Patient: Two days ago I had a sexual encounter with a man. I am a man myself. We exchanged oral sex, and attempted anal sex with condoms. We also briefly rubbed our penises together.After the encounter I was feeling a little paranoid so I started azithromycin. I had a prescribed 5 day dose at home that I hadn’t used from a previous prescription.Yesterday I started getting a slight irritation on the skin in my groin area. In the crevice between my thigh and my pelvis. I woke up this morning and it was much more irritated.My first thought is that I have contracted herpes. However, I have read that azithromycin can cause skin irritation and rashes.The man I was with assured me that he was STD free and gets checked regularly. I guess I am just looking for a little direction on this issue.
Doctor: Thanks for your question.It is correct that many STDs can’t have symptoms to start with and herpes can result from or al/genital contact of an infected person, but the symptoms you are talking about does not seem to be of Herpes. Another thing it is not correct to take antibiotics without a proper medical consultationHope this helps.