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Worry about herpes

I had itchy feeling on my groin, after few days, felt a red rash on my groin with some pimples on it i mess with the pimples, the rash got worse, irritated, so went to doctor, and showed him he said, is nothing like herpes, he said is fungas. so he gave me a cream to put on it, after a week the skin came off, and looked red or white inside the rim, and I had some more little red bumps on my groin, the bumps are red, no blister, all of them have a hair coming out of the center of the bump, when i squeeze them very little white puss or clear comes out, sometimes a little hair comes out too. They hurt when I touch them. they Hurt, so I went back to the doctor, he said the fungas got infected , so I have to take antibiotic for it. Also, he said the red bump that i have, he can not tell what it is(  to mention the doctor is color blind) , so he said lets start the herpes medicine in case, and go take a blood test also. I do not have anything on my shaft or head, they are only on my groin area, and kinda of separated, not cluster looking, and they are red. I took the blood test, waiting for results, but want some advice. what are the chances of herpes? thank you doctor.
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300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I see you also asked Terri about this on the Herpes expert Forum.  A agree with her. This certainly sounds as though it started as folliculitis which may have gotten infected.  The best treatment for such a rash is antibiotics, keeping the area clean with soap, water and gentle washing with a wash cloth.  Please avoid squeezing, scratching, or application of other creams, Vaseline, etc.  

Herpes can occasionally have atypical presentations but the time course and location of this rash does not sound like herpes.  To completely rule out the possibility of herpes,  a culture or PCR test taken from the lesion is best.  A blood test will be little help at this time.  EWH
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Thanks for quick respond, I am taking antibiotics, the part that was a fungas is a round about 3/4 inch diameter which the skin completely came off, it look white inside of the rim, and when i touch it, it hurt some, on the other bumps on groin, is red, with pain, seperated from each other, whem i pop them, some very little clear or white pos might come out with pain. on some of the bump i think by scratching the skin came of so it looks red in the middle with a round white skin rim around it but there are about 1/10 of inch in size, I took the hsv test, is gonna take few days for result, I am very nervous, and don't know what to do, should I start taking the antiviral medicine, incase if is herpes, or should I wait for results. and last time i had a intercourse which it was protected was 25 days ago, and I did ask the person if she had any problems, and she said no, and she check herself frequently, please asvise me what to do, thank you
300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I would wait for test results.  What you describe does not sound like HSV and I would not take medication unless I knoew I had the infection.  EWH
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I there anyway that I can send you a picture, so, I don't panic so bad, thank you so much
300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
We do not accept pictures.  From experience we know that they are too difficult to interpret (i.e. often misleading) and commenting is too close to trying to practice medicine over the internet (as opposed to giving advice) which is somehting we do not wish to do either.  eWH

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