Post STD related skin problems... anyone have any ideas?
Ok, last june almost a year ago I was stupid and received oral sex from a woman of unknown status... had mild symptoms, went to the doc and was treated for gonnahrea. Ive seen been retested to make sure its gone. But...
A few days after the exposure I developed a small (bout 1/2 the size of a dime) irritated patch of skin on my penis, and the skin at the opening of my urethra became irritated as well. Thats pretty much the only symptoms I ever had as I was treated quickly.
The problem is... its not 11 months later and the skin is still irritated. Ive seen 3 urologist and a GP who all said it was nothing. I had a dermatologist treat it with an anti-fungal for 5 weeks, followed by a cortisone cream for 4 weeks... and pretty much little to no change. The dermatologist said it was irritated dermatitis and will go away on its own... just keep it moisturized.
So now here I am, almost a year later... moisturizing this thing ever day hoping it will get better, but nothing. Its had a bad impact on my life... If i sweat it gets worse so I avoid working out, and chlorine makes it worse so I avoid swimming which I used to swim 1 mile a day for a workout. As a result ive gained like 20 pounds
Right now im treating it daily with cetaphil moisterizing cream. some days its better than others, but really dont know what to do with it. Whenever I goto a GP about it they refer me to a urologist who says they dont treat that kinda thing... and ive already been the dermatologist route.
Any ideas? Also, just to rule things out ive been tested for herpes and it came back negative HSV2 positive HSV1 (like 3/4 of the country) and the docs have said my results indicated a previous exposure during childhood most like and everyone ive been to insists its not herpes.
Please Help. This is driving me insane.