Doing a self-check for potential manhood issues is always a good idea. Often in the process of inspecting himself, a man will discover he has some manhood bumps which weren’t there previously. They may be due to a rash or some other rather simple male organ health issue. But in some cases, manhood bumps might be a clue that a staph infection is present, and that is something that requires a doctor’s attention.
It’s kind of a funny name, so just what is a staph infection? To start with, the “staph” part is short for staphylococcus aureus, a kind of bacteria. If the bacteria gets into the skin (usually through a cut or scrape), it can cause an infection.
If it occurs in the midsection, it may present as a rash or swelling; it may also present as manhood bumps or bumps on the sacks, often resembling little pimples. In some cases, the bumps start as ingrown hairs.
Staph can be annoying, but if it gets under the skin and into the bloodstream, it can become dangerous. In some cases, a simple staph infection spreads and becomes a urinary tract infection, pneumonia, meningitis or sepsis. The presence of infection can be especially dangerous if the form of bacteria is that known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria is much harder to kill and can cause severe damage or even death. Fortunately, MRSA is much rarer than regular staph infections.
When the staph infection gets underneath the male organ skin, it can sometimes cause extensive swelling (and not the kind a guy expects from the member when in a sensual state of excitement).
Antibiotics (most often penicillin) are typically used to treat a case of staph infection. However, cases involving MRSA may prove much more difficult to treat with this option. In some cases, it may be necessary to surgically remove infected areas, although this is a rare course of action.
As noted, bacteria cause staph infection, so the most important way to prevent this condition is to pay close attention to basic hygiene. Washing regularly is essential, as is wearing clean clothing (especially underwear and pants, where staph infection of the manhood is concerned). In the summer, when men tend to sweat more, it may be a good idea to “air out” the member regularly, perhaps by sleeping unclothed.
Direct contact with an infected area can also cause the bacteria to spread, so it’s wise to avoid skin-to-skin contact with a partner’s infection. Also, be advised that the bacteria can spread through other means, such as using the towel or razor of an infected person, wearing an infected person’s clothing, etc.
Keep an eye out for manhood bumps or ingrown hairs, especially if they are accompanied by abnormal swelling. For men who manscape, take care to avoid cuts, which provide a direct pathway for bacteria to get into the skin.
Again, a guy who suspects a staph infection in his member should see a doctor right away. Dead tissue can develop relatively quickly if the infection is left untreated.
Manhood bumps are not always the result of a staph infection, of course, and may simply indicate dry or damaged male organ skin. Regular application of a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can keep that skin healthier or more resistant to damage. Be sure to select a crème that includes vitamin A among its ingredients. Also known as retinol, vitamin A is a natural antibacterial agent, so it can help fight many types of bacteria that can cause skin irritation. The crème should also include Shea butter and vitamin E, a potent combination of moisturizers that can help repair dry male organ skin and provide a moisture lock to keep the skin better hydrated.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.