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DrThomasMd, Internist/homeopath
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I'm having an issue determining what exactly I have going

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Hey. I'm having an issue determining what exactly I have going on. It's an irritation on my penis. There is a big red irritation on my scrotum leading half way up my shaft and then red spots that stagger above it. Some spots are starting to scab. Not sure if herpes.. yeast infection.. possibly balantitis. Don't know. Hope you can help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Painful blisters that break open and scab are typical of herpes.

red irritation that is spreading is more typical of fungal.

You will need an exam. Herpes needs a swab test to diagnose.

I can also look at a picture right here.

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