Raised small skin irritation, bumps a...

Raised small skin irritation, bumps around base and shaft of penis.

Posted in the Dermatology Forum



#1 Feb 18, 2009
These small bumps have persisted for approximately 8 months. Initially just a couple appeared. Over time more have appeared.
Initially I believed it to be irritation from grooming and shaving hair.
They are very firm and never have oozed nor appeared to be like a pustule. They are not irritating or itchy in any way.
Is anyone able to provide a pretty definitive diagnosis or ideas that I could look into to confirm the likelihood of being something? Is this something that could be a number of things and should be examined by a doctor?
Any advice anyone could give given the history and images I would appreciate.
Below are three images to view of these bumps.

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Feb 28, 2009
The pictures didn't work for me, but I would definitely go see a dermatologist.

You could try using different products/detergents/soap and see if perhaps you had an allergy to something.

Paul Michaels
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Fairfield, CA

#4 Jun 19, 2009
I'M having the same problem it started after I shaved with a cheap razor

Cambridge, MA

#5 Dec 20, 2012
Red bumps around the scrotum and base of the penis are most likely related to ingrown hairs or infected follicles, especially if you shave there. These can become infected and feel sore, but it is not a good idea to squeeze them. Any unusual skin conditions on the penis should be seen by a doctor, but you can also support penis skin health with a vitamin formula (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) with natural antibacterials like vitamin A and moisturizers to soothe irritated skin.

Hope this helps!
Alex, PhD

United States

#6 Jan 22, 2018
Jon wrote:
I'M having the same problem it started after I shaved with a cheap razor
I just shaved a few days ago, also with a cheap razor and Iím having the same issue. It even hurts.

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