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My boyfriend and I are new to all this and I was recently diagnosed with hsv2. Just this weekend he had about 3 little blisters come up in his pelvic region after shaving. He seems sure that it is hsv2 but is going to get tested this week.

First question, from my understanding..isn't it unlikely for a man to breakout in the upper pubic hair region? He did get checked for this once before and his doc told him that it wasn't the correct skin type to breakout with herpes..too tough..didn't test him or anything; just sent him on his way.

Also, he has some stuff called clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate that he wants to apply to his blisters. It is for ringworm, I believe. Has anyone else tried this or heard of it?

He is going to try it out tonight and I will let you know how it works.

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I've had hsv2 for about 4 years. I've only ever had it on my pelvic (tough skin) region. A doctor once told me that it was an uncommon place. I'm fairly certain you can get it just about anywhere. I would think for any doctor to disregard the possiblity because of the location is careless.

Medication for ring worm is anti-fungal and will not work against a virus. I've always understood that it was best to NOT apply creams to a break out. It's best to keep it dry. Drying out and scabbing is part of the healing process. I would NOT use these creams before consulting a doctor.

Having said that, shaving can often cause ingrown hairs, razor rash, bumps, etc. The best way to find out is to have the spot tested.

Best of luck to you both. = )

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Yeah, from just the "shaving" part you mentioned-it sounds like razor burn or ingrown hairs. Basically, something from shaving.

I hope its not hsv2 for his sake! Keep us posted.

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Thank you for your response. I did some research online and warned him about the cream. I've been using the Purell method and tried it on his outbreak a few times over the weekend. He is REALLY not dealing well with all this. He was very supportive when my test came back positive but I know it weighs heavy on his mind. I try to stay positive for him but it makes me so sad....even more sad that he has it. I, myself, can deal with it.

Thanks for the luck...we are working through this together.

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