One of the primary reasons a man should be concerned about good penis health is that he wants his equipment to make a good impression when it is unveiled for the gaze (and appreciation) of a partner, especially a new one. When a man has a healthy penis, it presents a more imposing and impressive picture, pleasing the partner and giving the possessor of that penis extra confidence and pride. But when a swath of penis bumps are present, it can negatively impact that first impression. This is especially the case when the penis bumps are due to hives, which can be present in such quantity as to be impossible to miss – and impossible for a partner to wonder about what those hives say about a man’s sexual health.
Learning about hives
Most people have heard of hives, but not everyone knows exactly what they are. Basically, hives are a dermatological issue. They are red welts that appear on the skin, typically in groups. They can vary in size from a pinpoint to several inches across. When they appear in groups, they often overlap so that it may seem as if they are forming one big welt.
Medically termed “urticarial,” hives typically go away within about 24 hours – but they can often occur in waves, so that as some are going away, new ones are developing to take their place. Hopefully, a case of hives will be acute, meaning that it lasts less than six weeks (often much, much less). If it lasts longer than six weeks, it is considered chronic.
Hives themselves are not typically dangerous, despite their very unattractive and sometimes alarming appearance. However, if they occur underneath the skin (rather than just on the surface), they become angiodemas, and they can be of greater concern. Also, hives are sometimes associated with other conditions of significant concern: when they appear on or near the penis, they sometimes indicate the presence of other issues, such as scabies or an STI. And if hives appear anywhere on the body and are accompanied by difficulty breathing or swallowing, medical attention is required.
What causes hives, either in the form of penis bumps or elsewhere on the body? Most often they are an allergic reaction of some sort, although narrowing down and identifying the specific “trigger” that causes the reaction can be challenging. However, latex is sometimes the cause of an allergic reaction which presents via hives – so if a man comes down with hives soon after using a latex condom, he may wish to see if that could be the cause of the problem.
Other common causes of hives are dietary related (especially certain fruits), as well as insect bites, pollen, pets, and some chemicals and medicines.
Acute hives often resolve with no treatment. Antihistamines are frequently used to help resolve the itching that accompanies hives. Corticosteroids and antibiotics are also often prescribed as well.
Treating the itchiness of penis bumps caused by hives may require extra help. Regular application of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may be helpful in this area. Itching often causes dryness and flaking, so remoisturizing the delicate penis skin can be a boon. Choose a crème that contains both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a potent hydrator (such as vitamin E). It also helps if the crème contains vitamin C, which is a key component in collagen production and helps restore tone and elasticity to damaged penis skin. Revitalizing penis skin which has been affected by a bad case of hives will help bring back its former healthy appearance.