Manhood rash is usually identified by fairly benign skin eruptions, such as bumps, lesions, or simple discoloration. Practicing good male organ health requires identifying the manhood rash in order to treat it. Sometimes, unfortunately, the rash can be less benign, signifying the presence of a social disease. One of the more uncommon of these social diseases is Donovanosis, also called granuloma inguinale. |
Donovanosis is a bacterial infection that gets its name from the factor that causes it, known as Donovan bodies. It is almost always passed on through sensual contact - and sometimes it isn’t alone, meaning that doctors often find other social diseases accompanying it.
The manhood rash first appears as lesions, but they fairly quickly evolve into sores, usually a beefy red color. The sores may start out small but they can grow in size fairly quickly. These male organ sores are unattractive, and they can appear on the sacks and the midsection or thighs as well. From the time the member is exposed to the Donovan bodies until the sores develop is usually between 10 and 40 days. That means that by the time a guy knows he has Donovanosis, it’s had time to establish a beachhead in his body.
Left untreated, these sores are not only sensitive and painful but destructive. They can seriously damage manhood tissue and impact the long term health of the organ. At a minimum, scarring is likely to occur.
The "good" news is that Donovanosis doesn’t spread as easily as many other social diseases. Typically it takes several exposures in order to develop. That means that, while it certainly is possible for a man to get it from one bout of unprotected sensual activity, usually it takes multiple exposures before it "takes."
The bad news is that Donovanosis is considered chronic. In many cases, it will go away but may recur at a later time, often without any identifiable "trigger."
Approximately 100 cases of the disease are reported annually in the United States, and in general people who live in temperate zones are pretty safe from Donovanosis. It is much more common in tropical and subtropical zones, and especially in undeveloped countries. In many areas, such as the Caribbean, New Guinea and Southeast Asia, it is considered endemic.
People who visit areas with a high incidence of Donovanosis are advised to take appropriate precautions if they engage in sensual activity with those who make their homes there.
Because of its relative rareness in the developed world, there have not been many studies focusing on this disease. It is generally understood that a course of antibiotics is necessary to decimate the bacteria that causes the condition. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends use of azithromycin; other recommended treatments involve doxycycline, erythromycin or ciprofloxacin. Three weeks is generally the minimum recommended length of treatment, and longer may be required depending upon the severity of infection.
Monitoring should be conducted periodically, even after sores have disappeared. As mentioned, recurrence is common. Avoiding sensual engagement with an infected person - whether penetrative, oral or manual - is recommended. Use of barrier protection is vital.
Donovanosis is one manhood rash a man wants to avoid. Maintaining general overall male organ health is recommended, simply to maintain the member appropriately, so using a top drawer male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is a good idea. The best crème helps build up penile resistance to infection by supplying it with vitamins like A, B5, C and D that can strengthen male organ skin, support cellular function and discourage bacterial presences. Also advised is a crème that contains alpha lipoic acid. This potent antioxidant is superb at fighting free radicals, which left on their own can create tremendous oxidative damage to manhood cells.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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