For men with pearly penile papules, finding a treatment that works many times involves becoming creative with home remedies. Anyone searching the internet will find that these benign skin lesions have a number of treatments available for use at home. Unfortunately, not any of these home versions of treatments are effective. Several websites even suggest using the following household products to remove their papules at home. WARNING!! Do not try these remedies at home!! They are very dangerous and DO NOT WORK!!!

Hygiene Aids such as:

  • Tooth paste
  • Mouth wash
  • Acne treatments
  • Applying facial peels to the penis
  • Applying mud masks to the penis
  • Retin A

Cleaning Products such as:

  • Bleach
  • Windex
  • Oven cleaner

Medicinal Products such as:

  • Wart remover
  • Witch hazel
  • Epsom salts soaks
  • Aspirin rubs

Food Rubs and Soaks such as:

  • Egg whites
  • Herbal tea soaks
  • Onion rubs
  • Garlic rubs

Essential Oils such as:

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

Dietary Modifications such as:

  • Avoiding prepared foods
  • Changing to veganism
  • Increasing protein intake
  • Decreasing fat intake

Misc. Papule Treatments such as:

  • Gasoline
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Tying off the papules
  • Heating the papules and piercing them
  • Freezing papules with ice
  • Cutting them off with a razor
  • Covering the penis with plastic wrap

Many of these treatments that some men have tried at home can be extremely dangerous. Most of these methods describe adding some harmful chemical to the head of the penis in hopes that the papules will reduce in size. Unfortunately, many methods that require chemicals also put one at risk for developing infections and cancer.

Several cleaning products have chemicals that have been classified as carcinogenic. These chemicals, when absorbed through the skin, can lead to tumors and metastatic cancer. Other remedies suggest cutting or slicing the penile growths. This can allow harmful bacteria to enter the skin which could potentially lead to blood poisoning and death.

Finding a home remedy that will reduce penile papules is a futile task. The only methods that have been shown to effectively treat these skin tag-like growths are methods that require a physician. New advances in CO2 laser treatment can remove the papule effectively. This treatment can be performed in the office and patients can go home the same day.

Anyone having questions on effective papule treatment should consult a licensed medical professional. The best way to treat any skin disorder is to consult a physician who is trained on blemish removal methods. Seeking the assistance of a dermatologist is also a recommended information source that will lead to sage and effective treatment.