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i can understand your concern
the scrotum can be red and sore this way due to extreme dryness
ok but why hasnt it cleaned up
or if you are wearing really tight clothes
it will need a lot of moisturizing to clear up for sure.
are you using any moisturizer?
ok but why does it burn to pee ?
does it burn at the urethral opening or when the urine falls on the scrotum?
opening. and its uncomfortable like inside the penis.
its possible that you might be having urinary tract infection. is the frequency of urination also increased/
not really no
i was thinking UTI too but how would i get that?
i will recommend that you drink a lot of water and orange juice as well.
uti is a common infection to get in many individuals.
ok so is there any chance this is an STD?
it does not sound like a std for sure
that is obviously my main concern...
i am saying that based on the redness of scrotum also
why is that not something that happens for stds?
uti is not always a std
in some cases it can definitely happen due to sexually transmitted infections.
I didnt think it was one.
well yeah if you have sex with someone with uti youll get it
redness and chapped appearance of the scrotum is usually not a feature of std.
but I mean what im more concerned with is Herpes because that is not curable
no it does not sound like herpes at all.
herpes presents with fluid filled blisters in groups
you dont have that
no those I would notice correct?
of course yes
you definitely would notice them.
i do get pimples on my lip though which i had one while this was happening which freaked me out
actually that may be an unrelated episode.
nothing to worry, surely not genital herpes.
ok thats good. so what would you suggest I do? what should i put on my genitals?
in case you keep getting a burning sensation when you urinate, you will need to get a prescription from your local doctor for a course of oral antibiotics.
and you need to apply a moisturizer thrice a day.
and thats for the possibility of UTI correct?
also instead of triamcinolone, pls use cortisone cream once a day.
yes, the antibiotics would be for uti.
like Cortisone 10?
yes, its a milder cream.
and try to give it breathing space at night if possible.
do you think the creams he gave me might have dried out my testicles?
cuz i know that like with my acne cream, sometimes it dries out my face and chaps it
sometimes, that can happen. thats why i would recommend a switch to a milder cream.
isnt cortisone a steroid though which would make it a strong cream?
also please avoid tight occluding pants.
well i have to wear dress pants to work
a steroid cream has different strengths.
cortisone is the mildest of all.
after work, you could possibly change into a pair of comfortable shorts.
yeah i do that...and also on the under side of my penis its red in the middle up the shaft and to the head
looks to be the same thing. you can apply cortisone cream on that as well.
so could it possibly be the inside of my penis is somewhat chapped? or is that even possible?
no, thats not possible, that doesnt happen.
ok so the burning is most likely uti?
you need to keep drinking lots of water though
yes its most likely uti
ok but one more time... from what we have talked about this isnt an std?
it doesnt sound like it right now.
but as i mentioned that a course of antibiotics for uti may be required.
my main concern is something not treatable like Herpes. I know there are stds that can be cured.
herpes is out
so how long would you say this will take given the appropriate action being taken?
in a week it should improve.
alright i will give it a try. I am seeing my doctor in a week so hopefully it will get better by then. I appreciate your time.
you are welcome.
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