Q. I got a bump on the penis after masturbating without lubricant. How to deal with this?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 02, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 12, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 23 year old male and in good health. The last time I was sexually active was over two months ago, and after that, I usually would masturbate two to three times a day with no lubricant. I developed a small bump under the head of my penis. So, I looked up online and it was all HPV and herpes. I was scared but very doubtful it could be those. About a week later, I ended up getting drunk and masturbating pretty hard and for a long period of time and got a few more red bumps within the next couple days. Then, I shaved against the hair since I had hair going all the way up my penis shaft. I had several bumps the next day. The original bump has gone away as well as the other bumps. Now, I just have a bunch of little red, painless bumps around where the hair grows, but they have no hair coming out of them. They only really have slight pain if I squeeze or pick at the area. I hope this is all nothing.

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query.

From your description, it seems you have developed tractional folliculitis due to excessive masturbation.

You can use topical Mupirocin ointment twice daily and take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days after consulting your GP or dermatologist.

For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

Thank you doctor,

I have attached a few pictures. Please find them.

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, I have seen your given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Most of the reddish papules are around hair follicles.Other possibilities are pseudofolliculitis due to irritation caused by tiny hairs.

But it is better to get treated considering it is infected.

For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

Thank you doctor,

I am just glad there is no possibility of STD. Thanks so much.

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it seems there is no possibility of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).

For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

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