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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I have gen. Herpes & symp appeared 5 weeks ago. Some have healed and went away. But the ones on the head of penis are still present. Will they go away ?

I have gen. Herpes & symp appeared 5 weeks ago. Some have healed and went away. But the ones on the head of penis are still present. Will they go away ?

Not without Rx: You need to see your doctor and 1) get tested for other stds as well and 2) start valacyclovir or Acyclovir tablets for the active infection to treat it. Herpes is not curable and it may recur in the future but the medication will help your body fight it so it goes dormant again. ...Read more

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Help I have a little bump on the tip of my penis under the head but when i feel it uts smooth is this herpes help?

Help I have a little bump on the tip of my penis under the head but when i feel it uts smooth is this herpes help?

Herpes Hurts: Herpes is a cluster of very painful blisters that ulcerate and leave open and raw skin to heal. This does not sound like your symptoms are herpes. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's penis has some small pimple-like around the back of his penis head. Is this a sign of herpes?

My boyfriend's penis has some small pimple-like around the back of his penis head. Is this a sign of herpes?

Herpes: Herpes usually looks like a blister or fluid filled bubble, or a red sore. It is often painful. So maybe - or it could be other infections or even just an irritated spot. Can you ask him about it? Be cautious until you are sure. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps under the head of my dick and on the back of my penis shaft is this herpes I had in protected sex 2 months ago?

I have tiny bumps under the head of my dick and on the back of my penis shaft is this herpes I had in protected sex 2  months ago?

Not herpes: This isn't herpes. Herpes causes red bumps, blisters, pimples, or open sores over 1-2 weeks. Anything that looks the same after 1-2 days is never herpes. This might not be abnormal. I'm wondering about pearly penile papules or Fordyce spots. Google both and see how the photos compare with what you have. If any doubt or you're still concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis right below head real little scared it might be herpes I'm in no discomfort can this be early signs of herpes?

I have a bump on my penis right below head real little scared it might be herpes I'm in no discomfort can this be early signs of herpes?

Genital herpes: TYpically, genital herpes is painful and usually one will have several small "bumps" or clear fluid filled vesicles. It's not impossible that what you have is herpes, but unlikely. To know for sure you would need to have a swab of the lesion sent for lab analysis. However, I think it's rather unlikely. ...Read more

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Hello. 36m. 2 weeks ago noticed reddish purplish marks on the right side of my penis head. Not herpes but don't know what it is. Have pic

Hello.  36m.  2 weeks ago noticed reddish purplish marks on the right side of my penis head.  Not herpes but don't know what it is.
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If you need to: upload a pic, you will have to do a Virtual Consult with one of our HealthTap doctors. Direct medical care and uploading of pics can't be done through this Q & A portion of Health Tap. I encourage you to take advantage of this service. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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