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Hi my first 2 months of the first herpes infections was preceded by prodromal symptoms long painful burning ones that were present at least for 12h before the pimples occurred.

However recently in the  I had  2 infections that just looked like small white pimples without any pain or itch or red surrounding area ..and in completely random spots..not at all at the original or second infection site and on both sides of my penis. 

I showed them to a dermatologist and even though there were quiet a lot he was pretty sure that it is not herpes - based on the pattern presented - which was no pattern- but folliculitis/ which he could see present on some of the larger hairs and also mild eczema in surrounding areas. He said I should treat it not like herpes but we cannot rule it out. But the symptoms do not present symptoms of HSV

I gave it a shot and treated it like eczema and 2 days later was gone.. It was at then end of the OB already, so I was not convinced at all by the docs theory

Next OB started super mild 2 tiny pimples no pain, but  symptoms just would not stop and got worse after 7 days each pimple would last 2-5 days but before it was gone more  would arrive..on Day 7 with still more arriving - lots of tiny ones also- I had enough and just put on antibiotic ointment on the 1 side and 1 day later that side had almost cleared. A day later I put on the other side also and 2 days later everything had cleared or just about to clear..

So not sure if this is a secondary Staph infection.. or just a Staph infection without any HSV because there was no pain..not even on touching the pimples right at the beginning and this is very different to my lips ..or my first OB. and the 1 in between I cannot remember what it felt like.

I got onto the idea of folliculitis  via someone elses post but lost that reference now..

I will practice more hygine in that area only touch with clean hands and nxt OB without prodromal symptoms or pain will treat like Staph right away.. interesting, but also confusing..


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A few weeks after I first got diagnosed with HSV2, I had folliculitis on my arms, torso and legs. It wasn't terribly bad, a doctor suggested I use a medicated soap called Gamophen, and within a week or two, either by virtue of the soap or otherwise, the folliculitis went away.

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