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Is a small pus filled pimple on the penis a symptom of herpes?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: 25 yrs ago, I married a woman with herpes, Ive never had any symptoms. Recently I developed a pimple-like spot on my penis, small pimple with white head, painful to pop and seems more like a pimple, but I'm worried. Am planning a weekend trip and would like to have sex, please advise.

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of genital herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist and venereologist).

I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern. I have reviewed the image. I can see an eroded area on glans.

Clinically this looks and could very well be genital herpes considering that your partner is hsv positive. A blood test for Hsv antibodies would be confirmatory.

I suggest you to take an oral antiviral e.g valacyclovir 1gm twice a day for 5 days. Topically you may use an antibacterial e.g mupirocin or neosporin ointment.

Regards
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