About a week or two ago I noticed a scab like thing right where the skin folds underneath the tip of my penis. Since then it has been aggravated by masturbation and has become quite painful to touch. To me it seems like a friction burn or dryness that has cause the top layer of skin to come off and it is taking a while to heal because I keep accidentally scratching or pulling the scab off. Please help me! There was never any white heads to the scab, or any head whatsoever. It is right on top of where the skin folds and unless I lift that fold or have an erection, It isn't even visible. I also have not had sex with anyone who has the disease of herpes but im still worried. Help!.
Is this herpes???
@jjss Welcome to A2A jjss. That certainly does look painful, but I doubt that it is herpes. Have you had unprotected sex? To me, it appears to be more like a friction burn. I would lay off the masturbation until it heals and treat the affected area with an antibiotic cream, such as mycitracin or Neosporin.