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Water Blisters On Penis: Is it from toilet or dirty hands?

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Dear doctors and community members,

I got a group of small water blisters on the head of my penis. After a few hours they combined and become a bigger water blister. I, then, pinch the skin to make the water come out. Now after 3 days, the skin is sore with some moisture. It makes the head of penis stick to my underwear. It is painful when washed with water.

I went to a doctor today and I was told that I can normally get this type of infection through sexual contact. I am puzzled because I have never had sex for a month and I only have sex with my girl.

I recall two incidents:

One. Rinsing penis with water dispensed from a public toilet bowl. I flushed and used a bit of the water for rinsing.

Two. Urinating with dirty hands. It was at a driving range when I urinate without washing my hands first. My golf clubs were dirty at that time since I played on very soggy fairways the day before.

Is it really an STD? Please shed some light. Thank you

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First Helper confused_man

replied January 10th, 2011
Why would you rinse from a toilet? Wo, that is a red flag!
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replied January 10th, 2011
Yes, come to think of it, I was idiotic. I thought flowing water was free from germs. But I don't really know where I got the germs from. It might be from the dirty hands. Surely enough, not from sexual activity. Here are the medications prescribed to me:

- potassium permanganate (cleanser)
- antibiotic (capsules)
- hydrocortisone (cream)

symptoms now:

- no puss (from the beginning)
- moist on certain parts (lesion)
- pain when urinating (i guess it is crawling towards urinary track)
- the area that was previously infected (healed) is darker than the normal skin
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replied January 15th, 2011
No improvement to date. After reading about yeast infection on the net, I start applying anti-fungal cream. I also bought athlete's foot powder from a local pharmacy.

Here is the comprehensive story..

Day 1 - went to public toilet. rinsed penis head with flowing water from the toilet bowl.

Day 2 - morning, noticed a drop of white discharge before urinating. went to a doctor. checked urine. test results came out negatives. doctor said the white discharge might be semen. however, i was given antibiotic and potassium citrate. went golfing in the afternoon, urinated at a bush near a fairway without washing hands first. hands were dirty with soggy soil.

Day 3 - went to a driving range. again, hands were dirty after touching the heads of golf clubs (played yesterday). urinated without washing hands. wore synthetic material underwear. after the range session, noticed water blisters. the blisters combined into one. Pinched the blisters. head of penis started becoming moist and sticky since then. applied baby powder.

Day 6 - went to another doctor. i was given another type of antibiotic, potassium permanganate (cleansing agent) and hydrocortisone (cream).

Day 11 - now, still no improvement.. i assume it is a yeast infection resulting from taking the first antibiotic (given on day 2). that antibiotic also killed the good bacteria that was supposed to control fungus. furthermore, i wore a synthetic material underwear (on day 3) which is known to promote yeast infection. trying anti-fungal cream and athlete's foot powder (containing tolnaftate & corn starch)

i don't know.. it's just my assumption. will update later.. peace !!
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replied January 18th, 2011
Update !!

Never ever use foot medication for other body parts. Athlete's foot powder worsened the condition. I stopped immediately on day 12 and went to another doctor.

Never make our own diagnosis unless we are doctors. Peace !!
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replied February 7th, 2011
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The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Penis blister. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
• Herpes simplex virus
• Genital warts
• Syphilis
• Sexually transmitted diseases
• HIV infection
• Donovanosis
Please let me know if you require any further information

You can private message me if you wish to discuss your problem in more detail

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replied March 20th, 2012
Blisters & itchy penis
Hi I have itchy & blisters (puss in them) on the head of my penis & it's been some time as I thought it was thrush from my wife & she also suffers from what I'm led to beleive is thrush I don't beleive it and would appreciate your help! Thanks
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replied May 14th, 2013
I had the same problem that you described. Two doctors couldn't figure out what it was until I was referred to a dermatologist. I had a herpes test and a bacterial culture and both came out negative. It was because I was taking an anti inflammatory drug and I had a reaction to it (like Advil). It's called "fixed drug eruption". It's not uncommon that it starts out on the penis. rug-eruption.html

Take a note of what drugs you're taking and what drugs you had been taking. Start cutting out the drugs and see if that helps.
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replied January 21st, 2014
Small Blisters on Penis head
I am also suffering from these small blisters ans they vanish after a week and come back after a month or two and this has been going on for almost a year now. i went for a HIV test and it came out negative. i just wanna know should i see a GP or a spcecialist about this and what is the specialist that deals with penises called?
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replied May 29th, 2014
Whatever happened to the original guy's penis? Is he okay or did it get cut off?
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replied July 26th, 2015
White Blisters on Penis Head
SMALL WHITE BLISTERS ON PENIS. I am a very clean person and always kept my genital area very clean, regularly shaved hair off, even used soap and water regularly, used even alcohol after sex. All of sudden,I started to have white pimples/ blisters on the penis head, which later started to spread down the shaft in the form of red patches and nodules. Did hurt if touched. Stopped having sex, but they won't go away. After a week of application of polysporin with no improvement, went to a doc, got some stronger creams plus candida medicines, no improvement, 2 month later, saw a dermatologist, got tested for STD, negative results. He prescribed Protopic cream twice a day. blisters disappeared, but they used to reappear. Was on Protopic every time they appeared. This went on for six months. Later, one day, I was at a hospital for heart test. They rubbed my chest skin for electrode attachment, later put latex band aids on rubbed flesh. Soon, similar bubbles and red patches appeared on chest and wound would not heal - painful.

Then my wife put two and two together. Hey guys, it was just stupid latex condoms that I was using that gave me so much grief. Stopped use of latex condoms, have no problem ever since, no more medicines for it. Wonder why doctors did not know that many people are allergic to latex.
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