There is some pain and itching like a healing cut. Thank you ahead of time!
Bumps showed up about 3 days ago, just wondering if anyone knows what it may be and if I should consult a doctor or not? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 2
From the picture...looks like
genital herpes...and since it's so localized, it's probably not the first time the virus has been in your skin...ought to see your doctor to decide whether it's worthwhile having some acyclovir or valtrex on hand to begin taking at the first hint of another outbreak
If you have more than four outbreaks a year, then I would recommend suppressive therapy. This would mean taking either Famvir or Valtrex continuously. Otherwise, your physician can give you a prescription of either of these, to take as soon as you feel an outbreak is imminent.
Keep your eyes open for a herpes vaccine. FDA approval is pending. One of the vaccines can help both in prevention and recurrence.
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