How can the rashes on the head of my circumcised penis be treated?

Q. How can the rashes on the head of my circumcised penis be treated?

Answered by
Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 23, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 14, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have rashes on the head of my circumcised penis. Kindly help.



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I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).

This is called pearly penile papules. It is not a disease. It is a physiological variant.

There is nothing to worry. You can ignore it, it is not going to cause any harm.

If you are concerned cosmetically, it can be removed using cryotherapy.

No cream or ointment is necessary. Any cream or ointment would cause more harm than help.

Kindly do not try any home remedies. You will end up having skin damage.

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