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I am having my first OB. I think it might be getting better but there is still a lot of pain especially when I try to clean the area. Any contact with anything hurts. I keep reading that a lot of people get relief from the shower or cold water but any contact with water and I get severe stinging pain. I am having a really hard time keeping it clean. I have a yellow/green discharge that I have read some about too. I am an uncircumcised male and its important that I keep it as clean as possible obviously. I just don't know what to do if even water hurts. I have tried some of the home remedies listed but they hurt too.

I havent read this problem anywhere here. Is it not common that the sores are extremely sensitive to water (and everything else)?

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Sorry to hear you are having such a bad outbreak. I have been on this site for 2 months now, and have read about water stinging for some people. I have heard of some people using a diaper rash cream. Maybe you could put that on before you shower, at least until the pain subsides a little anyway.

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inwardsinger, It might be a good idea to see a doctor to make sure that you don't have a secondary infection going on there.

I hope you heal quickly!

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