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Another thing I want to clarify is my exposure I had around 8 months ago (which I mention earlier) which was sex with a condom after a massage. About 3 weeks after I was having a bit of stinging in penis and then a couple weeks after that I had a small bumpy rash on both sides of the upper inner thigh. At first I applied a cream I had at home called Bethamethasone Dipropionate .05% and it was going away slightly but still coming back till I went to my dermatologist who told me I was using the wrong cream and then gave me Econazale Nitrate cream which is used to heal jock itch and once I put on that after a few days it healed. Once it started coming back but I quickly put in the cream and it went back away.
My doctor got me nervous cause he said he would wants me to get it swabbed next time it comes out so I was wondering cause I got it swabbed about 5 and half weeks after this incident but it was partly healed so there was only a little bit left of the rash for them to swab and the result was negative but I was told that the swab only works from a fresh outbreak so does that mean the result of this swab test would not be accurate? (I never had it Ozzing out so nothing would change
Also by now I got 2 of the blood antibodies test one from labcorp 5 and a half weeks after that incident and one from quest diagnostics which was as a few months after this incident which came back at first low positive and then they did confirmation and came back negative, so between those 2 tests and the swab(with the partial rash left) would that prove even more that it was nothing?
Also the rash was on both sides of the upper inner thigh so I was told that’s even more proof that it’s not herpes cause usually that’s not how it works, would this be true in my case?
So basically do you think my doctor is just playing it safe cause swabbing is the most accurate but I most probably don’t have it or do you and him think that I have it and it needs to be checked out again?
Do I even need to?