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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/FLEX COLLODION COMBINATIONS LIQUID -
TOPICAL Pronounced: (SAL-i-SIL-ik/flexible ko-LOE-dee-un) 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 Wart Remover Top
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are
uncertain about any of the information,...
If you've been diagnosed with genital herpes, your inclination may be to write off every itchy, burning sensation, every lesion on the genitals as a herpes symptom. And while often times the symptoms do indicate herpes, this isn't always the case. Like everyone else, people with herpes can get yeast infections, bacterial infections, molluscum contagiousum, scabies, genital warts, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and urinary tract infections. Here's what to look for when determining whether or not your breakouts/ skin irritations are a result of herpes or another infection: A cheesy, thick white discharge that's itchy or irritating in a woman may be a yeast infection. Copious frothy white or greenish vaginal discharge that has a fishy odor may be the STD Trichomonas. Other vaginal discharge can signal a variety of bacterial infections that need to be diagnosed and treated with the appropriate antibiotic. Postmenopausal women can have a variety of beni...
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