I posted about a week ago, thanking everyone for their invaluable input, and as promised, thought I'd share my story. I'm a mid 40s male, and I had between 6-12 small bumps on the base of, and on, my penis. I've had these annoying things for over a year, and I struggled to even properly figure out what they were. They appeared after shaving one day, so I assumed for some time that they were the result of razor burn, but they refused to fade. I ruled out ingrown hairs, and while they sort of resembled GWs from pictures on the internet, that really didn't seem to be right either. My best guess was MC, but really that's all it was - a guess. In any event, as you all know, it's extremely frustrating and demoralizing having something like this. Early on I even tried plucking them with tweezers, but they'd only return again. After reading this site, I opted for ACV. And it worked. So this is what I did: DAY 1 - first application of the day was 3 hours (I soaked a few cotton balls in ACV, placed them on the bumps, and wrapped stretch 'n hold gauze around it to secure in place, and then put briefs on to hold everything properly). Yes, it burned, and when I removed it, they were indeed white which I thought was positive. Second treatment of the day was about 4 hours later, and I did the same thing for about 2 hours. No further change. DAY 2 - In the morning when I woke up I noticed they were turning grey. I did 3 treatments that day, each for about 1.5 hours. After the first treatment in the morning, some of the bigger ones were now black. Yay!!. All of this is a little painful, so I had an epsom salts bath at the end of the day and that seemed to help me. DAY 3 - I did one treatment in the morning for about 1.5 hours but the pain was too much so I pulled it off, and that was a good idea, because I was starting to get a chemical burn from the ACV near the area of the bumps. Yikes! I decided to give my body a break, and stopped using the ACV, but would put Vitamin E on my skin to help heal. The bumps were mostly all black by this point, and I just let them be. DAY 4 - not much change, still had the chemical burn, still applied Vit E., but did not apply any more ACV. DAY 5 - The black bits on the bumps flaked off on their own, and the chemical burn was 95% gone. YAY!!!! That was about a week ago now, and I'm as good as new now. I will say that on DAYS 6,7 and 8 I did apply some Potassium Iodide on what were by now very small bump remnants that remained as I had read some people had success with that. I don't know if that really helped or not, but it didn't hurt. But yes, they are now all gone. I still don't really know what they were, and I don't really care. I will warn you though: a few people here left the ACV application on overnight - DON'T DO THIS!! Everyone's skin is different, and while some people might be able to do this, not everyone has the same skin sensitivity. A chemical burn is NOT fun. You do not need to overdo it - more is not better in this case. Thankfully, I listened to the pain and took it off before it did any serious damage. Test your body/skin out and start with an hour or two, and go from there. This does work. Good luck to all.
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