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Query about boils recurring on penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
please i keep having this boil-like rash appearing at the base of my pennis cork and it later get burst and becomes a sow which takes some days to heal and then re-occur again after a week . i thought it was herpes and i treated herpes but its still happening
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   for about 5months now
User :   it comes and go
User :   it actually started when i started having cuts on my pennis during sex with my girlfriend
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you been examined by a doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are the boils single in number or do they occur in clusters?
User :   they are mostly single when it occurs . at the worst , sometimes its just 2
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i live in dubai and thats the reason i have not seen the doctor until i travel back to europe. its a muslim country and you could get into alot of trouble just having a problem like this and going to the hospital
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It' s hard to predict the nature of the illness and the cause without a physical examination. but based on your description,
Doctor :   it's probably an infective lesion - viral or Herpes.
Doctor :   The symptoms are more suggesting a Herpes infection.
Doctor :   As this a chronic condition, you will need anti Herpes medication when ever such lesions appear.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to send me the photograph of the lesion if possible
User :   i just did 3 weeks ago and its appeared 2 days ago
Doctor :   This will aid me to be more specific in diagnosing the lesion.
Doctor :   An absolute cure, if it's an herpes infection may not be possible.
Doctor :   You will need the medications as and when the lesions appear.
Doctor :   Apart from using the antiviral medications, other measures to prevent bacterial infection
User :   ok right now the boil is off and its a sow so should i still send the picture ? and i am currently applying acyclovir cream
Doctor :   such as avoiding handling the lesions with bare hands is necessary.
User :   k
Doctor :   If you are off the boil, then sending the picture will not help much.
Doctor :   Continue the use of antiviral measures.
Doctor :   See a doctor whenever feasible for physical examination.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Discontinuation of the medication will be suggested after ruling out herpes(that can be done by test).
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thats just my problem and its really troubling me
Doctor :   Have you followed with my suggestions?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I can assist you with?
User :   no nothing else
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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