Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
147 Doctors are Online

Pimples at the base of penis, no pain. Is it contagious?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 1579 Questions
Question
Hi I got pimples at the base of penis, They seems to be there since last month. They dont pain or anything but they are small to medium bumps around pubic hair area. I was sexually inactive for last 6 month but now partner will be joining me so I am worried whether it contagious. Is it safe to have protected ex with her or need to refrain ?
Posted Mon, 29 Jul 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 1 hour later
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

I can understand your concern. As you have mentioned that the pimples are concentrated near the hair follicles, it can be due to folliculitis which is caused by irritation and inflammation of the hair follicles. It is usually caused by irritation, infections like bacteria and yeasts and other noninfectious skin conditions.

For folliculitis, keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics like Neosporin or Bactroban. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap. Avoid any kind of cosmetics especially greasy cosmetic creams. It can be avoided by exercising good hygiene. Topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and Neosporin which are usually available over the counter are effective.

If the symptoms persist then you may need oral antibiotics.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.






Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Pimples at the base of penis, no pain. Is it contagious? 3 hours later
Will this be contagious ? Is it safe to have a sex with partner or will it be transmitted?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 28 hours later
Hello,

Thanks for writing back to me.

The bacteria that cause folliculitis are somewhat contagious and can be spread from one person to another. For this reason, you should avoid sharing razors, towels, or washcloths until the infection has been successfully treated.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor