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i saw info online saying herpes shows up in 2-7 days is this normal? would I notice it only where contact could have been? would it travel anywhere else?
I saw your answer and it seems unlikely for any std. not worried about any that need penetration like hiv.
how far away from the vagina do herpes sores form is it possible to have any out of the thong. is the chance for herpes higher during penetrating sex and would the penis have to touch the vagina to have any transmission?
if there was a sore it was dark and I could not see. what are the chances of contracting any of these? i read they can be contracted even without a sore. do you have a percentage of chance?
i am circumsized. where the foreskin ring is has had a burning sensation on the right side of my penis since the next day after the event. It seems to be getting worse I think. no blisters i have been watching it and checking it about every hour. I will stetch out the skin to see if there are any blisters. slight redness now. my penis curves to the left and this side lays against my underware. I feel fine other than being tired and stomach a little upset from worry. I have worried about things before and it feels the same. I put neosporin on it to help with moisturization. does a burning sensation on the side of the shaft mean anything? No burning when I pee, tip of penis is normal, all other areas of irritation have gone away. where my thighs rub together are not red but feel dry not to touch but irritation. is there anything that this could be? or is this the onset of herpes. I noticed a little red hole like a hair folicle. I do not have hair this high I assume there are pores. would it hurt to touch it? would it feel numb like a cold sore? how small can the blister be? would there only be 1 tiny blister? would a herpes blister be big, or the size of the end of a stick pin or skin pore hole?
how soon can i get the screening done? can they look at my sore area?
I put neosporin on it overnight and it is feeling better still no large blisters looks like regular bumps unless microscopic blisters.
here is the informatin I revcieved from the test center
HSV 1 & 2 – IgG is the preferred test for uncovering Herpes. The herpes simplex virus gives off antibodies that this test detects. The test can determine what kind of herpes simplex virus you have, but cannot state definitively where the infection has manifested on the body. Should you be asymptomatic, the length the virus has been present in the body cannot be determined.
The HSV Types 1 & 2 – IgM test does not inform you which type of herpes simplex virus you’ve got. But it can detect the antibodies produced shortly after initial HSV contact. These antibodies show up about seven days right after contracting the virus.
so it sounds like because I had a cold sore on my mouth just before this incident the igm may indicate a recent infection but will not show what kind 1 or 2.
also the iGG is it too soon for anything to show 10 days later
I still have a faight red rash that burns when it touches my underwear on the tip of my penis. it has been around since 5-6 days after the event. the 2 spots on the side went away with the steriod cream. I went and say the dermatologist PA this week and she mentioned maybe it is syphillis. this scared me She went and asked another doctor and came back and said we do not need to test. the rash has no blisters, no pus, no open sores, no scabbing, hurts when touched, no burning during urination. what do you think this is and why is it not going away the pa gave me hydrocortizone 2.5% and said only use twice a day. she thought the other steriod cream may be too harsh. how can I make this go away faster and does this a possible sign for any other std
it is irritated when it rubs against my pants otherwise no. if it is just sitting out no pain or itching. If you see to the right side of the urethra opening there are raised red areas. that is what gets irritated. in the morning it is less red and latter becomes a little more red.
I cant let it hang in my underware because it irritates it and then hurts. I have to pull my underwear tight and then it is better. after a lot of walking it hurts some. if I sit for a while it is better but it has been 4 and 1/2 weeks.
the first medicine was mometasone furoate cream 1% that is what the dermatologist pa though may be irritating it. I was putting it on 3-4 times a day to make it feel better. I think it is lightening up a bit from when this first started but I had no pics then so nothing to compare to.
what you put vasoline on it in between times or just let it breathe.
does it look like a yeast infection? and what do those feel like?
also why would the dermatologist pa have thought syphillis and then when she talked to someone else changed her mind. is there something I am missing?
Yeast infections can present in various ways and any eczematous area on the penis, needs to be treated for yeast infections as well. This can present with exactly the same symptoms as you have. I really don't know why your dermatologist thought you had syphilis!!
Yes, you should still put on vaseline in between times.
will there be other signs to look for to see if it is exzema?
Do any std rashes stick around for this long with no blood, ooze, or crust?
I read that if it is bacterial the antifungal can make it worse. is a bacterial infection common in this area and what does it look like? do you see in the last picture how the red marks run front to back in a line? it looks like the normal ridges and curves of the skin but can those lines be scabies? I am not sure what they look like or how they react.
this is the longest something has taken to heal that wasnt a bone so I am confused on what to look for and it is hard to see any progress at this pace.
I don't see any need for a STD screen given that you did not have any direct sexual exposure
I am not sure what caused this.However there are hundreds of skin diseases that come and go and we are not able to identify a cause, everytime.
will anxiety cause this to get worse. I am getting about 4 -5 hours of sleep at night max. I am constantly tired and worried. my head hurts constantly. it makes me feel a little light headed. I have to take a deep breath every once in a while to feel right. I have a hard time concentrating on things other than this. I am constantly thirsty and dont feel like eating. I read anxiety can cause rashes, but the rash is causing anxiety. Do you have a recomendation of what to do and can anxiety cause a rash?
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