What is the reason for scarring after genital herpes?
Q: I got a severe outbreak of genital herpes last year under the penis near the glans. I consulted a dermo-venerologist and took Alcovir tablets and it got cured. But after the outbreak, I can see that my glans is not the same (it seems wrinkled/scratched) and I feel the glans is very sensitive. Also, after the sperm released through any source like intercourse/during sleeping/masturbation, my glans become reddish and I feel a burning/irritation feeling.
A:If you are getting recurrent episodes of balanitis-candidal, infections should be ruled out (vaginal swab for partner also), as well as diabetes. If there has been significant scarring - circumcision may be a viable treatment.