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I have something on my penis along the shaft that started like

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I have something on my penis along the shaft that started like a white head pimple but is now a little wider, just a little pain if pressed (just like a pimple). No other symptoms. What is it?
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

How long has this been going on for?
Did these symptoms started unprotected sex with unknown partner?
Pain in urination? Fever or chills?
Any past significant medical issue?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Only about 4 days.


After 1 month unprotected sex.


No pain in urination or other.


None.

Dear Greg, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.

It can be due to Folliculitis. It arise from Hair follicles and sebaceous (sweat) glands and occur due to the fact that hair follicles become infected, often with Staphylococcus aureus.
It doesn't sounds to be herpes or any STD.

You can apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress to the affected area 4-5 times a day to relieve discomfort and help the area drain.
You can try over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to affected area.
You should gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, or Polysporin.
You can use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash.

It is common to have such condition, on penis shaft. And most likely with use of above measures, you would be free from symptoms in one week.
Good luck and Take care.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Maybe if you saw a picture and still feel the same way I could have peace of mind. I was fearing herpes.private

Dear Greg, Thanks for providing a clear picture.
I can understand your concern and fear for getting herpes.

I have seen this picture, and it sounds to be folliculitis. It is a common condition, associated with men and can be easily managed with home measures, as suggested in above post.

Please don't fear and don't get panic that you have got Herpes.
You have any such serious STD. Please don't take stress.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.



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