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Is a pus filled pimple on the scrotum sack a symptom of warts?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: I have pimple where my scrotum and penile shaft meet for the past 2 1/2 weeks. I ended up popping it and it bled with some fluid coming out. It has scabbed bed over from where I popped it but Its still kind of there, but a little smaller. The central scab is hard to touch. I'm worried about Genital herpes, or genital warts is this a possibility?


Also forgot to mention, it's slight painfuly only to touch
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like folliculitis a bacterial infection.
Don't worry it's not wart.
I treat such cases with a topical antibiotic cream like mupirocine to be applied twice daily for a week.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (13 hours later)
Ok thank you. I was concerned of genital herpes because of the scabbing and I recently had un protected sex. No pain and no cluster however. Can you completely rule it out on what you see?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Herpes presents with superficial water filled lesions which are very fragile and break to form superficial ulcer.
They never form large pustules as in your case.
Just relax its not herpes.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Is a pus filled pimple on the scrotum sack a symptom of warts?

Brief Answer: Folliculitis Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph. It is looking like folliculitis a bacterial infection. Don't worry it's not wart. I treat such cases with a topical antibiotic cream like mupirocine to be applied twice daily for a week. This should help you. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.