Pearly Penile Papules is a common medical skin condition exclusively diagnosed among men, particularly on their penis. The scientific name for this condition is Hirsuties Papillaris Genitalis, but it is more popular for its monikers such as ‘white lumps’, ‘white bumps’, and ‘white bumps’. The pearly papules are not a new condition as men of earlier times already referred to it as ‘Tyson’s glands.’ And although they affect most men in general, the mystery to their root cause still remains to be unveiled. Further Below are Home Remedies for PPP & Natural Methods for Pearly Penile Papules.
However scarce the information is as regards the cause and prevention, there are three things that everyone—whether you are affected by it or your partner is—should know about the white bumps. First, they are never caused by poor hygiene. While it may be true that infections are at times a consequence of poor hygiene, the pearly papules on your penis are not an infection. They are never an emergence of filth that streams in your blood.
What researchers could decently come up with are three things: One, the papules are more common among black Americans than on white Americans. Two, they are even more common among men who are uncircumcised than on circumcised, although statistics have it that those who are uncircumcised and have them around, are found to have regressions after they have circumcision later. Thus, if you are a black American and uncircumcised, your chances of having them anytime of your life are greater than if you were a white American and uncircumcised. Three, the white dots affect both young and old. Researchers observe that the pearly penile papules begin to appear among men on their 20s. Nevertheless, there are also cases in which boys of 10 years old and those who recently reached their puberty are affected by the white bumps.
Second, because the papules are not a skin or medical infection, they cannot be spread about. Many minds are clouded with a myth that once a man has it, it can infect another. Wrong. Whether they are fondled or left alone, they remain as they are, although, there are instances in which the papules can be as severe as extending up to the shaft of the penis. Often, the white bumps cluster around the head of the penis in 2 or 4 rows. But these are spontaneous and have nothing to do with caressing or not.
Third, also because the papules are not an incidence of a poor hygiene or the lack of it, they are not a type of sexually transmitted disease. To distinguish them from STD, the papules are whitish to yellowish bumps or dots or lumps that cling onto the rim of the penis. The lesions may extend on the shaft, at times. However, the papules are always mistaken with another disease. The only way to set matters straight is to have them seen by a dermatologist or a medical professional. If your doctor confirms them to be pearly penile papules, you have two options.
Here are Things You Can Do :
First, you can leave them as they are. Studies show that as men grow in age, the white lumps begin to appear lesser and fewer. Most men who have them confess that the papules do not have any effect on their health, diet and lifestyle. The only thing that makes them noticeable is their appearance or the issue on aesthetics.
Second, you can have them removed by laser therapy, electrotherapy, surgery, and scraping. If you are not confident to have these conventional methods, however, you can opt for natural and home remedies.
Here are some Natural Methods to Cure or Treat PPP at Home :
One natural way of treating the white lumps is the application of Alpha Hydroxyl Acid or AHA. AHA has been recommended and used by medical experts to heal skin infections and skin disorders such as skin discolorations, acne and brown spots. AHA as treatment for white lumps should have a low concentration. Its application should be twice a day and only around the affected area. Never apply more than what the dosage suggests.
You can also use Tea Tree oil. The Tea Tree oil is known for its antiseptic properties as well as antifungal and antibacterial effects, which are all effective for treatment of injuries, skin infections, cuts, burns and skin conditions such as the pearly papules. To apply the oil, the use of a cotton swab is necessary. The application is recommended 3-4 times.
There are also topical creams promoted for pearly penile papules removal. They are mostly available in supermarkets and pharmacies.