Question: Dear Doctor,
I have recently visited a doctor in Indonesia regarding a sensitive and unpleasant issues. I have developed a spot that grow bigger – it got sore and red around. During my first visit to doctor the dermatologist
said it is infection and prescribed Bactodermin cream – I first though it possible as I have been visiting a swimming pool as well as hot XXXXXXX Nevertheless after 4 days another spot developed bellowed the initial one (this is all bellow my belly button). This second spot was at first little itchy but only little bit. So on my second visit do dermatologist she said that it is viral infection and more likely herpes
– she said that test here takes long time and is very expensive – which is true so I have been taking Acyclovir
400mg three times a day plus Mefinal 500mg three times a day too. Plus I have been applying Acyclovir 5% several times a day. These medicines as I have realised are generic (thus not sure if they work – but it is what the dermatologist prescireb to me).
I have had sex three times with a girl here approximately week before this started to happen. I have used a condom. Nevertheless, my first intention was to ask you whether this really is a herpes as I was hoping that it might not be – but now I have seen the detailed picture I am less positive. Please would you confirm or suggest what to do next. I have completed the course of the medication hat is 5 days and so I dont know what to do next. As you can see for your self it is still there. It is not painful – it does itch only very little – perhaps when I put the cream on. I have a slightly enlarged gland on the left groin and some occasional abdominal pain
. I do not have a pain while urinating nor have I this anywhere else around or on the genitals. Thank you for taking time to have a look at this – I am distressed and I though it be wise to get a second opinion