'm 26 yrs old, male, and very worried. Two weeks ago, I had intercourse with someone I didn't know well. A week later I had three pimple like things which were red in color, and when the skin came off, it bleeded. A few days later, a few white-color-filled tiny blisters appears in two or three different areas on the penis, each looking like a cluster of very small white blisters. Having researched it, it seemed like the incurable genital herpes, which had me very worried.
I visit a dermatologist quickly, and he had 1 look, for about 5 seconds, and immediately mentioned the word herpes and prescribed the antivirus tablets and creams. I was worried that he took only a quick look, and maybe judged me, since I told him I had sex with a stranger 2 weeks ago.
The next day, I visited another dermatologist, who understood how worried and concerned I was. He took a good long look, under the light, and properly did the visual inspection bit. He asked if I applied anything on my own? I said yes, before the white blisters appeared, I applied betazol cream on the 3 hard red pimple-like things just incase (betazol is a cream for skin fungus). He said he believed it was very UNlikely to be herpes, and is more like an irritation possibly from the betazol (even though all the clustered white blisters make one think its herpes). He prescribed some irritation cream, and anitbiotics. It was the biggest relief in my life - until a few minutes later, when I thought to myself he might be the wrong one, even though he had a better look than the 1st doctor.
I initially planned to take a blood test but I am told I need to wait a while to ensure it detects it, if its there - also, I'm told that it will never prove if what I have is herpes, because many people might already have the herpes strains in their blood.
I've taken some pictures, and I would like to ask someone who has good experience with knowing what genital herpes might look like for different people. Can someone please help me and let me know who I can ask, and if any experts can have a look could you please comment. I'm hoping a genital herpes expert / dermatologist could, hopefully, confirm it might indeed be a skin irritation as the 2nd dermatologist said?
Here are the 11 pictures:
Warning: Male genital areas visible.
Many many thanks.