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A 21-year-old male asked:

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? there is no pus

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Genital herpes: If "few" means more than one lesion; they started as blister like, now turning more like pimples; then becoming scabs -- then almost certainly it's herpes. It is crucial to have lab diagnosis to confirm, in particular to learn whether caused by HSV1 or HSV2, which makes big differences in treatment, possibility of future recurrent outbreaks, and transmission risk for partners. Good luck.
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