Pearly Penile Papules or PPP are a group of small bumps, usually appearing around the glans penis. They are tube or dome-shaped, organized circumferentially in one or more rows. These skin lesions are neither sexually transmissible, not caused by an infectious diseases, but are common and benign issues that have a greater incidence in uncircumcised men.
The exact cause of the Pearly Penile Papules is unknown, the only certainty being related to the fact that they are harmless and appear naturally causing no health threat. Of course they are unaesthetic, but medically they do not raise any problems. Nevertheless, one should avoid irritating, scratching or exposing them to any trauma. People who are most prone to developing Pearly Penile Papules are men between 20 and 30 years old. A great number of sufferers see a urologist as they suspect having an STD, however if after a specialized examination the diagnosis suggests a case of Pearly Penile Papules, there is no actual reason for concern.
Regarding the treatment of this genital dermatological condition, there are several solutions available. Natural remedies are adopted by a great number of patients, although there is no certainty that they can be 100% efficient. Men suffering from the Pearly Penile Papules condition prefer to use natural remedies especially because they are applicable in the comfort and intimacy of their own homes.
One of the most used natural remedies for PPP removal and reduction is the application of a thin layer of toothpaste on the affected area. This procedure will dry and cause the pearly penile papules to fall off. It is thought that this treatment is effective as it dries and peels off the pearly penile papules due to the toothpaste's content: sodium fluoride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, calcium and enzymes. Nevertheless, using toothpaste on such a sensitive area as the genital one, mostly causes irritations and allergies.
The iodine treatment is another natural remedy for the highly unaesthetic Pearly Penile Papules removal. The iodine has anti-septic properties, destroys bacteria and viruses, helps with skin regeneration and cleansing in a quick manner. The iodine treatment for PPP removal is based on the same principle as the toothpaste solution, causing the peeling of the papules and smoothing the skin.
Castor oil is another traditional method used for the Pearly Penile Papules removal, as castor oil has benefic effects on various skin conditions such as acne, UV burns and eczemas. When applied to affected areas, castor oil has improved the hydration and regeneration level of the epidermal tissue, nevertheless, few were the cases in which there was an actual improvement in the PPP removal process.
The tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which is why it is believed that these properties would help with the removal of the pearly penile papules, although they are not caused by bacteria.
The Aloe Vera treatment is much praised, the Aloe Vera extract being renowned for its multiple uses and benefits. The natural remedy with Aloe Vera, applied locally on the affected area may improve and even remove the PPP condition completely, but this process requires a lot of time and investment and the effects are not 100% guaranteed.
Regardless of the natural remedy chosen for PPP removal, results are improbable and the adverse effects are not fully predictable.
On the other hand, within specialized medical centres such as Renew Skin & Health Clinic, radiosurgery is the most suitable procedure for the Pearly Penile Papules removal, as it is highly effective, fast, painless and completely rules out the risk for infection and allergies. Also, this treatment procedure is highly appreciated for its lack of downtime. The Pearly Penile Papules removal with radiosurgery is non-surgical, non-invasive, being performed at a superficial level of the epidermis. Unlike natural remedies, radiosurgery ensures fast and safe results, without implying any side-effects and complications.
If you are looking for PPP treatment and as this issue is being overly sensitive in nature Dr Jha prefers you to contact him directly on his phone (07866 715 815). Please text him your name/age/city/ preferred call back time to discuss the treatment. If you don't get call back same day then please assume Dr Jha had been too busy (which is generally the case or he may be overseas) and therefore please text him same info on the following day as a gentle reminder.