Hi since your penis was covered any symptoms your having on the head or shaft are not related to any std including herpes as needs direct skin contact to spread.
Is that right? I though that symptoms could show up anywhere?
Yes but not in the beginning. First time outbreaks only appear at point of first time contact skin area and since it was covered none of your symptoms are std related.
Ok, just seems to be contradicting information on the web. Guess I will know one way or another once the results come back.
Nothing contradicts this information. First time outbreaks only occur at point of contact but recurrent can occur anywhere below the boxer short area. Your concerned about a recent herpes infection so these are the undisputed facts that your penis was covered so its impossible to get herpes like that.
Life360, what do you think this could be then?
If the head of your penis has an irritation after using a condom it could be a reation to the lube or spermacides inside. It could also throw off your skins pH causing a fungal infection. You need to see a professional about this.
Thanks. I guess this is where the issue lies in that either my GP is 100% sure that it isn't Herp or I am just doubting of the advice. As you say, if the 'primary outbreak' which didn't actually l involve blisters, occurred on thenpenis head and ive had no real symptoms on the area what was uncovered, it's unlikely this can be Herpes. Guess I just need to tell myself this and get out of my own head!