Anthony Bray, MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray, MD : I do not think your are likely to be HIV positive nor positive for hepatitis infection based on your history...
Anthony Bray, MD : The temperature norms are actually a range -- 98.6 plus minus 1.3 degrees -- so 97.3 to 99.9 is actually normal range ... You are within this range...
and the red hard pimples do you think that is just herpes
Anthony Bray, MD : It would not be a bad idea for you to have thyroid testing as hypothyroidism may cause a decrease in body temperature.
would that also cause a fungus infection in my penis gland?
Anthony Bray, MD : I recognize that you do have reason for concern as you do have STD's and the sexual relationship with prostitute would be risky behavior --- good that you used condom but still... Preferable for you to seek stable partner...
yes I am agree completely.. believe me now is my hand only... it's not worth the risk
is the hypothyroidism test painful.. I am not good with pain.
Anthony Bray, MD : No-- the fungal infection of the penis is fairly common... Are you cicumsized??
Anthony Bray, MD : if not that increases risk of fungal infection ..
Anthony Bray, MD : diabetes increases risk of fungal infection...
ok and the hard red pimples that show up every day in a different spot on my body..
you thinking just hpv/herpes? or some other std?
Anthony Bray, MD : this area though has right conditions to favor fungal infection--- dark/ moist/ warm...
i can attach photo if you want?
Anthony Bray, MD : Where are the bumps appearing??
mainly on my legs
Anthony Bray, MD : it is most difficult to diagnose skin conditions without SEEING it !! I would advise seeing your primary doctor or dermatologist with regard to the skin concerns...
Anthony Bray, MD : Yes that may be helpful ....
let me see i can do it
Anthony Bray, MD : Thighs -- are they pus filled small bumps in appearance?? Would suspect folliculitis has likely POSSIBLE cause based on report so far...
is there something I can do for folliculitis? is that related to thyroid problem?
Anthony Bray, MD : Yes -- you may wash skin with Hibiclens ( antibacterial soap = commonly used with surgeons to scrub prior to surgery) then apply Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment twice a day for two weeks... This would likely clear it up if folliculitis ---
Anthony Bray, MD : if stubborn then doctor may prescribe antibacterial topical plus oral antibiotic --- combination frequently more effective ...
Anthony Bray, MD : simply being uncircumcised is likely to contribute to you getting fungal infection ( not an STD HERE BTW)
Anthony Bray, MD : Nystatin cream twice a day applied would cure most of these infections --- usually "yeast" or Candida dermatitis -- called balanitis ...
is that for my penis?
did you see my photos of the red bumps?
Anthony Bray, MD : Yes I just now saw photos...
Anthony Bray, MD : Yes the Nystatin is for penis....
Anthony Bray, MD : the Hibiclens plus Neosporin would be for the thighs...
ok great dr. thanks so much.. I know i had lots of questions thankis
Anthony Bray, MD : the appearance looks consistent with folliculitis as strong potential --- if these itch then some type of bite would also be potential ... ? Mosquitoes/ bedbugs/ fleas as potential culprits...
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ok saw the rest of your comment thanks
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Ok great thanks.,.. How do I do that? Do I just respond to the email?
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