To add to this: I think I’m confused. I know I shouldn’t be searching online for answers, but I’m curious…different places online say that balanitis is a symptom of herpes. That seems to be atypical to me as no where on here or any other form does anyone describe balintitis as their sole symptom. I didnt even realize there was a change in appearance until a week or so ago, I thought it was just normal friction from sex the entire time.
– Is that accurate that balintitis is a symptom? I was under the impression that it was only certain lesions such as blisters or fluid filled pimples?
– I’m seeing a dermatologist about it tomorrow because the prescribed cream I’m applying isn’t getting rid of the redness. It’s a textbook balantitis look, but not severe, and only noticeable under brighter lighting. My Doctor said it was balantitis, but the cream isn’t working as I had hoped. Have you ever seen balintitis as the sole symptom of HSV2?
– I have an appointment with you on 10/18, so I’m trying to hold in all of my questions knowing they will be addressed during our meeting for the western blot, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult. One of the main reasons I’m concerned is because my partner is immunocompromised. Would someone who is immunocompromised be more likely to show symptoms than someone immunocompetent? Will they always have a telltale outbreak or is it possible for immunocompromised to not show symptoms?