Continuously irritation, pain & burning sensation below foreskin. STD? - Online Doctor Chats
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I had some issue which I think would be good to be discussed with a male doctor
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for last few days i am continuously getting irritation , pain & burning sensation below foreskin.
Has it become excessively red?
Just to give you some back ground, I had possible genital herpes infection occured @ 1.6 years back. I never got sores and had done blood testing in two labs and one lab says no infection and other said on border level
Herpes is known to recur
I went to skin specialist and he started treating me for Herpes, I am getting this issues time and again.
Actually, the virus goes and lodges in one of the cluster of the neurons
Whenever the immunity goes down, or in some other triggers
It gets reactivated
OK, In the mean time I had hydroseal in both testis and pain in right testis travelling to lower back, went to UTI speceliast and he told me I have got falrasis
Yes, Yesterday i went to the same doctor who is treating me for last 1.6 years and he told me that although there are no visible sytmptoms but it can be herpes. Then I went to a skin and VD specialist in Pune who is practicing for 33 years and seems to be good docotr. When he checked me he told me that he dont think it is herpes, it may be a fungal infetion
So i am confused, about the issue. Can you pl. guide.
yes what do you think I should do
The fact that it is recurring, does point towards herpes
But herpes commonly causes small ulcers in the genital region
Infact i never had it which can be atleast seen by naked eyes. Few days back I got a small red sore on penis head but it disappered in 1 hour no pain, tingling or burning. This is first time it has happened.
The only conclusive proof is by testing
what testing ?
There are certain investigations like polymerase chain reaction, virus culture
in the secretion
Can I ask you a personal question, if you dont mind?
As i said earlier I did blood test for HSV at two different labs, one says not reactive and other says on borderline
did you have unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who was possibly infected
i was under influence of alchol
got HIV tri dot test done for 4 times in last 1 .3 years all negative
Then its unlikely that you have herpes
are tri dot tests conclusive?
This is a rapid antibody test which is quite conclusive
Ok i had it at an interval of @3 months each
The massage was body to body massage, can it give me herpes?
The virus is present in the secretions
That need to enter a damaged mucosa
So i am totally confused and facing this issue for last few months, done know what to do ?
I think you can do the following
Take the treatment for the fungal infection
MAintain local hygeine
And totally avoid unprotected exposure
candida is a likely possibility in your case
and candida also recurs
I have been trying all sort of local medicines it gives me relief for few days and again the problem reoccures
Most over the counter things have an anti-fungal in them
I have used anti-bactrieal, anti-viral, anti fungal till day
dont use any drugs without a prescription
My wife also went to gyenoglogist today and get full inspection, she dont have any infection
It is possible that you have candidiasis
You would need both a topical and oral anti-fungal
Did you get the tests done before that episode?
Yes when I went to Dubai for employement
@ 4 years back
and when was this episode?
Its extremely unlikely that you contracted HIV from such an exposure
But if you still want to be reassured, get a test done
No Episode, it was routine pre employement test . I believe HIV is only transmitted by unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse/ blood tranfussion only
No, when you got that massage
thats what I am talking about
Thats exactly what I am saying
That it is extremely unlikely that you contracted HIV from that massage/handjob
HIV testing is not required
But if you still wanna be reassured, get a test done
I know I have never done any thing unsafe which can put me in this position
I agree with you
Did you ask your physician why did he recommend HIV tests?
He said just like that.. beause the redness is reccuring. Can I ask you one ?, what do you think about blowjob and HIV, I have been reading lot of contridictory information on net
Although it is theoretically possible
Considering the virus is present in the saliva
but a lesion needs to be present on the penis
and that lady needs to be HIV positive
Do u knw a case where the infection has occured due to blowjob
cases have been known to occur
ok , just asked as had this query.
The risk is very small
but it does exist
so what do I do now, contunieue treatment with the doc who is experienced and had give me anit-fungal ointment to apply for 30 days.
and maintain hygeine
Keep it absolutely clean aand dry
And take a nutritious diet
Ya i clean the area and below forskin every day with warm water and soap
Have you been screened for diabetes?
Yes i had seen my sugar level @ 6 months back, normal
then we're good
take the anti-fungal
But if my wife dont have infection and I have not done any intercourse outside then how can i get fungal or bactrial infection
Its not transmitted sexually
It can happen to anyone at any time
Its seen more in diabetics
thats why I asked you
can it reoccur time and again as I get relief some time and then again the problem starts
But Effective treatment does help considerably
but local hygeine is the most important in the long run
What diet do you recommend to prevent this ?
take a well balanced diet
preferably XXXXXXX in proteins
like dal, rajma, chicken, fish, egg
all this helps build immunity
Any medicien you recommend to boost my immunity and get releif from this recurring issues
its not required
Pl. dont mis understand me, It is not my habit to do thing outside, some mistakes made
as long as you take adequate precautions the next time
It can be XXXXXXX
no i am not doing it next time
both for you and your wife
dont worry about the fungal infection
It'll be ok soon
Ok , Just a last ?.... what is the possibilly of HIV transmisison in protected blowjob?
Thanks for your valuable advise and time
If you are that worried, get yourself tested and get it over with
I would continue with the treatment
Bye and take care
Thanks for consulting me
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