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Acyclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat the outbreaks of cold sores, shingles, and chickenpox. It does not cure these diseases but just decreases the severity and length of such lesions.

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I am experiencing painful urination after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex two weeks ago. From the last two days, I am having pain and irritation while urinating. I took four tablets of Azithromycin 250 mg, three days ago. Then I took Doxycycline 100 mg, a day back. I do not have pain during urination now. But, I have three blisters or r...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your clinical lesions are in favor of genital herpes. This is a viral infection, which is sexually transmitted. Candid B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) is an antifungal with steroid, a...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pain in my penis with blisters and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I got blisters, itching, and pain in my penis seven months back. It recurred again and again for almost 12 months. So my doctor did herpes simplex (HSV) IgG and IgM tests. All my results came negative. But he gave me Acyclovir 400. What does it mean? Do I suffer from genital herpes?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and 2 IgM (immunoglobulin M) and IgG (immunoglobulin G) can show negative results even while having herpes. You can repeat the test again. It can come back positive now. Herpes is known for its recurrence. But it is not a dreadful disease. It...  Read Full »

I have blisters on my penis after masturbating. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have blisters on the head of my penis due to masturbation without proper lubricant. I thought that it would heal by itself in a few days but now the blister popped and the skin is very tender and hurts to the touch. Also, another blister of sort, developed on the tip. It cannot be an...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few conditions which cause painful blisters even without a sexual contact, like genital herpes, primary syphilis, impetigo among others. Please provide more details: Are these blisters painful or painless? Is there a discharge that you noticed? Is ...  Read Full »

Is it alright to stop medications on the fifth day of shingles?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a doctor for a pain in the abdomen. After a few days, pimple-like blisters appeared on the center left stomach and center lower back. I went to the doctor again on day-2 of blisters and it was already fluid-filled. The doctor prescribed Acyclovir 800 mg five per day for seven...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Completing the prescribed course of medication during an active infection will reduce the chances and increases the gap between the episodes. As the age goes on, and when there is low immunity, there are chances of reactivation of shingles again. It entirely depends ...  Read Full »

What causes bumps on my penis without any symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a bunch of bumps on my dick. I think it is because I jerk off a lot but I am not exactly sure what it is. I have no discomfort, no itching, no discharge. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you having any pain or burning sensation? These lesions look like herpes simplex virus infection. It may cause lesions on face and genitals also. Use Acivir cream (Acyclovir), and tablet Acivir 400 mg thrice a day for five days. If symptoms are not improved, pleas...  Read Full »

I am getting repeated rashes after sexual intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I got rashes on my glans penis after sex with my wife. I have consulted a doctor and he suggested to use Zovirax 200 mg four times a day for one week, thinking that it is herpes. But, I think it is not. I have used it but no improvement at all. The rashes getting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to send more clear photographs for better diagnosis. Also send the photograph of the lesion before taking Zovirax (Acyclovir)  Read Full »

I developed rashes after sexual intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got red rashes on my corona. I have done unprotected sex 15 days before and my girlfriend is saying that she is still a virgin because we have not done intercourse properly. I just inserted and took out my penis.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is herpes genitalis which is an STD (sexually transmitted disease).You need to take oral antiviral medications. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medi...  Read Full »

I have a painful bump near my nose. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tender bump on the side of my nose, which is slowly getting bigger. It is on the right side of the bridge of my nose, and it is hot to touch. It does not look red, but it is extremely painful. My eyes and forehead also hurt and is causing a very painful headache. I have chroni...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post, but it would have been better if you had posted a photograph of the lesion. There are three possibilities: Herpes zoster of the ophthalmic division of trigeminal nerve. This one is a problem because it may affect the eye, so it needs to be...  Read Full »

Why does my perineal area burn while urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman. My perineal area burns if my urine touches this area while I urinate. Having sex is also very painful. Should I be concerned and what can I do to ease this?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your complaints are burning sensation around perineum whenever urine touches it, painful sexual intercourse and raw areas. It looks like that you might have a genital infection. To be more specific, if you have reddish colored lesions, erosions/vesicles over genital...  Read Full »

I am not getting Valcivir 1000 mg. Can I take Acyclovir?

Query: Hello doctor, Tablet containing Acyclovir 200 mg is only available here. I have arranged to receive tablet Valcivir 1000 mg, but it will take a week to reach here. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acyclovir can be taken as 800 mg five times daily. Usually, Acyclovir is a dispersible tablet. Place four tablets in a glass of water and then you can drink the water once the tablets dissolve. Repeat this five times daily for five days. After a week, there is no poi...  Read Full »

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