Reddish itchy bump on the penis. No fever, blistering. Herpes?
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Your symptoms are most likely due to genital mucosal irritation or allergy due to rubbing or a mild fungal or bacterial infection.
Herpes in unlikely in your case since the lesions in herpes are usually fluid filled vesicles to start with, however small they might be and they are painful, if burst they might show erosion.
But nevertheless, it is best to consult your doctor if the lesions persist for more than a week.
The doctor after a thorough examination can confirm the diagnosis and start appropriate local antifungal applicants or antibiotics, if needed.
Meanwhile, if it’s just a mucosal irritation or abrasion, it will heal on its own and you just have to ensure that adequate genital hygiene is maintained and keep the area as dry as possible and avoid scratching or rubbing it.
If you develop any new symptom like pus discharge, or pain or burning during urination or fever, please seek prompt consultation.
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You might experience itching during healing phase of any lesion, especially during dry and cold conditions. Such itching may resolve on its own once the lesion heals completely.
For temporary relief, you can take Tablet cetrizine 10 mg once daily and apply calamine lotion locally on that area. Applying a moisturizer would also help if you are currently experiencing any dryness.
If itching persists for more than a week, do consult your doctor for ruling out a fungal infection.
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The conditions like fungal or atypical bacterial infection might be possible if itching and redness persist. If there are no lesions (only itching) still fungal infection should be ruled out or a trial of local antifungal dusting powder containing clotrimazole (candid) or ketoconazole (keto) might be prescribed for local application to inner thighs and perineum.
So, do consult your doctor for the same if required.
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