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Diagnosed with MC today

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2011
  • 01:20 AM

Hello all,

I've had two incredibly small bumps on the shaft of my penis for about three weeks now, and a few days ago I noticed larger bumps in my pubic region above the genitals. Went to the clinic today, thinking for sure I had herpes or warts, but MC was my diagnosis. The doc made it seem like I wouldn't have to do anything with it but wait a couple months and everything would be fine, but after reading the numerous comments and stories online, I see that to not be true. One common thread I have seen, however, is that it's important to start attacking the virus early, so that's what I'm doing. I trimmed the pubic region (disinfecting the scissors with rubbing alcohol afterwards), showered (using a Tea Tree Oil body wash, though it's a moisturizing body wash - is this bad?), and afterwards applied Tea Tree Oil to the bumps and called it a night. I also plan on using a new towel after every shower (which I'll be doing twice a day, immediately followed by the Tea Tree Oil application) and washing my bed linens every three to four days - I'm assuming it's best for me to sleep in the nude.

Does this sound like a decent regimen? I froze one of the bumps using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away a few days ago before I was diagnosed, but didn't follow up with the salicylic acid wart remove because I wasn't sure if it was actually a wart. Now the bump has gone down but is surrounded by a red circle from the Freeze-Away. Is this stuff safe (and effective) to use on MC? Judging from other posts I feel like I should probably expect a flare-up within the next few weeks that I'm unprepared for - apparently MC doesn't like to stay in small numbers - so I want to get rid of as many bumps as early as possible. Also, is popping the lesions and removing the core recommended, if I use hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to disinfect the area before and after doing so? I'd be wearing latex gloves as well.

Thank you for reading this, I look forward to the replies.

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