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Cuts on face from razor, concerned of infections, fungal infection on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   How may I assist you today?
Doctor :   I am in United States, Chicago, please proceed.
User :   I am just little bit worried like , i just visited a saloon to shave
User :   in the end he used a electronic razor to shave
User :   and i got small cuts on my face
Doctor :   I see
User :   now i am worried that i might have caught some infections
Doctor :   Let me provide you with some information and reassurance.
User :   ok plss i am really getting worried
Doctor :   The small cuts you received, they were from the blade itself on the razor?
Doctor :   Or was it from pulling of your hair?
User :   might be he used the razor little hard and my skin is very sensitive
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   Let me understand a bit about the person who did the shaving
User :   ok
Doctor :   was this at a reputable business?
Doctor :   Clean place and clean operation?
User :   yes the saloon is a good saloon, was cleanly maintained
User :   and people were also clean
Doctor :   Let me provide you again with ore reassurance
User :   did not find it shabby or unclean
Doctor :   It is highly unlikely you picked up any infection
User :   okiee
User :   but the same razor he might have used on other people also,
Doctor :   One needs a large exposure to infectious agents to pick up an infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   minor cuts on face at a saloon are very unlikely to have caused it
Doctor :   I would advise that you keep your face clea, and allow the irritation and cuts to heal
Doctor :   and they will over next couple of dasy
Doctor :   days
Doctor :   and do not worry my friend!
User :   i understand , but that electric razor would have been used on a infected person and he might have got cut and if blood was left one blade and the same blade cut my face than ????
Doctor :   That again is very unlikely
User :   sooo should i consider it 100 % safe
Doctor :   No one can give you 100% guarantee
Doctor :   If you want 100% assurance you can have an HIV screen done next week and confirm this
Doctor :   The PCR screen will give you the absolute guarantee
User :   but your heart says i am safe right ?
Doctor :   Absolutely
User :   and yes one more thing
Doctor :   sure
User :   i have small blisters on my foreskin tip , its like small dots
Doctor :   OK
User :   sometimes they cause irritation and itching
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   could be from a minor bacterial or fungal infection
User :   okkkk
User :   i was worried this is not any STDS or any stuff
Doctor :   Well,
User :   this blisters are from many days
Doctor :   Have you had any high risk exposure?
User :   and are not ready to go
User :   no i never had any high risk exposure
User :   just a blowjob with my friend
Doctor :   ok
User :   but penetration was always with protection
Doctor :   Not to worry then
User :   hey doc , tell me , does blowjob can ever cause any STDS ?
Doctor :   Possibly but very very very rare
User :   Now how to get rid of this blisters or these dots ?
Doctor :   Try 2 things
User :   okk
Doctor :   Warm soaks in bathtub
Doctor :   couple times a day
Doctor :   this will address the bacterial component
Doctor :   second: purchase over the counter clotrimazole cream
Doctor :   this will address fungal component
Doctor :   if the blisters dont go away, have your doc check them to be sure
User :   i had got it checked twice from the doc
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   What was his impression
User :   he said it happens in one human being from every 100
User :   he says its infection
Doctor :   What was his diagnosis?
User :   but if its infection its already around 2 months , this blisters are not going away
User :   but he says sometimes it takes times
User :   i am applying this cream canestene
Doctor :   OK
User :   which containts chlorophenyl
Doctor :   any results?
User :   and have also started to take this tablet diflucan fluconazole from last 2 weeks
User :   one tablet in a week
User :   it is a 150 mg tablet
Doctor :   Ohhh
Doctor :   okok
Doctor :   great
User :   but still the dots are there
Doctor :   this will tell us if this is fungal/bacterial or lastly potentially viral
User :   what you think , why is it taking a so long time to heal ?
Doctor :   difficult to say
Doctor :   small possibility it could be herpes
User :   what are the symptoms of herpes ?
Doctor :   painful rash that lasts couple of weeks and then goes away
User :   but i never got any pain
User :   it was always itching in the initial period
User :   and never got any fever
Doctor :   this goes against herpes my friend
User :   i understand , but this dots are not ready to go
Doctor :   How many days they have been there?
User :   what is your suggestion now ?
User :   around 2 months
User :   my doc says it sometimes takes time
User :   but still i want to double check it
Doctor :   It can take several months for some blisters to heal
Doctor :   if by June they persist - I would see a dermatologist
User :   so you mean to say i should continue this medications for more 2 months'and if still they dont go
User :   i should see the doc again
Doctor :   finish the pills
Doctor :   use the cream and do the soaks
Doctor :   and see him again if they dont resolve in 4 weeks
User :   ohhhhkkkk
Doctor :   I hope this has been informative and reassuring
User :   hey doc , since i had itching and not pain , so it cant be herpes right ??
Doctor :   unlikely
User :   okkk
User :   so the cream you recommend , should i use that one , or i should continue with my cream ?
Doctor :   Any more questions?
Doctor :   I would alternate and use both creams my friend
User :   ok so ill buy today clotrimazole cream also
Doctor :   How often do u use the cream now?
User :   i apply after bath and then before sleep
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   use the clotrimazole mid-day then
User :   okkk
User :   and what about the tablet?
Doctor :   it should resolve in the coming weeks
User :   fluconazole 150 is ok ?
Doctor :   yes absolutely
User :   so one tablet in a week
User :   right ?
Doctor :   how many did they give u?
Doctor :   tablets
User :   i buy every week one tablet
User :   because here in one box only one capsule it comes
User :   so every week i buy this box
User :   it is capsule and not tablet hhh
Doctor :   can yhou get 100 mg tabs?
User :   so i should ask fluconazole 100 mg tablet ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and I would take 1 per day for 10 days
User :   okkkk
User :   so before sleep i should take , like after dinner ?
Doctor :   doesnt matter
Doctor :   anytime of day is fine
User :   a capsule should be fine right ?
Doctor :   Yes my friend
User :   thanx doc
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   Anytime!
User :   and after 10 days i should stop
User :   taking tabs
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is reasonable
User :   okkk
User :   so just on your assurance doc i am not getting worried abt the razor incident
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   enjoy your day
User :   you know the razor wounds were like needle priks
Doctor :   positive thoughts
Doctor :   I am sure they looked like priks but again
Doctor :   highly unlikely to trigger infection
User :   ok thanx i got rid of my worry
User :   all thanx to u
Doctor :   you are very welsome
Doctor :   welcom
Doctor :   It looks like you have moved from the chat window
Doctor :   I will close it now.
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