Q. I have a blistering skin condition on the base of penis. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 15, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have a blistering skin condition on the base of my penis. One month ago, I had some ingrown hair which I pulled and it healed very slowly. Now, it appeared from nowhere. It is not itching, neither is it painful. I always use a condom.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen the photos attached by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is going in favor of herpes.

For further queries consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the fast reply. The fact is that my partner has not had any signs whatsoever. Also, it is the fourth day now. Should it not be crusting already? The blisters by palpation have become a bit hard now. There is no pain.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is not necessary to have symptoms in the partner. The whole process can take seven to 15 days.

I suggest taking Acyclovir 400 mg thrice daily for seven days and Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid combination 625 mg thrice daily for seven days and application of Fusidic acid cream twice daily for seven days. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

The clustering of vesicles is going in favor of herpes.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

By clustering, do you mean vesicles getting in contact between them and becoming bigger? Usually, when do the vesicles erupt?

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Clustering means separate vesicles present in a single dermatome. Usually, the vesicles rupture in three to four days.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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