Red spots can appear on the penis due to irritation, infections, or skin conditions, such as eczema. In some cases, they may be a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection. People with genital eczema may experience the following symptoms:. Treatment may include topical steroids or emollients, which people can use in place of their usual soap to wash. Some skin care products, including shower gel, antiseptic solutions, and hemorrhoid creams, can irritate genital skin and cause eczema. Some people find that even the laundry detergent that they use to wash their clothes can cause eczema.
Penile Rash Worries Man (And Wife)
Spots on the penis: symptoms, causes and when to worry
Spots, lumps and bumps on the penis can cause embarrassment and, for a minority of men, health and sexual function issues. We ask two specialists how blemishes on the penis are treated, what is common and what is not, and why it is important to visit a GP or sexual clinic if in doubt. The news that men are extremely attached to their penises, literally and emotionally, will come as no surprise to either gender. A man's sense of masculinity is often linked to his sexual organ. Unsightly blemishes down there - particularly those that are sexually transmitted - can not only be damaging to a guy's vanity but, for the unlucky few, their long-term health. Among the most common are the wonderfully alliterative pearly penile papules, small flesh-coloured lumps that tend to circle the head of the penis in one or two rows - these are just a normal part of your penis and can't be caught or passed on.
What causes red spots on the penis?
Found a suspicious spot on your penis and starting to freak out? Don't stress! Just like the rest of your body, it is perfectly normal to occasionally get spots on your genitals. Our resident pharmacist Rita Ghelani looks at the symptoms of the different types of penile spots, so you will know when to chill out and when to hotfoot it to the GP. From septic spots to itchy sores, finding a suspicious spot or three on your penis can be worrying, but now is not the time to freak out.
A year-old man presents with an asymptomatic but worrisome to him penile rash that manifested over a two-day period several weeks ago. OTC miconazole cream, triple-antibiotic creams, and most recently, a two-day course of fluconazole mg bid have not helped. The patient denies any sexual exposure outside his marriage, as does his wife. Both are in good health in other respects, although the wife has been treated for lymphoma long since declared cured. At first, the patient denies any other skin problems.