Is the cut by the side of penis a herpes infection?

Q. Is the cut by the side of penis a herpes infection?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 24, 2018 and last reviewed on: Nov 10, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have a cut by the side of my penis and I do not know where it came from. I found when there was a little pain there. I was wondering if this is herpes. I last got oral sex a few months ago.

Please help.



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This is not herpes. This is just irritation induced cuts (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to use Abzorb (Clotrimazole) powder two times a day for a week. Keep the area dry. Also, please upload a clear picture of the same.

I hope this helps.

Thank you doctor,

So, it is not herpes? Because I was getting worried thinking it is an outbreak. Plus do you know what these spots on the bottom half of thigh are?

Please answer.



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I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Herpes will have vesicles or fluid-filled small blisters or small rounded ulcers but not as a cut. This is a typical site for irritation dermatitis and cuts. Regarding your other picture, it is a fungal infection which is quite common. So you apply Abzorb powder there as well. If there is no relief after a week, then you need to apply some other antifungal like Terbinafine ointment twice a day.

I hope this helps.

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