[Question #6708] Hand to genital contact with lubricant at massage place

14 months ago
Hi, I had hand to genital contact three weeks ago at a massage place.   5 days later I noticed a small inflammation on right side of my meatis on tip of penis.  I went to a walk in medical clinic where they gave me Lotrisone, saying it could be fungal.  I had worked out hard two days before the inflammation.  Lotrisone has betamethasone and can cause dermatitis etc.  After a few days of use I noticed both sides of my meatis were inflamed.   I kept using the Lotrisone for 7 days, then stopped.  That was 4 days ago.  Now, the inflammation comes and goes.  Sometimes the meatis is normal and sometimes it is inflamed slightly on both sides.  I did mastrubate 5 days ago and felt a little twinge when I came but could be imaginary, not sure.  Is it possible the inflammation of the meatis is herpes 2?  I have not had actual sores as far as I can tell.  Thanks.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
14 months ago
Hand to genital contact is NOT a risk for herpes or any other sexually transmitted infection. 
I'll bet I've looked in more urethras than you have and often, when completely normal, look to the inexperienced eye as inflammed but are often healthy and normal.  I'm wondering if you have looked as intently at your urethra as you have in the past three weeks?

Terri
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14 months ago
Thank you, you are so right about my looking at it!  Last question, assuming there is some inflammation there:  is inflammation of the urethra in the manner stated a possible sign of an initial herpes outbreak?  Just want 100 percent piece of mind.  Again, hand to genital only.   And I wonder if lotrisone could’ve given me a reaction when applied directly to tip of urethra.  Thanks again.
14 months ago
Also forgot to mention I had an oral sore near my lip once I started lotrisone but thought the stress of my situation caused that sore.  Is that reasonable to assume?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
14 months ago
with new herpes, most often, inflammation in the urethra is the least of one's concerns - normally skin lesions are far more often seen, on the shaft of the penis. 
If you put Lotrisone in the urethra, I suppose it could be a source of inflammation, if indeed this is actually inflammation vs. a normal urethral redness. 
So if you had a sore on your lip, it sounds like you have cold sores that are caused by HSV 1. 
But once again, I want to reassure you that hand to genital contact is NOT a risk for a sexually transmitted infection.

Terri
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