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Alijah and I have this red lump on my penis that won't go

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Alijah and I have this red lump on my penis that won't go away and I'm ready to stab it with a needle but I'm scared because idk what if it could be serious I just want it gone my girl won't touch me
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Customer: It's at the bottom half of my penis where my hair grow but I haven't shaved and it doesn't look like an ingrown hair or fill like one at all
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Your symptoms are suggestive of a boil or carbuncle. This is not sexually transmitted disease. This would resolve by a course of antibiotic. Meanwhile you may apply Betadine or Bactroban cream / ointment. Stabbing with a needle may not help and there is a chance of spread of infection.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it unsafe to have sex
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

If you cover it with a dressing (available without prescription;; like band-aid); it is safe.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One more question how did I get it and how do I keep it away once gone
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

The infection can occur from evironment and usually is not easy to know. Once you take a full course of antibiotic, it is not likely to come back.

It is pleasure assisting you.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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