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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hello
User :   How are you?
User :   I am from Toronto, Canada. I did grew up in India.
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   I met my usual doctor today and I was thinking of getting a second opinion for my problem.
User :   I have red spots on my penis and I noticed them yesterday night.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   Its on the head of my penis. I am very worried that it might be genital Herpes.
User :   I am 31
Doctor :   since when you noticed it ?
User :   But my doctor today said that he doesnt think its herpes and thinks its excema
User :   I noticed it last night for thr first time and it has been 14 hours now.
User :   Is there a way over chat where I can show you the photo or send an email with the attached photos?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you can email
Doctor :   what did your physician said ?
User :   my physician said he doesnt think its herpes
Doctor :   did you had any unprotected intercourse ?
User :   I did on Sunday. With my girl friend. I know her for a month now. She has had only one secual partner before.
Doctor :   does she has any symptoms ?
Doctor :   are the red spots itchy ?
User :   She told me she never has seen pimples/sores in her genital area in the last month. She had sec one time with her ex and she also did oral one time.
User :   No my red spots are not itchy. I just send you the photographs.
Doctor :   ok i look into them
Doctor :   have you been taking any medications ?
User :   no.
User :   I did want to add that when I had sex last sunday I did not wash my penis right after it.
Doctor :   that does not matter dont worry
Doctor :   now from what i can tell you is that you mostly have a fungal infection
Doctor :   herpes will not present like this
Doctor :   were any tests done by the physician ?
User :   No he just had a look.
User :   Should I go for blood test?
Doctor :   yes you should and this is for your own satisfaction i am seeing at the pics now
Doctor :   and it does not look like herpes
User :   Okay I will go for test today evenign.
User :   My doctor has recommended a Hydrocortisone Cream Hydrocortisone acetata cream 0.5%). Is it okay to put it on the head of the penis? Is it okay to wear underwear after applying that cream?
Doctor :   wear lose underwear
Doctor :   and yes its ok to apply it
Doctor :   it looks more like a irritation
User :   oh okay. Thanks. I was really scared since last night. I will go for a blood test today evening.
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   Any suggestion for food etc?
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   Also is it okay to wash the area with babysoap?
User :   before applying the cream
Doctor :   well just eat healthy and you can wash it with mild soap
Doctor :   there is no harm
User :   Thanks a lot. Your advice was really helpful.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   Thanks a lot Dr Oberoi.
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye bye
User :   bye
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