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I have a few bumps /blisters on my shaft ,can someone help

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I have a few bumps /blisters on my shaft
,can someone help diagnose what they are with a pic ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidyes, you can upload a clear jpg photo from a computer heretype a word in the textbox and highlight itthen select the "chain" icon above the textbox or the paper clip icon to upload a jpgthis opens a window where you can click next to the text box to select the jpg or pdf file on your computer to upload into JustAnswer
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Here is a pic
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
are they painful?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No and not itchy
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
they look like from blocked skin pores or possibly from molloscum contagiosum which is from a virus which can cause water warts.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Any treatment i should use ,or will they go away by itself ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
molloscum usually goes away on its own in 6-12 months. Antiseptics such as hydrogen peroxide cream or povidone iodine solution Podophyllotoxin cream Wart paints containing salicylic acid Cantharidine solutioncan be usedlet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me: for using
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Still confused on what caused this ? Do I have to live with them for 6 -12 months ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
a virus causes thembut they are not dangerousand your body's immune will get rid of them in 6-12 can try those creams as well
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is it contagious ?
I had 2 on other side of the shaft and they kind of went away in one day , I don't understand the 6-12 months u are referring to , I probably have something else than what u were not able to diagnose with the pic
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
yes, molloscum contagiosum is very contagious.some people clear molloscum faster than 6 months.if you have a good immune system, then you most likely will clear it in a few weeks.or a few days.