Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by the virus Molluscum contagiosum. It causes groups of painless bumps, which can affect any body part except the soles of the feet and palm of the hands. This virus can be transmitted from person to another by touching the skin lesions.

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Why do I get on and off ulcer in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I have a very small topical cut on my penis where the shaft ends. It does not pain normally but pains on stretching. It happened last month once and went away. Now it recurred while having sex. I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the good quality photographs of the lesion for better help. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I have painless pimples in my groin area. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, In my groin area, there are some pimples, but there is no pain in that area. I feel uneasy. I am using Zincoderm ointment. I have attached the photos. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. In my opinion, the picture you have sent may be either warts or molluscum. As both mentioned diseases are contagious you must be...  Read Full »

Can Surfaz-SN be used for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I have a small acne on my penis. Shall I use Surfaz-SN to remove the acne? If that is not useful, then please suggest me a correct cream. I do not like to go for surgery. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. With your description, it seems that you have developed molluscum contagiosum. Please get a review with a picture for better evaluation and the best possible treatment of your concern. Revert with photos to a dermatologist online --> ...  Read Full »

Can a boil on the groin be STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 165 cm and weight is 78 kg. I had a whitehead boil kind of thing in the pubic region¬†for around three to four months. But, there was no pain on touching or pressing. Now very recently, I got four more similar things at the end of penis near the junct...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

How is furuncle on the penis treated?

Query: Hi, I have a problem. I am a 24 year old caucasian male. Past history: 1 and a half years ago a boil - carbuncle formed on my penis, popped after 4 days. I used Framykoin for a week and it went away. A month later molluscum contagosium formed right above penis, stayed like that for 2 weeks, then doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming to the differential diagnosis and treatment: Chances of it being furuncle is less as it is a progressive condition and would have certainly popped out by pressing. Carbuncle is the collection of furuncle, so chances of it again is very less. Since you have a...  Read Full »

I have a shiny, slightly raised bump on the shaft of my penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a shiny, slightly raised bump on the shaft of my penis.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is a genital wart. It does not look like any STD except maybe genital molluscum contagiosum, but those are some shaped implicated papules. Is it itchy? And what is the duration? Do any other body parts have the same lesions?  Read Full »

What are the red bumps on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some painless red bumps (few are very small, and one may be less than 1 mm) on my penis. I have already consulted a dermatologist. He said this is molluscum and homeopathy medicines will be helpful. But there are no recovery signs for a month taking homeopathy medicines. I am a...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. 1. Yes, this is molluscum contagiosum. On genitals it spreads via sexual contact, so it is an STD (sexually transmitted disease). 2. Try to avoid sexual contact till they get treated. 3. There is no role of diet as such in this condition,...  Read Full »

Why do I have white spots in penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is redness. It looks like folliculitis as per the picture. I cannot really comment on what is going on unless you mention symptoms. Please elaborate your skin problem. Do you have itching? How l...  Read Full »

I have a red bump on my penis shaft. I am not sure what it is.

Query: Hello doctor,I recently noticed a red bump on my penis shaft. This occurred after my girlfriend left the country, and I started masturbating several times a day. The bump occurred in an area. Several hairs grow on my shaft. I assumed at first it was an ingrown hair, but I am not sure.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible forward few clear pictures of the bump to help you through precisely.  Read Full »

Is it possible to remove milia with a needle?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a noticeable milia spot on my cheek. My dermatologist said that she would extract, but it could leave a dented scar. I have read that it does not scar. I am very nervous and unhappy with this milia, which looks like a big whitehead. Will it be safe to get it extracted? I have panic...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Milia are a white material containing papule type lesions that mainly presents over the face. Milia are due to sun exposure. Long term sunlight exposure cause sweating and mild sunlight reaction and in turn form milia. If you notice the area, then you will come to kn...  Read Full »

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