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If you feel small pink or white growths around the head of your penis then obviously you may get worried about it. These small pink or white growths are ‘Pearly Penile Papule’. Pearly Penile Papule, also known as PPP usually develops around a male’s gentile part but in few cases, the presence of PPP also witnessed around a female’s gentile part.
In this article, we will discuss in detail about the Pearly Penile Papules and its different treatments.
What is Pearly Penile Papule?
Pearly Penile Papules is a medical term which is used to describe Hirsutoid Papillomas. PPP develops around the head of men’s penis. It looks like a bunch of small pimples. The color of these small pimples can be white, pink or yellow in few cases.
Pearly Penile Papules are usually presented in a ring or row format around the base of the penis’s head. The technical name of the penis’s head in medical term is corona of the glans penis. You may get confused between STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) and PPP. But let me tell you that in SIT, the gentile wards are larger than Pearly Penile Papules and their shape is not like a pimple. The size of PPP is 1-2 mm wide and 1-4 mm long whereas SIT wards are bigger than this. So you don’t need to worry about it.
What Causes Pearly Penile Papules?
The exact causes of Pearly Penile Papules are yet to be identified but the doctors are sure that it is not a sexually transmitted infection. As PPP is not STI so it is also not contagious. According to some medical researches, Pearly Penile Papules is a normal skin variation. Few reports also indicate that black males get the PPP more often in comparison to the white males. But in general, it is believed that Pearly Penile Papules has no connection with the male’s geographical location, race, and his sexual performance.
How Long Does Pearly Penile Papules Last?
Pearly Penile Papules is not a harmful condition but if it occurs once then it may persist throughout the life. Although it may get fade with the age. If you want to get rid of Pearly Penile Papules immediately then you can opt from various treatments available for the same. But it is of immense importance that you consult a doctor before reaching any kind of decision. Here, we will discuss the Pearly Penile Papules removal treatment.
Pearly Penile Papules Treatment
The growth of Pearly Penile Papules cannot be prevented but it can be cured. If the doctor is sure that you have got Pearly Penile Papules growth then he may advise you one of the following treatment.
Pearly Penile Treatment According to Dermatologists
According to many dermatologists, Pearly Penile Papules Removal is not required because it’s not harmful to you at all. PPP does not affect your sexual life and they are not a sign of any type of STI as well. But if you feel uncomfortable with it then you should go to the skilled doctor or dermatologist to get rid of it.
Laser Surgery with Carbon Dioxide: To dissolve the Pearly Penile Papules, doctors use laser surgery with carbon dioxide. In this laser surgery, carbon dioxide produces infrared energy to remove the papules.
PPP Laser Removal Treatment: In PPP laser removal treatment, infrared rays are used. These infrared rays cause heat that destroys Pearly Penile Papules. This treatment smoothes the skin and completely vanishes the PPP.
Cryosurgery: In this process of Pearly Penile Papules removal, the affected area gets frozen with the help of extreme temperature. This extremeness of temperature destroys the tissues affected by Pearly Penile Papules and smoothes the affected skin.
Excisional Surgery: In Excisional surgery, doctors go for a proper surgery of PPP affected area with the help of traditional surgery tools to make the skin smooth again.
Pearly Penile Papules Home Remedies
Though the best and safest way to get rid of PPP is to go with the doctor’s advice but still if the doctor has advised you surgery and you don’t want to go through it, you can try some home remedies to get rid of the situation. Here are a few home remedies that can help you out to remove PPP without any surgery.
Bio-Oil: Bio Oil softens the skin area affected with PPP and it also controls the growth of it. Bio oil takes time to show the results so don’t lose your patience while using it.
Toothpaste: Toothpaste has the antibacterial properties to fight with cavities. That’s why many men use it on PPP affected area to make the affected skin smooth. It’s an easily available home remedy option and you should give a try to it.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil is very effective on PPP. You need to apply a very small portion of this with the help of cotton on the affected area.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil works well on the skin and it is also helpful in removing PPP and smoothen the affected area.
Honey: Honey is the solution to many skin related problems. It has many natural ingredients in it. You can put it on the PPP affected area for a while and then wash it. Regular use of honey can be helpful to reduce PPP growth.
Mud Mask: You can apply the readymade mud mask on the affected area. This will smooth out the affected skin.
Calamine Lotion: Calamine lotion works well on skin and reduces the skin’s bumps. Its use on PPP is also very effective.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal helps to cure many skin related issues. It can also be applied to the PPP affected are to remove them.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Popularly known as AHA, this acid quickly heals the skin related problems without any side effects. Its concentrated form can be used to get rid of PPP.
While using a home remedy to remove PPP, it is must to have a close look on its side effects. If you feel any burning sensation or redness on affected are then stop using the home remedy and visit the doctor.
Pearly Penile Papules in Female
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article that not only males but females also get the Pearly Penile Papules growth on their gentile part. When this condition develops in a woman, it is called Vestibular Papillomatosis.
Pearly Penile Papules Treatment in Female
Usually, dermatologists suggest especially for women to not to choose any treatment for PPP as there are chances that it may come back after the treatment. But still if you feel uncomfortable with the presence of PPP then you have only one option to pick and that is surgery. You can also try one of the above-mentioned home remedy options. But again, be patient with the home remedies as they tend to take time before you can notice any difference in the appearance of the affected area.
The Bottom Line
Though we have taken immense care and done our proper research before writing this article, this article is not written by any medical practitioner and hence we suggest you do your proper research and consult a skilled medical practitioner before reaching to any conclusion.