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dry skin

i tan a lot in the tanning salon and i have what looks like dry and flaky skin on the penis is this common or is this a symptom of a herpes outbreak? And im also confused on something if u have herpes are recurrent outbreaks going to be in the same area or will they be in different areas? Im getting different answers and now im nervous because i get small little cuts in the same area every now and then but i always thought it was from friction!
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207091 tn?1337713093
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The only way you'll know if this is herpes is to test.  Ask your doctor to culture one of these cuts, or get a type specific IgG herpes blood test.

If it comes back positive for type 1, you don't know if you have it orally or genitally, but it would at least be a start.

Aj
207091 tn?1337713093
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Oh and some people will only have outbreaks in the same spot, and others will get them in different places.

AJ
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