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

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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: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 7 years ago.


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:


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Customer: replied 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.


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