i am 24 never had unprotected sex but have had oral sex with 4 partners in my life.
About a month ago i shaved my genital area (stupidly) without using proper shaving cream. This resulted in red bumbs in a few places, most that still havent completely gone away.
I seem to have developed and oval shaped blister/bump on the top of my penis shaft about 1 and a half mm high and 1 mm wide.Another smaller one has also developed, it /they are red and no matter what i try i can not get it to heal the smaller one looks like its healing. I have tried zinc cream as well as aleo vera.
The main bump is quite annoying and it kinda opened up with a crack a while back but now its just red and not open.it really is kinda flat and just red, It is not sore or itchy or anything. Ive tried to dry it out but it wont dry out or fall off or anything.
I am just curious if it would have been an infection i got from shaving (razor bump that got infected) or if it could be something else such as an std, it does not look like a typical razor bump but also it wont go away and is quite unattractive,
My girlfriend i have been with when it showed up doesnt have any stds or anything so this is really boggling my mind. And it all started after i shaved the area.
From the symptoms the first possibility is definitely of ingrown hair or folliculitis. the second possibility is of herpes sores. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.
The only way of ruling it out is by getting yourself tested for genital herpes. Laboratory tests include: culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA. I sincerely advise you to consult a dermatologist and get it ruled out.
Till that time, keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
they are blister like and they have broken about 3-4 times with a crack down the the middle, but are not healing and u say herpes heal 2-4 weeks so..its been over a month and a half or longer
and it looks the same
thanks for ur help and i will be embarrased to have a doctor check um out but i will get it done eventually
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