I been paranoid and reading everything I can find on the internet about my symptoms and came across candidiasis, is this a possibility. I really feel this cam from my protected sexual experience, and it looks like this it the only other possibility outside of herpes.
nothing about this sounds like herpes going on.
jock itch aka fungal infections of the genitals are very common. You need to continue using the antifungal for a full week after symptoms disappear, not just 5 days.
OK Grace thank you very much for your answer
Some info on the web suggests some herpes carriers can feel sick and have burning in the crotch area and that can be their only symptoms, that really scared me (and as I can see it scares a lot of other people too). But maybe I was reading about not primary episodes.
I was not aware that I should use the jock itch cream for that long. I thought jock itch/fungus usually does not affect the scrotum, so I was not aware that is common either.
So for a quick update I thought it might be that Candida so I started the diet and I started by putting garlic through the mincer, I ate a spoonful then took another spoonful and rubbed it on my scrotum, then I ate other stuff according to the diet. The burning sensation was gone by night time, and I woke up today and it still does not burn. I'm not sure if this is just a coincidence. Right now I have no burn, a dark red wrinkled (inflamed) scrotum, and the skin pores/glands seem raised and it still looks dry even though I applied a bland moisturizer this morning.
Do you think I should stick with the diet? If this is a yeast infection (Candida) I read it might be good to use Monistat externally (even on male yeast infections)? So do you think it might be yeast, should I get more Lamisil (I used it all in 5 days) or switch to the Monistat?
I know it gets confusing when you do a lot of reading, sometimes the best thing to do is to stop reading everything on herpes you can find even!
yes, fungal infections on the scrotum are common. the boys sweat and get infected just like the nooks and crannies down yonder!
the lamisil is just fine. don't use it in combination with the garlic though. Even though garlic can help with topical yeast infections, it takes a long time to do so and it can be irritating to your skin. it's always a good thing to avoid sugars which I assume is most of the yeast diet but at this point, changing your diet isn't going to help with this going away faster.
OK Grace, your the best, appreciate your help
Your right, I need to stop feeding my paranoia and reading everything possible on herpes. I find it really strange how the burning feeling is off an on. A couple weeks ago it was there, then gone, then back again, two nights ago felt great, woke up back to awful, then end of the day yesterday it felt fine (seemed as if eating the garlic killed the burn, coincidence I'm sure), and it feels fine up until now. Looks a little red, wrinkly and dry, but I understand that could remain there a while from the irritation. I'm just relieved it doesn't feel like my scrotum is on fire for now.
You have been a a big help, please let me know if there is a way in which I can return the favor.
Just curious what was the outcome of your situation. I'm going thru something similar?
Hi I'm really worried that I might have herpes! I had sex with a sex worker about 5 weeks ago I wore a condom. She also gave me oral with a condom on. She locked my balls for a few seconds ! About 24 hours after I started to feel really itchy on my penis and also had cold/flu symptoms for that went away with in Afew hours. I taught nothing of it at the time. I'm now on week 5 and I'm it's very itchy and inflammed also a kind of stinging feeling when my testicals run of my boxers ! There's no really signs on blister there was one kind of lesion on my public area which was kind of hard to make out then disappeared with in a day or 2 no fluid or anything like that ! Also my anus is itchy ! I'm so worried about this and have been in bed depressed the past week. I'm going to a clinic soon when I get the time of work but I heard u have to wait 3 months for a herpes blood test. Thanks for listening and please get back to me ! :(
Congratulations on using a condom for your encounter. Your odds of contracting hsv from this exposure is incredibly small. Combine that with nothing you describe says hsv at all.
You can test at 8 weeks and this will be a very good indicator. Twelve weeks is conclusive.
Could I have contracted hsv 1 from when she licked my balls ! Or could I have contracted hsv 2 on my testicals because there not protected and she was a sex worker ! I'm having all the typical symptoms the past 2 weeks headaches sore lower back red rash itchy and burning testicals and public area. There was also one kind of red scab that was in my pubic region for a day and then went there was no blister. I just think it's wired the way this is all happening after an encounter with a sex worker ?
Btw thanks for your reply