Male organ blisters are the type of thing a man notices reasonably quickly. Why? Because oftentimes, they are angry little buggers filled with pus and pain. Of course, when spotted, blisters on the member can cause a lot of panic as they are often related to partner-transmitted infections (PTIs). However, there are a few every day, non-PTI reasons for male organ blisters, too. Let’s take a look at these causes and treatment options, as well as ways to keep male organ blisters from forming in the future. |
Male Organ Blister Causes
A host of things can cause male organ blisters; here are 7 of the most common:
1) Friction - When the skin is repeatedly or too energetically rubbed when dry, it can create friction, leading to blisters. Doing this with the male organ, as in the case of dry intimacy or self-gratification, can cause blisters on the member. To treat, simply keep the area clean and in the air as much as possible.
2) Folliculitis - Commonly known as ingrown hairs, folliculitis happens when hair follicles get infected and fill with pus. They will clear up on their own; however, shaving products, like Tend Skin, will help calm and prevent razor burn and the resulting ingrown hairs.
3) Midsection warts - A type of PTI, midsection warts are caused by human papillomavirus. They are generally itchy and look like little blisters, or they sometimes have a texture like cauliflower. Approximately 1 percent of all sensually active people in the United States have midsection warts. When it comes to treatment, there are a few options for removal, which include freezing them off, laser surgery, or a prescription topical ointment to dissolve them. They are contagious for 2 weeks after removal, so be sure to refrain from any sensual activity during that time. A man can still spread the virus to his partners after this period, so be sure to use barrier protection when having relations.
4) Yeast infection - When naturally occurring candida yeast in the body overgrows, it can cause white male organ blisters that swell, itch, and emit a chunky, white discharge. Yeast infections are contagious and can be passed between partners, so wait until it is cleared up before resuming sensual activity. See a doctor for treatment, which usually involves either a tablet or a topical cream, or a combination of both.
5) Herpes - The herpes simplex virus (HSV), a PTI, is one of the most common origins of male organ blisters. Herpes is quite contagious and cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Herpes blisters on the member start off watery, but then eventually burst and crust over. Once they get crusty, they will itch like nobody’s business and get red and angry. See a doctor or clinic immediately for treatment of the current outbreak and options for managing the condition.
6) Scabies - When the Sarcoptes scabiei mite tunnels into the skin, tiny, itchy blisters can form on the manhood. These male organ blisters will be most itchy at night when the mites are most active. Sometimes a man can have scabies for up to 6 weeks before he knows it. To treat scabies, see a doctor. Treatment will start with prescription creams and lotion, but if the infestation is persistent, oral medications will also be prescribed.
7) Syphilis - Bacteria cause this PTI. Symptoms include rash, fever, hair loss, and swollen lymph glands in addition to blisters on the member. Syphilis is a severe disease and should be caught as early as possible. If left untreated, it can result in blindness, loss of comprehension, and even death.
Prevent Male Organ Blisters
There are a few commonsense ways a man can avoid male organ blisters from visiting his nether regions. The first is to practice safe intimacy. This means using latex protection and barrier methods, and knowing a partner’s status before engaging in relations of any kind. A man should also be sure to use enough lubricant when enjoying intimacy with a partner or when pleasuring himself to avoid friction.
A man should also employ good midsection hygiene habits to keep the area supple and the skin healthy and pliable. Wash daily with a mild cleanser and warm water. Pat or air dry and then nourish the area with a specially formulated male organ health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin). These oils calm the skin and keep the area clean and bacteria-free. Use an oil made of natural moisturizing bases like shea butter and vitamin E. This will keep the skin soft while fortifying it.
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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