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QUESTION: Excuse me Dr, i have sexul with partner one month a go without condom .And since that time , i never sex .Now on my skin of my peins , there is a point of redness with water in it .so i want to ask Dr whether it is STI or not . And i have only one symtom like i indicated aboved.Thx

ANSWER: So, first of all, never have unprotected sex unless its with a mutually monogamous partner because you never know what they could have, or what you could pass onto them. From the giant pimple-like object you are showing me, it looks like acne (which a lot of people ask me about). The skin of your penis shaft and glans do not have oil-producing glands called sebaceous glands and therefore there is no "water" as you were describing it. They come and go as they please, but if you're curious as to your health and want to be sure in what you do or do not have then ask for an STI panel at your local doctor or clinic for follow-up. I encourage you to use prophylaxis the next time and stay safe!

John

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QUESTION: So this redness will disappear soon without taking any medication ,Dr?

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I'm not a doctor, but from what I have personally done to correct this problem is that I use hydrocortisone cream to lesson the inflammation and possible swelling of the problem area. However, if you don't do anything about it, you should still be fine. If you need further clarity, please consult a doctor in your area.

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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