According to Wikipedia, the correct term for pearly penile papules is hirsuties papillaris genitalis. It is a medical condition which affects the male genital organ. The incidence of pearly penile papules is thought to be quite common, although it is impossible to obtain accurate statistics because many men are too self conscious and shy to report the symptoms. The condition seems to be most common among men between the ages of 20 and 40, although it has been reported in boys as young as 12.
The main symptom of pearly penile papules consists of small skin colored bumps around the head of the male organ. The bumps seem to occur in multiple organized rows that look like a string of pearls, hence the name “pearly”. Pearly penile papules do not cause a great deal of pain, but they can cause some discomfort and sensitivity. The main problem that arises is usually psychological, as men can be too embarrassed to use public shower facilities or go on dates. Many men start to panic when they discover PPP, fearing they have a sexually transmitted disease or even cancer. In fact, even some doctors mistakenly diagnose the condition as a sexually transmitted disease. However, PPP have no connection whatsoever with sexual activity and do not in any way result from poor personal hygiene. The actual reason why they appear is unknown, but they are not dangerous and are not even a disease.
Although PPP pose no danger, those who experience the condition may feel unhappy with it and wonder how to treat it. Wart removal remedies obtained over the counter are completely ineffective and are a waste of money. Surgery or electro-surgery is possible, but seems rather drastic, given that pearly penile papules are not dangerous to health in any way and are not actually an illness. Also, this method can cause a lot of scarring, so seems rather pointless given that it is undertaken for purely cosmetic reasons in the first place.
Possible treatments that may work include cryotherapy, which is carried out in a doctor’s office and in which the PPP are frozen, using liquid nitrogen. This procedure is not guaranteed to work, but is at least painless. A more effective treatment for pearly penile papules wiki is carbon dioxide (or CO2) laser ablation, which is a simple process and causes very little discomfort. A laser is used to vaporize the lumps, after the area is treated with lidocaine as a local anesthetic. The disadvantages of this method are that it is expensive, and the recovery period is two to three weeks.
A lot of home remedies for pearly penile papules removal are recommended in wikipedia, including smokers’ toothpaste, tea tree oil and aloe vera. Of course none of these is guaranteed to have any effect. Remember that PPP is not dangerous and can disappear spontaneously, so you should think carefully before wasting money on a so-called remedy that may actually make things worse.