How long does a herpes lesion take to heal?
May I asked how Long does it take for a Herpes lension to go away after a patient took the Oral anti viral medication with cream.
How to tell if a Herpes lension is in the healing process. What does it look like virtually?
I have a lension or blister on the shaft of my penis head. It does not go away even though I took my medication. At the start the lension is like a small bump and is White Color. As the days goes by it become flatten.
I noticed that when it was in contacted with water or when it is moisten it is white in Color. When it is dry it is not so visible in white .
No pain medication as observered. I have two doctor telling me two different things .
Doctor A : said I have herpes -1 (test was via blood test)
He prescribed me with anti viral drug and cream for 10days
Doctor B: said I do not have herpes. ( he did a swab test for me)
If it is herpes right. Why the spot does not disappear after I took the medication for 10days. The only diff I saw was it is not as bumpy. No pain was observered throughout.
Herpes should resolve in 10 days of taking medication,
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A minor outbreak of herpes usually resolves in 10 days after taking the antiviral medication.
A herpetic lesion presents as a grouped fluid filled blisters which break to form superficial painful erosions which heal in 10-12 days.
In case of healing lesion the new skin starts grow on the ulcer.
According to your complaints it doesn't seem to be herpes as herpes usually presents with painful ulcers and erosions and they are usually multiple in number instead of a single lesion and it should disappear after taking the antiviral medication.
I would like to seek your advise again. I actually went back to the first doctor to let him checked again he told me that he still felt it is herpes. Now he said it is in the healing stage. Hence I noticed a scar there.
It is a small white round spot (flat) on the shaft of the penis. I am quite in a unbelievable state that I contacted herpes-1. How could it be when I did not had sexual intercourse or oral to be contacted.
Just for your references; there are no pain Nor does it burst throughout my complain.
May I asked how does a herpes scar look like to you. Is it a flatten white spot? Do you also agree it is herpes
Doesn't feel it is herpes
I don't think it is herpes.
Herpes at this site is usually sexually contracted although rarely contact with infected fomites used by some other person and then touching your penile area can transfer the infection.
A herpetic scar usually looks like a hypopigmented and slightly atrophic in nature.
Scar usually takes 5-6 months to disappear
A herpetic scar usually takes around 5-6 months to disappear.
In some cases it can last longer but it won't cause any problem.
It is nothing serious.
Can I asked. I discovered that it might be because of the shower cream that I used that might caused this.
The one that I am using is Dettol honey shower cream. I changed to Simple moisturising Cream now. The reason for the change is because I noticed on my arms it starts to dry out and the skin was peeling .
After changes to another brand, the white spot became smaller not so noticeable.
Do you think that Dettol shower cream can caused this. Thank you for being so patient with me . I really appreciate your professional advise.
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