How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Hanish Babu, MD Your Own Question

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 544
Experience:  MBBS; MD (Skin & Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

i have a red some times itchy red bump on my shaft of my penis.

Customer Question

i have a red some times itchy red bump on my shaft of my penis. it will not go away and two doctors looked at it one was a dermatologist they both dont know what do i do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

Thanks for approaching justAnswer with your concern. Please provide the following info so that I can assist you better.

 

  1. How long have you had the bump?
  2. Is it single?
  3. Is it growing or remaining same?
  4. It will help if you could post a picture of the bump:

 

Here is how to insert the pic here:

 

1. First Step is to save the pic to your computer and then reduce the size of the pic to 'web large' size in microsoft picture manager(640 x 480)

2. Then save it onto the desktop.

3. Click the green tree > Click Browse> Click Browse again> choose the pic>Click OK(this is important) > Click Insert.

 

 

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that I can finish answering your question.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
its been on my penis for two weeks. its just one bump in that area. but i have had other bumps on my skin that are itchy that have shown up all arond the same time. i've only have had sex once. the dermotoligest gave me olux-e it help my itchy spots on my stomach but not the one on my shaft graphic
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

Is the itching more during night?

Any other family members/friends/colleagues have had itchy bumps on their body?

Do you still have the itchy bumps on other areas of the body?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no it does not itch any more but it does not look any smaller. none of my roommates have complained and the docter checked for bugs and he found none. does it look like an std?
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

It seems like Nodular Scabies, caused by the itch mite Ascaris scabei.

 

Sometimes you can get single nodules like this on the penis and a few other bumps on the body. It could be transmitted thru sexual contact as well as other intimate contacts.

 

The mite burrows in deeper on the penis and scrotum and could be difficult to reach. Hence, reducing the thickness thru initial application of topical steroid followed by antiscabetic medication is preferred. Stll it may take a few weeks to get rid of the bump.

 

Here is what you can do:

 

  1. Apply hydrocortisone 1% cream twice daily for 3-4 days
  2. Apply 5% Permethrin Cream to the whole body below neck at bedtime and wash off in the morning(once only).
  3. Continue applying the permethrin cream to the nodule only daily at night for 3-4 days.
  4. Repeat after one week if necessary.
  5. If still not going after two weeks, you nay require intralesional injection of steroid to reduce the size.

 

If you need further clarification, please ask. __________________________________

My answer is for your personal information only. It should not be used as a substitute to visiting your doctor. No treatment should be tried without first consulting a doctor.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4013
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4013
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5575
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    16265
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12090
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    8726
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery