The symptoms described above went away but reappeared on the 5th of January. Red, patchy rash at base of penis but does not proceed much further up the shaft from the hairline.
The rash is occasionally itchy, but there are no raised bumps and on neither occasions have the red marks formed blisters or resulted in open skin. What is this?
best to be seen while you have symptoms for a proper evaluation.
getting tested for std's on the day you last had sex was inaccurate for every single std you were tested for.
Hi yes, im aware the results would have been inaccurate for those two encounters, i was being tested on that date as part of my 6 monthly check up, i have recently decided to do.
I wore protection on both those exposures and both partners assured me they had been checked and did not have stds.
The rash i have had both now and immediately after sex on the 17th of november.. is red and patchy. on neither occasions has it formed into small blisters or burst, which is what i understand happens with a herpes rash, i was wondering if this is always the case with herpes or is it possible to have a rash which does not progress to individual blisters that burst.
Also i applied e45 cream yesterday and the itching immediately desisted and today the rash is less prominent. the redness has faded and the skin looks like it is dry and cracking slightly. I will be going to my GUM clinic on monday if the symptoms are still there for inspection, but do you have any thoughts?
Thanks for your advice!
could be a fungal infection, a bacterial infection or herpes though if you've had the rash non-stop since november, it's definitely not herpes causing it. herpes symptoms would come and go with clear periods of no symptoms in between.
no i had it for a few days at the end of november and then again now, its not spots its one consistent patch, about 2cm long, 1 cm wide...still itchy occasionally but simply looks like scaly dry skin...hasnt formed blisters or opened at all in fact.
bit worried that it has come and gone though....
thanks very much grace!
forgot to add i have extremely dry skin on my face right now too. especially around my eyes and the my hairline across my forehead. no idea if this is relevant or not!
odds are this is a fungal infection not herpes but be seen today or tomorrow for a proper exam and diagnosis.