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What to do if I have a white papules on penis shaft?

What to do if I have a white papules on penis shaft?

Penis papules: 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

Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Small skin bumps can be indicative of a rash or other irritant-induced condition, but may also indicate other ...Read more


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I have white papules type spots on lower base of my penis for many years now, though it doesn't create ne problem, is it bad, sometimes it itches a lo?

I have white papules type spots on lower base of my penis for many years now, though it doesn't create ne problem, is it bad, sometimes it itches a lo?

Does it bleed?: You may want to see your dermatologist for evaluation of the spots. He could give med for the spots or do biopsy to give you the exact cause of the spots. ...Read more

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I have a small white papules around my eyes (i think it is milia) it is persist for along time , i need a way to get rid of it (medications or so on )?

I have a small white papules around my eyes (i think it is milia) it is persist for along time , i need a way to get rid of it (medications or so on )?

Small white papules: Milia are tiny cysts that don't have an opening to the surface of the skin. The only way to get rid of them is to have your dermatologist open them with a needle or blade and scoop them out with a comedone extractor. The skin around the eyes is delicate and easily damaged, so please have your doctor take care of that. ...Read more

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How can one treat papules at home by our own?

How can one treat papules at home by our own?

Papules or pimples?: Papules are skin lesions that extend above or below the skin surface. They are usually associated with dermatological or viral diseases. Pimples are english vernacular for acne. Treatment of acne starts with cleanliness, oil removal and use of benzoyl peroxide, available as many brand names over the counter. ...Read more

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Was my circ messed up for me to get pearly papules?

Was my circ messed up for me to get pearly papules?

Not Messed Up!: The cause of pearly penile papules (ppp) remains unknown. It is reported to occur in 8-48% of men. It is not related to having a circumcision. In fact, ppp are observed more frequently in uncircumcised men. Interestingly, in uncircumcised men with ppp who under go circumcision later in life, regression of the papules is commonly seen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of a seborrhoeic papule on the skin mean?

What does a diagnosis of a seborrhoeic papule on the skin mean?

Seborrheic: Seborrheic implying the involvement of a sebacious gland (oil producing gland of the skin). A seborrheic papule most likely refers to the inflammation of a sebacious gland. ...Read more

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What are fibrous papules?

What are fibrous papules?

Benign growths: These are also known as angiofibromas. They are common benign growths on the mid face a bout the size of a pinhead. Usually solitary and arising in adulthood, in rare cases occur multiply and are markers for tuberous sclerosus. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of papule on the skin mean? How common are they? ( Papule was pink and soft. )

What does a diagnosis of papule on the skin mean? How common are they? ( Papule was pink and soft.  )

Description: Papule is a descriptive term. Skin lesions are called macules if these are not palpable. papules if slightly raised and palpable, nodule if larger and form visible masses. The diagnosis would depend on related findings and would require an examination. ...Read more