Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes lesions in the genitals, lips, oral mucosa, and face. The symptoms include blisters, ulcers, cold sores, vaginal discharge, and pain on urinating.

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I am having discomfort after having unprotected oral sex and using hand sanitizer on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected oral sex from the escort. Right after, I panicked, used a hand sanitizer on my penis, and washed it with alcohol-based handwash. So I made quite a few mistakes here. Since then, I have had a bit of discomfort in the genitals. After six days, I woke up with blisters on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because of your history of using alcohol-based sanitizer, it is very difficult to say whether this is a skin reaction or a herpes lesion. The only thing that goes against herpes is how quickly it disappears. Usually, herpes lesions will be extremely painful and leave u...  Read Full »

I have a small pimple in my genitals. Is it herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small little pimple and I am worried if it could herpes. I have not had sex in about two months and I always used a condom. I never had unprotected sex in my life, but I have seen this little red spot and I am worried if it can be an STD.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). No, it is not herpes. Genital herpes usually presents with multiple, grouped, fluid-filled lesions or genital sores which are quite painful. Regards.   Read Full »

There are small spots on the back. Please advise what it can be.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever since last night. These small spots on the back. I am sending the picture through email. Please advise what it can be.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Are these distributed evenly on the back, also in the chest? If yes, it strongly raises the possibility of chickenpox, especially if not suffered from it in the past. If these lesions a...  Read Full »

I have herpes and had no physical contact with anyone. How is it possible?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an infection around my mouth and consulted a dermatologist, who told me I had herpes. I am not married and have no physical contact with anyone. So how is it possible to get herpes?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Cold sores or herpes labialis is a viral infection most often caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and sometimes by a variant called Herpes simplex 2. They often p...  Read Full »

Can I take Acyclovir until I find Valcivir?

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 icliniq.com. 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 p...  Read Full »

I have sore throat and weight loss. Do I need to test again for STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a test for STD and the results came negative for all tests. I received an oral sex from a spa therapist eight weeks ago. I tested for STD at six weeks. But I have a sore throat for one month and there is weight loss. Today I could see tiny rashes on my genitals. I tested again fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Receiving unprotected oral sex though much less of a risk as compared to unprotected vaginal or anal sex, is still not entirely safe. There is a possibility...  Read Full »

I have few painful bumps on my labia. Do I have an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I have had two sexual partners. The second one is my current boyfriend. I used to shave my pubic hair all the time but started getting razor bumps from it. I decided to stop and let the hair grow out fully before attempting to shave it again. I noticed the o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your description, I can list a few possibilities for the painful bumps over the pubic region: Folliculitis - a bacterial infection of hair follicles. Pseudofolliculitis - ingrown hair causing inflammation. Herpes genitalis - viral STD, painful blisters in gr...  Read Full »

I have three painless blisters, looking like bumps on the shaft of my penis. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My height is 6’4", and weight is 205 lbs. I noticed three decent sized painless blisters, looking like bumps on the shaft of my penis. I had sex before two and a half week. I do feel like I masturbate a lot which I am hoping it is, but I am freaking out with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bumps appear to be normal pimples (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Another possibility is an ingrown hair. Herpes vesicles could also be the possibility, but the chances are rare. Since the site is not common and I hope there is no discharge. If ...  Read Full »

Will fibroadenoma of the breast recur?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fibroadenoma in my breast, which was removed two years back. But now, I feel a small cluster on my breast. Can fibroadenoma recur? Someone said that I am infected with a sexual disease. I have regular periods, do I have any sexually transmitted disease? I am not sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to tell you that fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast problem which occurs in young women. These are usually hormone related and frequently regress after menopause. It is always recommended to increase vegetables and fruit intake, and exercis...  Read Full »

Does oral or genital herpes show symptoms like bloody blisters in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting sores and things that look like blood blisters in my mouth for around six months. I had a swab test and blood work was done to rule out HSV. It came back negative. However, there is still a chance it could be HSV as it takes three to six months to show up in your b...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be oral lichen planus which is an autoimmune issue which is treatable. Or this can be aphthous stomatitis which are oral ulcers and they are also treatable. They flare due to low immunity of any reason, low iron in the blood, B12 deficiency, stress, ove...  Read Full »

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