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Can i get genital herpes from a handjob? i have a rash that looks like tiny red dots on the glans of my penis?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact. And "tiny red dots" doesn't suggest herpes. If you are uncircumcised, it may be balanitis -- a harmless condition.

Answered 4/23/2023

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

Chances are near 0. If there has been no sexual exposure. clean area and use OTC cortisone ointment. If not better in a few days Pl see a Urologist

Answered 1/24/2022

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Dr. Robert Trager answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If the person has active herpes, than secretions from their hands if they touch their genitals or use their saliva as a lubricant can cause herpes. Be careful who you shake hands with.

Answered 1/24/2022

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