Understanding Dermatology

Doctors are used to the use of vocabulary that might sound unfamiliar to lay people. We have spent years using these words in college and medical school, and we come easily, like second nature. But when a guy has suddenly appeared to have a penis skin issue, he doesn’t have time to bone up on his dermatological phrases and definitions before seeking out the doc. He also wants to know if the issue of penis skin is a serious problem of penis health, and what he needs to do about it.Here West Dermatology San Luis Obispo

There are various dermatological definitions, and most of us really don’t know the exact meanings. A bump is a surprise, a patch is a burn. But chances are they will identify his penis skin in words that mean more to them than to the patient when the dermatologist asks questions, or examines the privates of a guy and tell him what they see. With that in mind, here are some common dermatological explanations which it is worth understanding.

Maculture. A macula is a skin patch that is different in color from the skin that surrounds it, but that is not necessarily raised, like a bump or a lump. Macules appear to be very small on penile skin, less than 1 cm in diameter.

Fixed spot. But what if a macula is more than 1 cm tall? Then it is no longer a macula; it is a patch.

Lesion. Any irregular tissue alteration is called a lesion. A “dirty” lesion isn’t actually repugnant; it just means it’s big enough for the naked eye to see it. (If a microscope is needed for viewing, it is called a histological lesion.)-Papule. A slight lesion (normally less than 1 cm) that is elevated to some degree (and could therefore be called a bump). Pearly penile papules are a problem common to many people with penis skin. Papules can come in any colour.

Plate. Plaque is essentially a larger papule (bigger than 1 cm), in dermatological terms. It is not above a standard plaque and the top appears to be smooth. They seem to have a well-defined border or lip, too.

Nodular nodules. A nodule may be an even larger papule (bigger than 1.5 cm). Nodules are taller than a papule as opposed to a plaque.

Blister.-Blister. A thin “sack” of skin filled with some fluid is called a blister. The fluid is typically clear-ish, but it may also contain blood, and thus take on a reddish hue.

Vesyl. A vesicle is less than 1 cm in blister. When the vesicle is cut, and the fluid runs out, the vesicle breaks generally.

Bulla.-Bulla. This is called a bulla if a vesicle is larger than 1 cm.

Pustilla. If neutrophils make up the fluid inside a vesicle it is called a pustule. Neutrophils are a sort of white blood cell, essential to the immune system’s structure.

Ulceres. An ulcer is a skin sore which causes skin tissue to lose somewhat. Because of infection and inflammation the region is often dark.

Tricky. It defines a pebbly or rough lesion.

Overturned.Umbilicated refers to an indentation lesion in the middle. The most common cause of these kinds of lesions is a virus.

Knowing dermatological terminology can make it easier to understand what might be wrong with a specific skin condition in the penis. Penis skin will have less chance of damage if it is kept clean by using a superior treatment cream for the penis regularly (health professionals suggest Man1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Since penis skin can get dry and scaly, it is important to use a cream that has the proper moisturizing capabilities. Choose one with both a high-end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) in it. It is also wise to choose a vitamin C cream, which increases collagen production and gives the tone and elasticity that penis skin requires.