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What causes red sores on penis shaft? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Apr-2014
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User:Hello have you red Stingy sore on the base of my penis shaft. Both of which I popped and clear fluid came out but it refilled .This is the second one in a month I had the first swabbed at the gum clinic no call back so not herpes the nurse said sebaceous cysts.
I have a fairly new partner and she has nothing like this .....

Would the nurse be correct in her diagnosis? I did have a boil which I popped on my neck may I have spread the bacteria ?
Doctor:Hi,
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:Will you be able to send a picture of this lesion to me?
User:Hello
User:How
Doctor:If yes you can upload the picture using this site's uploader.
User:Where is that
Doctor:It should be there on this chat page.
Doctor:Are you be able to find it?
User:Upload new report
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:That's the one.
Doctor:You can upload pictures too.
User:Sent bit embarrassing send pictures like that
User:Do u have it?
Doctor:Yes.
Doctor:I was able to view the lesion. As this is confidential you need not be worrie.
User:What is it
Doctor:I am not convinced that this lesion is a herpes lesion.
User:My kids have that viral thing that being with m that I can't spell 😃
Doctor:And as it appears very small and inflammed, it appears to be an inflammed cyst/gland - either sebaceous cyst or folliculitis.
User:Could it be that
Doctor:As there are no punctum visible here, it doesn't seem to be molluscum to me.
User:Could rough sex cause this ?
Doctor:I would suggest you to use a topical antiseptic cream on this lesion.
User:I've been using tea tree and which XXXXXXX cream
User:Right question number 2
Doctor:I am not very well aware of potentials of herbal supplements, but if I were to be your treating doctor, I would use topical antiseptics. Neosporin which is available over the counter will do.
Doctor:Friction and rough sex can be an associated cause;
Doctor:however since it is recurring, it needs to be addressed.
Doctor:Try neosporin and keep the area clean and dry.
Doctor:If it starts to spread and ooze, see your doctor who can repeat the swab test.
User:But nothing to worry about especially as herpes swab came back negative
User:I'm at work in Saudi. Do u know what this would be called there the treatment I mean ....
User:For a long time I have been experiencing like something falling off my head onto my face.. I sometimes have little hard minuscule grains ... Not any more itchy than normal some times feel like I'm walking into a spiders Webb .. I was checked over for scabies and nits several times as I feared the worse.. No one around me has any symptoms like this also... I have had my gall bladder removed.. And have had pitasirus.... I do also have very very dry skin
Doctor:There is too much redness around this spot which is something not very usually seen with herpes lesion (unless it has secondary infection).
Doctor:Since the swab test was already conducted, I wouldn't be worried about herpes now.
User:Ok please see my second question
User:The leasion had just been popped befor taking pic
User:Also I am extremely hairy
Doctor:Oh; do not pop again.
User:Ok
Doctor:Its is likely that your hair follicle is involved leading to folliculitis.
Doctor:Use the antiseptic and see how it responds.
User:Ok did you see my 2nd question
Doctor:And about your second question, which areas of the body / face do you have those sensations?
User:Scalp neck beard
User:Feels like something falling from head onto face
User:And like I walked into a spiders web on my face
Doctor:Do you see white flaky lesions?
User:No nit really
Doctor:Do you have dandruff issues?
User:My go can't see anything at all .... I do have very dry skin all over
Doctor:Ok
User:Gp I mean
Doctor:Based on your description, the only close related possibility that I can think of is seborrhea.
User:Is that not a mite
Doctor:No, it isn't a mite infection.
Doctor:It is caused by same factors that causes dandruff issues of scalp.
Doctor:Here small to large dandruff flakes cause itching and sometimes redness
User:No redness tho
Doctor:Scalp, nape of the neck, beard, mustache, eyebrows and chin are the commonly affected areas.
Doctor:Redness is seen if there is associated dermatitis.
User:Ok what should I treat with
Doctor:Since you have no redness you need not be concerned.
User:I already use anti dandruff shampoo.... It is irrataiting tho
Doctor:Before you step into the treatment, the next time you notice this problem
Doctor:visit a dermatologist to make sure it is indeed what I said.
User:It's constant
User:I live in uk could take moths for an appointment
Doctor:If a dermatologist appointment is not feasible, discuss about seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis with your GP.
Doctor:If they feel it, then antifungal cream such as ketoconazole can help you.
Doctor:I hope I answered all your questions.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me.
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