STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases are those that have been transferred most commonly through sexual activity. Different STDs have varying methods of transmission but are highly contagious, the majority of people will have some kind of STD throughout their lifetime. One of the reasons they are so contagious is due to the fact that many STDs have very little symptoms. That’s why if you’re sexually active, and see something you should be at least alarmed and ready to get checked. A common symptom in men that can end up being something is pimples on the penis.
Pimples On The Shaft?
There are multiple kinds of penis pimples that can arise. Whether or not you have one of these, one thing should always be followed. At no point what so ever should you think about popping a penis pimple. It is important to not do this as it could cause further infection or even scarring. The pimple and surrounding area should be kept thoroughly clean and dried. Avoid using any harsh soaps or scrubbing too hard that can lead to irritation.
It can be tempting to want to get rid of it or cause more damage to the area. This should be avoided at all costs as it could turn an innocuous problem into a bigger one. Men will find that oftentimes these will go away and could be different then acne that could break out on their face or other parts of their body. There is simply no way to know and testing is recommended if it doesn’t go away or there are signs that an infection is afoot.
In Control Of Your Health
Do not be afraid to go and get tested, you’ll regret it much later if you don't go through with it. It isn’t only a quick and easy way to figure things out, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing you either don’t have it or now have a way to treat an STD.
You should know that some more serious STD signs can sometimes just be a penis pimple. Some of these worse symptoms can turn out to be something else rather than being mistaken for a pimple or possible ingrown hair. It usually takes an accompanying symptom along with the pimple to realize that something is going on.
Making an Educated Assessment
Educate yourself on what could be going on down there. It is usually easy for something like this to go unnoticed or even be ignored. Clusters or patches of blisters is often genital herpes. People may confuse these instead for just single pimples or an acne breakout. Often, that is not the case, and could be something far more serious.
There are some strains of HPV, human papillomavirus that can cause these warts in the groin. Other STDs are also responsible for pushing some of these problems to the surface. Sometimes the warts are mistaken as pimples. Sometimes other rashes or lesions can also be confused for different ailments.
Breaking Down What The Symptom Are
You might be asking yourself what exactly a pimple is. We’ll look at what some other common causes of the pimple are (if it isn’t related to being an early onset of an STD). Skin problems are common with many people, and that includes the genital area. There are times that pimples form because of non-cleanliness factors or other non-STD related reasons.
Traditionally, a pimple occurs when bacteria is found on the skin and has infected the area, forming a pus-filled white bump. Here is a list of some of the other factors that can contribute to pimples around the groin area:
Folliculitis: This is a condition that is caused when a hair follicle is infected and creates an inflamed pimple. These purplish or yellow pimples are caused by oil glands that have been clogged. They will go away without doing anything.
Razor Burn: These are actually bumps that come up because bacteria has infected ingrown hairs after shaving. These will also go away on their own.
Staph Infection: Usually caused by the staph bacteria, it is rare but can cause the virus to spread in open cuts and other areas. It is not classified as an STD but is contagious. Treatment with medicine is necessary for staph infection.
Hirsutoid Papillomas: These are usually found in rings just above the shaft and are harmless and not contagious.