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Question: bumps on genitals...

 sps_raj - Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:03 am

Small pimple size bumps have grown over the skin over my genitals. Some kind of white material gets out when i press them . One such bump has grown a little bigger then pimple size. I also have pimple problem on my face as well. What can be the reasons for those bumps on genitals..please let me know what are the possible causes, consequences and cure ....
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:07 pm

User avatar Hello,

Although it sounds strange to think of acne, but your description is very suggestive of Acne.

In reality many people may have Acne in the pubic region even without having this on the usual areas like face and chest.

When the oily substance known as sebum is produced in excess. This results in blocking of the pores forming acne lesions.

Avoid squeezing as this may complicate the condition with inflammation. Several types of topical medicines are used to treat acne and should be prescribed by a dermatologists.

Other conditions to be excluded include:
Seborrheic dermatitis occur on any part part of the body where the skin is oily or greasy. They usually flare in winter and become less in summer.

Secondary bacterial infections may occur and Antibiotic lotions, cream and or systemic form are used for treatment.
Otherwise, specific lotions and shampoo are used for treatment.

Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. forming a small, white-headed Bumps in hair follicles (roots).
Lesions may be itching.

Superficial folliculitis resolve spontaneously in a few days, while deep or recurring folliculitis should be medically treated.

Direct clinical examination is essential.

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