First of all, let me say I know I should go to the doctor. I will, I just need a faster opinion to hopefully ease my mind...Here's the deal, I just got a new girlfriend recently and we've been having a bit of unsafe sex... I know. It's not smart. Anyway, things have been fine, but just a few days ago I noticed some red spots in my pubic area. Herpes was the first thing that came to mind, of course, so I immediately hopped on the web for some information.From what I can tell, your first herpes outbreak is suppose to be the worst. Symptoms are such things as fever, sickness, boils, etc. The thing is, I really don't have any of these things... Here is what I had:1. A bit of a sore throat2. Some red spots around my pubic area (not on my shaft, nor clustered together or "boil-like")The red spots don't really look like any of the pictures, and I'm starting to think that it was from the last time I used a trimmer to trim down there... but something still is bothering me. Some seem to be scabbing over, but they don't really itch, and I don't have any kind of weird discharge, nor is it painful at all. I didn't even notice them until I saw it randomly one day.So, help me out. Is there a chance this is still herpes, or did what I just describe sound nothing like it at all?
Can't determine if I have Herpes
Didn't get an answer so going to post some pictures and hope it makes it easier... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7872247/272829.JPG Let me know if this works...Also to note: This is after a swim workout where I was in chlorine for a while, and the skin all over my body was dried out... it normally doesn't look that flaky and went back to normal small red bumps after moisturized. Also note, that is the base of my penis, not the shaft.Thanks...
Herpes sores normally start as small blisters. I would have thought your spots could just be shaving bumps, except for that picture. There's quite definitely flaking skin around each sore, even though you can't see it if it's moisturised. I'm guessing some sort of skin infection. Skin infections can be transmitted by sex or in other ways, so it's nothing embarrassing to see a doctor about. I think it needs a doctor's experienced eye.