Q. I got a pimple on my scrotum a few months after unprotected sex. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. Raveendran S. R
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had sex without a condom. A few months following this, I got a pimple on my scrotum. I popped the pimple, and it became large. Now, it has started to shrink. What should be done?

Please help.



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I read your query and have gone through the images attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).

I suggest you not worry and follow the below instructions as it looks like a bacterial infection;

1) Apply ointment T-Bact (Mupirocin) 2 % to that area twice a day after washing with water.

2) Take tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulanic Acid 125 mg) and tablet Zerodol-P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) twice a day after food for five days and tablet Pan (Pantoprazole) 40 mg twice a day before food for five days.

Also, I suggest getting the following blood tests done;

1) TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination) test.

2) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgG, serum.

3) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgM, serum.

4) Chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibody testing (CAT).

5) HIV 1 and 2 antibodies screening test.

6) HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) test.

Please revert with the test reports for further evaluation of the condition.

I hope this helps.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I see a white discharge when the pimple is popped. Do I need to worry about that?



Welcome back to

Please do not worry, as the white discharge is normal to get. Maintain proper hygiene and wash the area with saltwater or Betadine (Povidone-iodine) solution and apply the ointment. Also, the infection will subside as you start taking the prescribed medications.

I hope this helps.

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