Q. What could these small bumps on my penis be?

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Dr. Kakkar
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This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 06, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 15 years old and I have these small bumps on my penile shaft. I know they are not STDs or anything like that but I have read that it might be hair follicles. Any recommendations or products that I could use? Also, there will occasionally be red pearly rashes that will appear every once in a while. Please help.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

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I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to have a look and guide you better.

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


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Thank you doctor,

I have attached few images of the affected area.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It seems like they could be genital molluscum contagiosum, pearly white asymptomatic bumps.

Have you been sexually active?

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


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Thank you doctor,

No, I have not had sex.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Another possibility is that they may be penile sebaceous hyperplasia.

I need really closeup good quality images to confirm the diagnosis.

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


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Thank you doctor,

I will upload more photos. What are your recommendations?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Yes, it is sebaceous hyperplasia.

They have to be fulgurated by either electrocautery or a radiofrequency cautery or with a CO2 laser or freezer with liquid nitrogen.

I suggest you to kindly visit a dermatologist.

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


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Thank you doctor,

But is there any home remedy for my problem that I can do to minimize them the best to my ability? I read that tea tree oil, heat are helpful. Is that true?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No. Home remedies are not recommended.

They might cause irritation, pain, scarring, pigmentation which may create additional cosmetic problems and certainly, home remedies will not be helpful at all.

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


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