Causes And Ways To Deal With Pain And Rashes On The Genitals?

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Good afternoon doctor,

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Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Acyclovir is an antiviral drug, which is used in dealing with various infections caused by viruses. One of them, indeed is herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. This virus is not able to survive with outside air, so for transmission only through direct contact with wounds, saliva, or genital fluids sufferers, whether consciously or not.


Then, after being infected with this virus, not necessarily sufferers also experience symptoms directly. It may take years, and only when in the end sufferers experience weakening of the immune system, for example due to fatigue, lack of sleep, lack of nutrition or certain diseases, the virus is active and causes symptoms. Unfortunately, the treatment so far only works to relieve symptoms, and not eliminate the virus completely from the body. So regarding your question, if you have been exposed to this virus, you cannot completely recover, but it can be controlled. And you can infect your wife if she hasn't been infected. So that your wife does not contract, it is better for you to use a condom when having sex, but if it has been infected, it is not a problem having sex as usual.


Apart from that, what needs to be understood here, is that it is not uncommon for certain skin and genital conditions to have similar and similar appearance to each other. Even though in reality, the causes are very different and the handling is the same. So even though what your doctor gives you is an antiviral drug whose main possibility is to deal with herpes, it's not impossible that's not the condition that actually happens to you. Among the conditions of the disease that can cause rashes and pain in the penis are:

Balanitis
Contact dermatitis
Rashes due to side effects of the drug

Genital psoriasis
Fungal infections


Therefore, if the treatment given by your doctor is not successful, immediately return to the same doctor for evaluation and consideration of other possibilities and treatment. And if successful or proven that you really have herpes, no need to worry about the main cause because the infection can occur from a dozen years ago. The important thing is in the future, by regularly taking medication and maintaining a strong immune system by living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining cleanliness. So, hopefully answering your question.

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