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I have a cluster red bumps on my penis, it first come just

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I have a cluster red bumps on my penis
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: it first come just over 2 weeks ago then they seemed to settle and now they’ve flared up again
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you post a picture of those for me here?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
File attached (V5PMSZ6)
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
They first showed over 2 weeks ago then they kind of went then come back they are literally just red lumps never filled with puss or anything

Got it--hold on please

That's a mild case of balanitis--a common fungal infection

You can clear it up with over the counter clotrimazole cream applied twice a day for ten days

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I’ve read online that clusters of red lumps is herpes that’s what I was worried about, is this not correct ?

It's not herpes or any kind of STD

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But is clusters of red lumps a usual symptom of balanitis

Yes

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How sure are you that the photo is not genital herpes should I get checked just in case ?

I'm 100% sure

But for your own peace of mind get it checked

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is there a slight chance it could herpes ??
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s just with it being a cluster of red lumps that everyone seems to say is herpes

I see nothing about it that even remotely looks like herpes

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s just with it being a red cluster of lumps and that’s one of the main symptoms of herpes? Sorry be so annoying about all this it’s just everything I’ve been reading

No problem

Herpes is a cluster of small clear blisters with a surrounding red/purple rash

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
just to clarify it’s 100% not herpes haha? So will it clear up on its own or am I best getting medication

Not herpes

And it will clear in time with or without the clotrimazole

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It first showed around 2 weeks ago and appeared to go and reappear in the last few days any idea how long it should last

In another week

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you

You're welcome