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What does a cluster of white sores on anus indicate?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: what is this and how do i get rid of it?its white sores on my anus.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
I request you to kindly upload a few clear images of the affected area so that I am able to guide you better.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
STDs - herpes simplex virus infection and HPV

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.

I have viewed the image.

I can see a cluster of sores on one side of anal margin along with a fleshy growth.

Seems like the sores are those of herpes simplex virus infection (HSV) and the growth seems like a HPV wart. Both of thee are STDs. Therefore, you must screen for all STDs including HIV.

For herpes I would suggest an oral antiviral e.g either Valacyclovir or Acyclovir whereas the wart can be either frozen with liquid nitrogen or you may use podophyllin cream for it.

These are prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.

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