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Suggest remedies for blisters on the shaft of the penis

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: I have blood blisters due to friction on the shaft of my penis below the head. They have been for a while and not going away. How do i get rid of them

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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Topical antiseptic will be helpful.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.

I have read your query and reviewed the picture you attached where red lesions can be seen just below penis head which are likely blood blisters or small hematoma due to friction as you mentioned.

Generally this kind of lesions DO NOT require any definitive treatment and get resolved by themselves. However,the following treatment would be helpful to you.

Application of local antiseptic cream/ointment -

Clean off and wipe off the area and make it clean and dry,following which apply local antiseptic like neosporin cream.

Take over the counter pain killer with anti-inflammatory like tab.inbuprofen 400mg if you feel pain.

Take vitamin b complex and folic acid orally to hasten the healing of these lesions.

It would also be advisable to keep genitals and its nearby area clean by,

1) daily washing with soap and water during bath,
2) regular shaving of pubic hair and
3) keep that part clean and dry,

We would expect that the blisters or bumps should start subsiding within 2-3 days of this topical antiseptic application.

In case not, then it would be good to see dermatologist for further evaluation.

Hope this will help you.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Sandip Kabra (2 hours later)
Which neosprin would you use, and what would be the australian alternative ?
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
neosporin contains neomycin,polymyxin B and bacitracin

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You can ask neosporin which contains neomycin,polymyxin B and bacitracin as antiseptic.

You can also ask neomycin cream to some nearby pharmacy by any other brand name,whichever is available in your country.

Or savlon/dettol cream would also be equally effective.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip
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Suggest remedies for blisters on the shaft of the penis

Brief Answer: Topical antiseptic will be helpful. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. I have read your query and reviewed the picture you attached where red lesions can be seen just below penis head which are likely blood blisters or small hematoma due to friction as you mentioned. Generally this kind of lesions DO NOT require any definitive treatment and get resolved by themselves. However,the following treatment would be helpful to you. Application of local antiseptic cream/ointment - Clean off and wipe off the area and make it clean and dry,following which apply local antiseptic like neosporin cream. Take over the counter pain killer with anti-inflammatory like tab.inbuprofen 400mg if you feel pain. Take vitamin b complex and folic acid orally to hasten the healing of these lesions. It would also be advisable to keep genitals and its nearby area clean by, 1) daily washing with soap and water during bath, 2) regular shaving of pubic hair and 3) keep that part clean and dry, We would expect that the blisters or bumps should start subsiding within 2-3 days of this topical antiseptic application. In case not, then it would be good to see dermatologist for further evaluation. Hope this will help you. Regards,