The Differences between Dermatitis and Pearly Penile Papules

There are distinct differences between dermatitis and pearly penile papules. It is important to understand this differentiation, because one may require medical attention.

As described by the Mayo Clinic, dermatitis is a general term that refers to the inflammation of the skin due to lack of hygiene, allergic reaction, or irritation. The condition is categorized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching, and skin lesions. While this can occur in many areas of the body, many men experience problems in their genital area. It is a common and non-life threatening condition that can easily be treated with personal hygiene. In some cases, medications can also be prescribed to treat the condition.

However, pearly penile papules are not caused by allergens, irritants, or other issues. They are naturally occurring growths of skin around the head of the penis. This condition is categorized by pearl-like shapes that occur in a ring. While these bumps are harmless, many men consider cosmetic surgery to get rid of them. Even if surgical measures are not taken, these growths may disappear and reappear throughout one’s lifetime.

While both of these conditions are not life threatening, arrange to meet with your doctor and talk about your symptoms. Itching and swelling could be early signs of a sexually transmitted disease. Only a medical professional will be able to determine the cause of your discomfort.

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