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A 43-year-old male asked:

Herpes? i have several red spots on the penis head, foreskin is a bit inflamed, some discomfort. red spots have been there for over two weeks now, no fluid just red sores. noticed it first after sex?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
From your description, almost certainly not herpes. If you are uncircumcised, probably balanitis -- the medical name for inflammation under the foreskin. Some balanitis is due to yeast, others various bacteria, and others "nonspecific". Likely it will clear up with hygience, -- retract foreskin and wash with soap & water a couple times a day. See a doctor if that doesn't work.
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