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What are these sores on the base of my penis?

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What are these sores on the base of my penis? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3gsb28z7d7opqbf/AACx9x50zKb1VMbv52WmqTTva?dl=0
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

This seems likely to be genital herpes particularly if you have been having unprotected sex.

I would, therefore, recommend that you be seen and tested and after diagnosis of herpes you will likely require a course of an antiviral medication rather than neosporin which does not help in herpes.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Kind regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
From everything I have read, that is not a normal location for herpes to present itself. Is that false?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Herpes can happen in this location even though it is not the most common location but the rash is characteristic of herpes.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Kind regards