Finding bumps on the head of your penis can be alarming, but most of the time bumps in this area are not serious. Tyson glands are tiny sebaceous glands that form on either side of the frenulum, which is the fold of connective tissue under the penis. They appear as small yellow or white bumps under the penis head. Fordyce spots are small yellowish or white bumps on the penis head, shaft, or foreskin.
Red spots? Fleshy bumps? When to worry about spots on the penis
What Is This Bump or Rash on My Penis?
Red spots can appear on the penis due to irritation, infections, or skin conditions, such as eczema. In some cases, they may be a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection. People with genital eczema may experience the following symptoms:. Treatment may include topical steroids or emollients, which people can use in place of their usual soap to wash. Some skin care products, including shower gel, antiseptic solutions, and hemorrhoid creams, can irritate genital skin and cause eczema. Some people find that even the laundry detergent that they use to wash their clothes can cause eczema. Sweating and friction from tight clothing are also potential causes.
What Causes Red Spots on the Penis and How Are They Treated?
In some cases, red spots may result from poor hygiene or a minor irritation. These spots typically disappear in a day or two. Red spots that develop as a result of something more serious, such as a sexually transmitted infection STI , typically last longer and are accompanied by other symptoms.
Found a suspicious spot on your penis and starting to freak out? Don't stress! Just like the rest of your body, it is perfectly normal to occasionally get spots on your genitals. Our resident pharmacist Rita Ghelani looks at the symptoms of the different types of penile spots, so you will know when to chill out and when to hotfoot it to the GP. From septic spots to itchy sores, finding a suspicious spot or three on your penis can be worrying, but now is not the time to freak out.