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Herpes?

Last summer I had an outbreak of something on the head of my penis. It occurred 3/4 days after an encounter  with a prostitute. I suspect she got some of her saliva on the inside of the condom. Otherwise everything was "safe".

I experienced a burning sensation under the head of my penis. Mostly confined to under my foreskin. No blisters or sores. No trouble urinating. I did feel queasy, but that may have been due to bad diet and stress. I also had some muscle aches in my legs, but I was also walking alot at the time.

A doctor that saw me then suspected fungal infection. The recommended cream contained a mild steroid and mikonazol. It didn't clear the burning sensation, reddened and irritated penis.

Since then my penis hasn't really been 100%. I occasionally feel a pricking sensation on certain spots. Occasionally it feels irritated under my foreskin, but not as bad as the initial outbreak. As a result, I don't wake up with morning wood.

I have tested negative for gonorrhea, clamydia (chlamydia) and syphilis since.

What do you suspect doctor? Herpes without blisters? A stubborn fungal infection that requires other treatment? If so what would that be? Or is this just balanitis that I have to live with?

  




    


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Hello,
Thank you for your post.
I am afraid that it is very difficult to give you advice without examining you, and therefore I cannot give you a clear diagnosis.  
Your symptoms seem to be consistetn with balanitis, which could be fungal, bacterial or a skin condition.  You should possibly see a doctor with experience in this area, even perhaps a Dermatologist.  There are different treatments depending on the actual cause of the problem, including antibiotics, antifungals, etc as creams and tablets, and even steroid creams.
From the description of the symptoms, it does not seem to correlate with herpes.  However the most reliable test to exclude this would be a PCR swab of the area with symptoms.  If negative, that would exclude that possibility.
Best wishes,
Dr José
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