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Getting Rid of Genital Acne



Boys and girls in their teens experience huge hormonal changes in the organism, which sometimes causes a variety of spots and white dots on genitals. Usually, such lesions do not indicate a serious disease and should not be a reason for excessive agitation.


Genital Acne


Enlarged sebaceous glands


The problem occurs infrequently; however, it is not a threat to health and not sexually transmitted. The sebaceous glands are located all over the body, but because the integument is thick enough on the most parts of it, the sebaceous glands are not visible. On the genitals covered with a thin skin, the sebaceous glands are much more noticeable. Often those are the "white spots" and "pimples" disturbing patients. If the lesions have a structure of dense white tubercles located on the penis or in the groin, then it could be a fatty cyst. Cysts are formed when sebaceous gland is plugged. Cysts may occur in all men. They are small, unobtrusive and do not cause pain. In case of prolonged rubbing of clothes the cysts may become infected and inflamed. Inflamed cysts should not be ignored. A simple surgical procedure takes only a few minutes. Fatty cyst – is rather a rare formation. Most often it happens during puberty due to fluctuations in the hormonal level and frequent stress typical in this age.


Hair follicles


Hair follicles on genitals can also be considered as pimples. Hair follicles usually look as white slightly convex dots located on the scrotum and the penis near its foot. Later some of the follicles will produce hair, and the others will always remain in the form of white dots. The presence of hair follicles is normal, and does not require any additional treatment.


Acne on genitals


Acne on genitals may occur for the same reasons and have a similar structure as those on the face. It’s not recommended to squeeze out pimples and blackheads on the genitals! Unless you have time to visit dermatologist, who will prescribe acne treatment medications or antibiotics, necessary to fight the infection. Follow these steps in order to get rid of acne on the genitals: daily hygiene, immune support, application of antibacterial acne treatment products.


Genital warts (HPV)


About 50% of sexually active people are infected with the virus. Learn how to control HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and reduce symptoms. In particular cases genital warts may be removed by laser therapy. In case of excessive warts formation it is often prescribed application of antiviral preparations.


Pimples on the genital mucous and around the anus may indicate Syphilis


Syphilis is a general body infection that spreads in most cases by sexual intercourse or during pregnancy from an infected mother to a child. At the initial stage syphilis may have no evident symptoms, but if left untreated, it may lead to serious impairment of body systems and even to the death of the patient. Syphilis requires immediate venereal treatment.


Molluscum contagiosum


Molluscum contagiosum is a chronic viral skin infection, which is often transmitted through sexual contact and affects the genitals, perineum and pubis, in form of acne lesions, filled with white content. Poor immunity often results the virus activation.


Tips: Despite acne on genitals is often not a symptom of serious disease, make sure to consult dermatologist.



Deceases that may also cause acne


Endocrine system dysfunction may lead to disruption of hormonal balance or deficiency of any hormone.
Dysbacteriosis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract may lead to long-term constipations and as a result intoxication of the body. Trying to get rid of toxins, the body removes harmful substances through the sweat glands, which are located on the back in large quantities.
Often acne lesions can only be treated after sorting out gynecological problems.
Pathology of the urinary system can also affect the skin condition.
Acne, located along the spine, may indicate its disease.
If acne is located in the costal area, it could be a symptom of intercostal neuralgia.

If it is evident that acne is caused by internal diseases, then getting rid of them is only possible after appropriate disease treatment. Good results in treating acne on the back can be achieved after ozone therapy, which improves the immune status of the body, helps fight infection and relieves inflammation.