Hi. I will try to explain my story as brief and precise as I can.
Last year I received oral sex from a woman that I didn't know. It lasted less than 5 minutes. After that i panicked, and started to freak out about STDs. In less than 2 days after the event, I noticed a red and very small spot on my penis head, almost in the border between the tip and the corona and I started to use a cream that has Neomycin and Hidrocortisone 1%.
I went to the Doctor, an Infectous Dicease specialist, and he said it was nothing.
Three weeks later i masturbated (and did it prone) and the area where I had de red spot became a bit swollen, so I freaked out and used the cream again. At this point I didn't have any blister or open sore.
I kept using the cream for about 5 days, and exactly 32 days after the oral, I noticed the skin swollen again, so I freaked out and used the cream again that day in the morning.
By night I noticed the area even more swollen, so I applied more cream and in that very moment I noticed that i peeled off skin and opened a little wound because the skin was really tender.
I went to the Infectous Dicease specialist again and he said it was Balanitis and said it wasn't herpes or any STD, but 3 days later i developed an ulcer in the spot where I applied the cream. All of this without pain.
Went again to the doctor and he told me that it wasn't herpes nor any STD, that i had weakened the skin with the cream that i used and now it was ulcerated because of that. He only prescribed antibiothics to prevent infection, an exam to discard siphilis and nothing more, because he said that there is no culture or blood exam for herpes in my country. The ulcer healed completely 5 or 6 days after that.
I went back to the Doctor and he said that It wasn't herpes, that i had a self induced balanitis because of the cream that i used. He reasured me saying that in his more than 30 years treating all kind of STIs he has never seen an herpes initial outbreak that happens 32 days after the exposure and that if it would have been really herpes, my lession wouldn't be limited to the head/corona alone. (It was a single ulcer).
I decided to rest my mind in this, but a month and a half after that, i got what looked like a very small red and raised dot in the corona, inside the area of the first lession. This red dot lasted about 2 days or less, it wasn't a blister nor open sore, but it looked bright red. Im talking about a dot of maybe 1 millimeter of diameter, surrounded by a small red area that never ulcerated, and then disappeared.
After that, i have seen this kind of raised red dot in the same area of the first lesion every 2 or 3 months. They disappear sometimes in less than 24 hours, and defenitely always less than 48 hours every time. They never become blisters nor open sores or ulcers.
Yesterday i had one of these red raised little dots with some redness in the same area and decided to go back to the same doctor. He said that it was a normal inflamatory condition, produced maybe by masturbation or by the fact that I am uncircumcized. Today i have nothing again.
My diagnosis for the first event was no herpes, but without any exam, only visual evidence and the fact that i used a cream and that it happened to late to be herpes. The fact is that since that day I almost consider myself as "possibly infected" of ghsv1. As I explained, sadly, in my country i have nothing else to do.
After all that background, my question to the more knowledgeable members of this forum would be.
Do you think that those single little raised, painless red dots in the corona that last less than 2 days and never become water filled blisters nor ulcers could be herpes recurrences?
Thanks in advance.