Friction Blister

Friction blisters are water-filled lesions that affect the skin in the areas that are in constant friction or pressure. It is commonly seen in the sides of the fingers and feet. It can be enhanced by heat and moisture.

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What causes a single red bump on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male who is sexually active. I seem to have developed a single small red bump on the head of my penis right after having sex. I have had a yeast infection on my penis head before. So, I assumed it was that again after having prolonged sex. I did not use a condom ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bump does not appear to be of herpes. This is a small papule-like lesion. But, there is no discharge or pain in your case. I do not think this is related to herpes though the pictures were not very clear. Herpes usually causes painful blisters or papular lesions th...  Read Full »

I have a blister on the scrotum from friction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mailman and I walk all day. About a month ago, I started developing these white blisters on my scrotum. It just feels like a rash. On my rest days, they disappear. But, once I am back to work and walking in the heat, they return. They appear in two spots on my sack. These are the s...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a kind of frictional folliculitis only and nothing to worry. It is not a herpes. You just take precautions for not to walk too much in hot environment. I s...  Read Full »

How can friction blister on penile shaft be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday night I did some rough masturbation. As a result two blisters appeared today at my penis. I have attached the picture. There is no itching and everything is normal except these blisters. How would they heal? Do I have to apply anything on them? Kindly guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it the first time you are having this? Do you have any pain or burning sensation? Is there any relationship with masturbation such as roughly handled glans? Revert back with the answers to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermat...  Read Full »

I have some skin infection on my penis. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past one month, I am noticing some skin infection on my penis skin when I pull it down. Should I see a skin specialist or sexual disease specialist?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Skin specialist and STD specialist (sexually transmitted disease) are the same. So, you go to skin specialist only. If you can upload photos and explain the problem. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-onlin...  Read Full »

What can I do for scrotal bumps that occur after walking a lot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these white bumps on my scrotum. They are pretty much like pimples with pus in them. They only show up on warm days and when I walk a lot throughout the day. I am using Calamine lotion at night and in a day they completely go away. They do not hurt, but it just feels like a rash. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a case of friction blister with superimposed fungal infection especially candidal. Sweating and friction lead to maceration, which is responsible for this disease. Instead of Calamine, I suggest Clotrimazole powder two to three times daily. It will not only acts ag...  Read Full »

I have burns on penis after masturbation. Is it due to friction or balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed after masturbation that my penis had friction like burns on the gland portion of my penis. I got circumcised at the age of 21. So, I have a little extra foreskin. I had a few small red bumps show and then disappear. One doctor said it was balanitis and the other said penile ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and seen the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think it is due to penile friction. I do not see any signs suggestive of fungal infection. You should apply a steroid-antibiotic combination like Momet...  Read Full »

What is the red bump on the part of foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had one red bump show up on the part of the foreskin. I have not been sexually active for awhile, it does not hurt or bother me. I recently talked to a doctor and he said it was a frictional bump caused by excessive masturbation and it was not herpes or wart. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is difficult to say without looking at the lesions. Please send some clear photos of the affected area for better evaluation and guidance. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I have pain and blisters in the big toe whenever I wear shoes. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this ongoing pain in the toe of my right foot since some time now. If I wear shoes for a long duration, then invariably small blisters develop. Recently, pus had collected after a four-hour journey wearing shoes and as soon as I plucked the skin tip which I generally keep do...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  There could be two possibilities in your case: Your shoes have been ill-fitting and have caused trauma because of which you have repeated infection and pain due to pressu...  Read Full »

I have a red rash with small red dots on my penis. Can it be an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red rash with small red dots on my penis. My previous partner cheated on me one year ago. Tonight, I made out with a girl. Both of us were dressed. There was a lot of rubbing. There is no itchiness or pain when I pee. Can it be an STD from my ex a year ago which was my last u...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about the possibility of an STD (sexually transmitted disease). First of all, I would like to inform you that most of the rash-causing STDs have an incubation period of six months or less and there is a good possibi...  Read Full »

There are small red and white painless dots on my foreskin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

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