How to cure Rash on penis?
Are the spots on the penis head dangerous?
A genital rash of any type is the most unfavorable sign indicating some disorder or warning about a potential health risk. You should immediately visit a venereologist who will make a diagnosis and choose a proper treatment.
However, usually white spots on the penis head are not a pathological problem and do not require any treatment. It is important to distinguish physiological rash and an infection (including sexually transmitted).
Poor personal hygiene
The most favorable cause for white spots to appear on the penis is poor personal intimate hygiene.
At the head of men’s penis there are glands producing fluid, also called smegma. Smegma is a whitish bad-smelling substance. Regular washing makes this secretion unnoticeable and it does not cause any discomfort.
However if personal hygiene is poor, then smegma accumulates on the penis head, forming a white lumpy discharge. The lumps produce bad smell, but a man does not have any subjective sensations. This discharge is not a disorder, but it is a predecessor of potential infections and inflammations in the urogenital system.
The treatment in this case is not indicated, it is enough to have a regular shower.
In the body of a teenage boy many transformations occur, including hormonal changes. White spots on the penis head appear because of glands disorder. On the penis (from the head to the base) because of the blocked ducts, a secretion begins to accumulate and this causes the occurencee of the white spots.
This is a widespread condition and does not require any treatment as when the functions of the endocrine system normalize, production and excretion in the glands restores.
However a visit to a venereologist is recommended to exclude serious pathology.
This is the second most common disorder in the world caused by the human papillomavirus and usually affects women. However men are also in the risk group. The virus can enter the body different ways:
- mother-to-child transmission at childbirth;
- through blood transfusion and use of non-sterile instruments;
- through damaged mucosa and skin.
Predominantly, condyloma is localized on the genitals, affecting the penis head. Single formations are whitish and hardly noticeable on the mucous membrane. The rash is accompanied by itching and inflammations.
There is an effective way to detect the origin of the whitish pimple. Apply a small amount of 5% acetic acid solution on the pimple and wait for a couple of minutes. If this area gets white, immediately visit a doctor as you have pointed condyloma. If the color does not change, the rash is not pathological and does not require any treatment.
Pointed condyloma therapy is symptomatic. To remove the human papillomavirus from the human body is impossible, that is why the doctors eliminate only its symptoms, namely condyloma. Usually the doctors apply surgical methods: laser, cryodestruction, and electrocoagulation. However various medications and ointments are also effective.
Candidosis in men
Fungus Candida albicans is a conditionally pathogenic flora causing the disease only when the immunity is seriously reduced. The fungi exist in the oral cavity and intestine in men and vagina in women. Alongside protective factors, another underlying condition is diabetes.
Occurrence of white spots on the penis head is the first sign of candidosis. With further progression of the infection, the spots may merge to flake off and form a cheesy-like discharge. Healthy skin, not covered with epithelial cells, becomes itchy. Pain may also occur. This disorder may be accompanied by a spontaneous erection.
The main methods for detecting candidosis are:
- visual examination;
- a smear test (bacterioscopy, bacteriology);
- anti-body mediated method;
- polymerase chain reaction;
- additional tests to detect accompanying sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea etc.).
Candidosis treatment is complex and aimed against infection and at the recovery of the immunity system.
Topical treatment consists of baths with antiseptics and antifungal agents are applied at the affected areas.
Virus of contagiosum epitheliale falls into the group of poxviruses and affects the skin and mucous membranes of the body.
The virus is transmitted through direct contact, personal hygiene items, basic household items.
Contagiosum epitheliale causes the development of small white points on the head of the penis, but it can localize everywhere affecting every area of the body.
Characteristics of the rash:
- papular eruption;
- itching as a subjective sensation;
- size up to half-centimeter;
- lesions with a pit in the center and when pressed a white substance is discharged.
Among the atypical types of contagiosum epitheliale are:
- gigantic (when the lesions are more than 1 cm)
- pedicular (when the lesion is peduncular);
- miliary (small and dense rash).
Treatment of contagiosum epitheliale is not always required. After normalization of human immunity functions, a patient may notice spontaneous healing. However if body resistance is low, symptomatic treatment is required.
The methods of treatment are identical to those used for curing pointed condyloma. Squeezing the substance found in papulas is also used with following local antiseptic treatment. This therapy does not lead to recurrences as the epitheliale affects only the skin and does not penetrate into the blood. However self-treatment is not recommended as it may promote the spread of infection.
Symptoms indicating infections
Eruptions on the head of the penis may appear as a result of body affection by sexually transmitted infections and inflammatory disorders of the urogenital system.
If you notice these symptoms, immediately visit a doctor:
- itching for a week or longer;
- pains in the pelvic area and lower abdominal pains;
- papular eruption on the skin;
- general symptoms of intoxication and infection such as weakness and fever;
- node enlargement in the pelvic area;
- pain in the area of eruption;
- hard to heal ulcers.
The most common infections affecting the penis are syphilis and gonorrhea.
Primary prevention of infection:
- using the condoms during any sexual intercourse;
- one reliable sex partner;
- carefulness visiting tattoo parlors and other places where there is risk of infecting through non-sterile instruments;
- regular examination at venereologist;
- immunity system support.
To prevent the rash on the head of the penis, which is not caused by the infections, follow the rules of personal hygiene every day.
As the rash may be provoked by irritation, choose organic and natural underwear. Balanced and healthy diet may also help to avoid the rash. Never squeeze the spots to avoid the infection.