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Purple spot with bubble like head at the base of penile shaft. Medication causes dry skin and nosebleeds. Help?

I have a red-purple spot at the base of my penile shaft, it has a small bubble like head that bled slightly. I m 16 years old and it s been here for about two weeks, although it started as just a red spot. I m on medication that dries out my skin everywhere, that causes things like nosebleeds due to thinning of the veins.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM.

Your red purple spot over the shaft of penis may be a sebaceous cyst or some other cystic swelling as you described it has a bubble like head. This type of painless swelling is not a medical emergency. If you feel like a nuisance you can remove the same by some surgical procedures. If it is just a discoloration, then it could be due to some drug allergy (fixed drug eruption).
Regarding the dry skin, nasal bleeding and thinning after some medication may be due to calamine lotion or a steroid. If you are able to send the picture of the spot and details about your medication, I would be able to guide you better.
DR S.Murugan
Answered: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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