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For the last six months I have been noticing "pimples" on my

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For the last six months I have been noticing "pimples" on my scrotum from time to time. After a couple of days they develop a coffee grain sized black body in the center. Whether or not I scrape this out they seem to heal within 8-10 days. Are they symptomatic of an STD? Are they indicative of anything else? Is there a preventative treatment? I am a 64 year old male in a theoretically monogamous relationship, knowing that I can speak only for myself.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


they are not an STD

They are black heads.

Any skin problem can occur here.

Yes, scrubbing daily with ivory soap can help prevent them.

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