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Red bumps in penis

Well my problem is that like from time to time this little red bumps come up on the skin of my penis and sometimes in the head. i dont know what is and, i had unprotected sex like almost a year from now and that was my first time, and i havent had sex since that time, but i remember i had a ringworm in my arm, and then on my leg before that. so i dont know if what i have on my penis is maybe an infection of the ringworm fungus or i dont know because the little red bumps come from time to time, like for several days weeks i dont see them and then out of nowhere they back.. what you think it is doctor?
help please
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Hi,

Since when have you noticed these symptoms? Are you on any medications? What is your age?

This could be urticaria, eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis etc.

You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.

Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene . Wear lose, comfortable clothes.

Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.

Do not shave the area. Do not use any soaps or other products till you see your doctor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema

Let us know if you need any further information.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.

Regards.

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Hi,

Tinea cruris or fungal skin infection of the groin, presents with any of the following symptoms: groin becomes itchy and irritable,  red rash with a definite edge or border. The conditions fungi like best are warm, moist and airless. Sometimes the infection spreads to the skin on other parts of the body. Over-the-counter anti fungal medications may help.

Another differential is folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles. This looks like pimples and usually resolves on its own and recur sometime later.

It would also help if you get tested for sexually transmitteddisease to rule this out.
Take care and keep us posted.
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well yeah i think most likely has to be an infection because like if i stay like a long day without taking a shower, it appears and as soon as i take a shower it starts goin away little by little and the other thing is that it doesnt itch or rash at all. i just have like this sensation that is there when they start to come up but it doesnt hurt, itch or rash at all. what u think that possibly could be?
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oh and i had those symptoms like months after i had sex for the first time, and im 19. and i again every time i take shower they go away little by little.
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Hi,

This could also be just irritation to your soap, shampoo or detergent. Try to stop using the present toiletries you are using and introduce them one at a time to see if this could be the cause. It could also help if you shower daily and keep the area clean and dry to prevent any recurrences.

Take care and regards.
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well i dont know about the soap because i've been using a lot of different soaps and shampoos so i dont think is that. at first i thought it was a std but now im realizin that is more like an infection because the little red bumps come up if i havent take a bath in a day because of work or sumtin else, and righ after i take a bath they start goin away and the more i shower the faster they gone. what you guys  think?
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well i dont know about the soap because i've been using a lot of different soaps and shampoos so i dont think is that. at first i thought it was a std but now im realizin that is more like an infection because the little red bumps come up if i havent take a bath in a day because of work or sumtin else, and righ after i take a bath they start goin away and the more i shower the faster they gone. what you guys  think?
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well yeah i think most likely has to be an infection because like if i stay like a long day without taking a shower, it appears and as soon as i take a shower it starts goin away little by little and the other thing is that it doesnt itch or rash at all. i just have like this sensation that is there when they start to come up but it doesnt hurt, itch or rash at all. what u think that possibly could be?
oh and i had those symptoms like months after i had sex for the first time, and im 19. and i again every time i take shower they go away little by little.
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