About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
Generic Name: SALICYLIC ACID (KERATOLYTIC) - TOPICAL Pronounced: (SAL-i-SIL-ik) One-Step Wart Remover Top Uses
This medication is used on the skin to treat common skin
and foot (plantar) warts. Salicylic acid helps cause the wart to gradually peel
off. This medication is also used to help remove corns and calluses. This
product should not be used on the face or on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair
growing from them, or genital/anal warts.
Salicylic acid is a keratolytic. It belongs to the same
class of drugs as aspirin (salicylates). It works by increasing the amount of
moisture in the skin and dissolving the substance that causes the skin cells to
stick together. This makes it easier to shed the skin cells. Warts are caused
by a virus. Salicylic acid does not affect the virus.
How To Use One-Step Wart Remover Top
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are
uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or
Once you've had a symptomatic outbreak of herpes, you often can tell when another one is coming on. And, many, aware of the warning signs - burning, pain, itching - start therapy with an antiviral drug. After this prodrome, a person with genital herpes often has an outbreak of ulcers or blisters in the genital area. However, how many of you have treated what you thought was a herpes outbreak for a month or two and it STILL won't go away? If this is you, read on. While it is possible for a herpes outbreak to last a week or two, it's unusual for a healthy person with a healthy immune system to have a protracted outbreak of herpes. Do NOT assume that all genital symptoms are related to herpes. Here are some other genital problems that may mimic a herpes outbreak: 1. Yeast infection. People with herpes get yeast infections, which can cause itching, vaginal discharge, redness and irritation in the genital area. 2. Bacterial abscess. A bacterial i...
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