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I received unprotected oral sex from an escort. Right after, once I got in my car, I used clorox disinfectant wipes to clean off my penis. 45 minutes later, once I got home, I washed my penis with soap and water. About 3-4 days later I started to itch down there and I would alleviate the itching by gently rubbing the head of my penis from outside my underwear. I had and still do not have burning sensation when I urinate. However, one the fourth day I examined my penis carefully because of the itching (which has now subsided a little) and noticed some tiny red spots on the glans penis. I am uncircumcised. The spots were darker on day 4 and are now a little lighter today, meaning that they appear to start disappearing. It does not seem that the spots are raised or if they are it is very minimal because they feel flat and the skin on the glans is intact, not cracked. I am freaking out because I don't know whether this is herpes or other std or contact dermatitis.


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replied April 21st, 2015
Sexual Health - Men Answer A51871
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

The itchy rash on penis can be due to contact dermatitis, sweating or even fungal infection. Herpes presents as painful itchy sores and HPV warts are painless raised cauliflower like growths on the penis.

Wash the area with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil and dry it with a soft cloth. Then apply calamine lotion on the rash. Also wear cotton clothes and keep the area sweat free. If the symptoms still persist then you can take anti allergic medicine for itching like Benadryl.

If there is any increased redness then fungal infection should be ruled out for which you should consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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