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My penis has bumps on it. Been there a year. Went to the

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My penis has bumps on it. Been there for about a year. Went to the doctor and they gave me cortisone cream but I don't think it's working. What could it be
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.


Do you have any history of unprotected sex with multiple partners?

Are these bumps painful?

Did your doctor advised any laboratory investigations?



Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any systemic skin problem?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Never had unprotected sex. Know it's not an std. I do have eczema. No discharge or itching. Bit Of flaky skin. Doctor gave me some stuff called elidel I've been using it for 2 weeks. Tried a fungus cream few months ago as well. Here some pics of it a few months ago and then pics of it now
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.


As you don't have any history of unprotected sex so this is confirmed that this is not STD.

I do think this may be allergic reaction or manifestation of skin problem like eczema.

Penis eczema also known as penile dermatitis is a possible differential diagnosis in your case.

You can ask your doctor to do Absolute Eosinophil Count and IgE levels to rule out allergy.

This is a chronic problem.

There is no cure for eczema, but, in most cases, it is manageable.

I hope this helps

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is it psoriasis?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

It can be either psoriasis or eczema.

Both are chronic problems and are not curable.

Treatment is aimed to manage the symptoms.

Since you already have eczema chances are this is manifestation of systemic skin condition.

Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my penis will never look normal again?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

With treatments this will improve and will look normal but their are chances of flare up during period of stress etc and chances of recurrence are present.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I keep using elidel?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

Yes you should continue with the medication and try to avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.

Peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, fish, and eggs may be related to eczema flares.

Stress is known to be associated with eczema.

Hot weather

High and low humidity

Perspiration from exercise

Soaps and detergents


Bubble Bath


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Last question what kind of treatments are available? And how long until they start working
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

Creams that control itching and inflammation-- Corticosteroid cream

Creams that help repair the skin-- Elidel

Oral or injected drugs that control inflammation-Prednisolone

Oral antihistamines

Light therapy


It may take at least 1 month for treatment results to show up.This is a chronic problem.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can I get these at a pharmacy?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

These are usually available with a prescription.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Does it look like it's improving at all?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 10 months ago.

Their is slight improvement with treatment.

Kindly be patient and continue the treatment.