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Itching and scar near the genitals and worried whether it is herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had scar near my genitals. It was treated by a doctor as skin problem. But now my fiancee had viral infection. We kissed a few times. Am I having herpes?
User :   Hello sir
Doctor :   can u describe the scar ?
User :   Its like a dry skin
Doctor :   and how long have u had this scar ?
User :   long back
User :   I dont remember
Doctor :   was there any sexual contact, with your fiancee?
User :   went toa doc who treated it as a skin disorder
Doctor :   how old are u? and when was this treatment taken?
User :   No.. no penetrative sex
User :   only kissing
Doctor :   ok
User :   im 28
User :   it was taken long back and I ususlly use soframysin ointment
Doctor :   this does not seem to be herpes
Doctor :   did the doc, give u any diagnosis ?
User :   No.. He just recommended the cream.. betnovate or soframycin
Doctor :   did u have small, multiple (, 4mm) painful ulcers, at the time of infection and treatment ?
User :   Not that I can remember but might be
Doctor :   i dont think you have herpes , in that case
User :   Is it possible that I have pimples when I was infected and later on they dont occur?
Doctor :   once infected, and healed, u will be having immunity
Doctor :   and only, when u become immunosuppresed, the infection can resurface,
User :   ok
User :   Im asking because my fiancee is having viral eye infection now
Doctor :   and thats MORE common in very old age, or when u are taking cancer trreatment, etc
Doctor :   thats due to other reasons and not associated to you kissing
Doctor :   thats just a coincidence, that u kissed her and she had a infection
User :   So should I go and get tested?
User :   for HSV?
Doctor :   do u have any symptoms ? like itching, ulcers, painful skin etc ?
User :   A lot if times I have itching in my groin region,,.
Doctor :   any other symptoms?
User :   The skin gets very dry in winters and dry climate
User :   but otherwise its ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i dont think there is any need for any tests for u at the moment
Doctor :   for the iching, wear hygienic cloths, maintain self hygiene
Doctor :   the itching could be due to fungal infection of the skin, so apply creams like itchguard, which may be helpful
User :   ohk
User :   thank you doctor
User :   that helped a lot
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Is soframycin skin cream ok?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   its not needed
Doctor :   since there is no bacteiral infection
Doctor :   please leave your feedback as u log out,
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   and take care
User :   take care
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