Archive for August, 2012

Distinctions Between Balanitis and Pearly Penile Papules

If you are experiencing inflammation or a rash on the head of the penis, it’s important to discover the cause of the symptoms. For many men, they are experiencing symptoms of balanitis. For others, they could have pearly penile papules. First, let’s talk about how these two conditions are similar. Both of these conditions show […]

Dermatophytosis is NOT Pearly Penile Papules

Both dermatophytosis and pearly penile papules have similar symptoms. However, these two conditions are very different. In order to properly care for your penile health, it will be important to distinguish their differences. WebMD defines dermatophytosis as ringworm of the skin. It is a condition caused by a fungus that infects the skin. Jock itch, […]

The difference between Lichen planus and Pearly Penile Papules

Lichen planus and pearly penile papules are two completely different conditions. One can cause extreme pain while the other causes none at all. By understanding the differences between them, you can better care for your own penile health. American Academy of Dermatology defines lichen planus as a skin disease, one that can happen on any […]

How Do You Get Pearly Penile Papules?

Pearly penile papules are small growths that occur on the male genetalia. They are benign and unrelated to sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases. They appear on the corona (the base of the penile head) and the sulcus (just below the penile head). Although rare, these growths can appear on the shaft. They are skin-colored, […]