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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
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 wake up&find small reddish white Papule next to my nose,I thought it an insect bite but my Dr.told me it's an acneiform,I never had acne,treatm. Plz?
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
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
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
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