermatologist or urologist evaluate the area- a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when i wake up i usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so..Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when i wake up i usually just take a shower and it goes away in  1hr or so..Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Balanitis: This is due to a tiny amount of urine under the foreskin. Smegma and other microorganisms proliferate as they feed on the urine. It is not an infection, but the metabolic products of these microbes is irritating. Make sure you wash and blot under the foreskin before sleep. Castellani solution wipes out the microorganisms and stops this symptom. It can be repeated when needed. A circumcision is cur ...Read more

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Have tiny red bumps directly underneath the head of my penis. They tend to itch occasionally. What could this be?

Have tiny red bumps directly underneath the head of my penis. They tend to itch occasionally. What could this be?

Here are some...: To verify if what you've observed in glans penis is related with tight long foreskin, see urologist timely so to reach right Dx for right care; if not related with foreskin or not pearly penile papules along penile corona, circumcision is needed for long-term care, but currently, improve topical hygiene with adequate cleansing & drying + judicious use of topical ant-fungal - steroid cream. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on tip on head of my penis. Not itchy or bothersome just troublesome to look at. Used condom but didn't shower for rest of day.

I have red bumps on tip on head of my penis. Not itchy or bothersome just troublesome to look at. Used condom but didn't shower for rest of day.

See answer: Red bumps on the head (glans) of the penis most commonly caused by either irritation, infection, or a specific type of dermatitis. Irritations can be related to trauma or specific irritant (chemical, spermicidal, lubricant, medication, etc). Infections more common in uncircumcised penis and often fungal/yeast (especially in diabetics) or std like hsv. If does not resolve with good hygiene, see md. ...Read more

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What can these circular red bumps be on my penis head?

Penis: Tyson's glands circle the head (glans) of the penis and produce smegma. If the the glands are swollen and/or red, it is best to see a urologist for treatment. There may be an infection. ...Read more

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I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

I have red bumps below my penis head sometimes they go away or turn black?

Hemangiomas: Small red bumps which appear black would be small drops of blood often found on scrotum call fox fordyce. These can bleed and may need to be cauterized. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my penis head. They itch and ive had them for about 3 days. What could this be?

See answer: Most common causes of itchy, red bumps on the glans penis include: 1) "balanitis": inflammation usually associated with being uncircumcised, poor hygiene, excess moisture, and/or diabetes and due to an overgrowth of yeast/fungus; 2) contact dermatitis or allergic response to some irritant, usually chemical (e.g. spermicidal, condom, soap); or 3) dermatitis: atopic, seborrheic). Rx based on cause. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on the head of my penis, closer to the tip. It is slightly sensitive but I wouldn't describe it as pain. What could this be?

I have a small red bump on the head of my penis, closer to the tip. It is slightly sensitive but I wouldn't describe it as pain. What could this be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described is consistent with herpes. If you are sexually active you may wish to see a doctor for an evaluation and tests for sexually transmitted diseases. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

Here are some ...: What you described is acute so it is related either with acute infection / inflammation or with physical / allergy-related irritation. But, regardless of its cause, the essence of care is same with keeping the affected area as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible (of course, with washing/drying) plus gingerly using antifungal + steroid cream 1-2 times daily of ...Read more

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So on Wednesday my gf and i had sex thursday morning i materbated later on thursday i seen a tiny red bump on head of my penis my gf and i are clean?

So on Wednesday my gf and i had sex thursday morning i materbated later on thursday i seen a tiny red bump on head of my penis my gf and i are clean?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. Pimples are pretty common. Irritation without anything wrong at the area where urine comes out are two (of several) minor problems that are not STD's. Warts, Herpes are std's that can look like a red bump. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more