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What the heck is going on with me?

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  • Posted By: maverick30
  • May 30, 2007
  • 09:09 PM

I am a 32 year old male.... good shape, eats healthy, probably drinks a little too much and smokes but also gets regular excersize.

A few days ago, I started getting cold sores on the corners of my mouth, and didn't really think too much of it as I tend to get them when I'm stressed out (roughly once a year). I started taking Lysine which usually makes them go away before they get bad. Well, this didn't seem to work and I broke out in the worst sores I've ever had. Around the same time, I started to get a really bad itching sensation in my crotch area, and of course scratched it. This caused the head of my penis to swell up more than 3 times its normal size. I guess I must have touched my eyes because a couple days later they were almost swollen shut. At this point i went to the ER and they gave me a tetnus shot, hooked me up to an IV which administered some sort of antibiotic. They diagnosed me with Balanitis and Jock Itch (which I'm very hygenic so I don't understand that one) and prescribed me sulfamethoxazole, acyclovir and miconazole nitrate cream.

I'm on the second day of medication, and while the penile swelling has gone down a bit, it still itches. What concerns me though, is that my eye swelling hasn't gotten better, and I'd even say may have gotten a bit worse. It's most noticeable in the morning as they're almost swollen shut.

Here's the thing... I don't feel bad. No fever, good appetite, etc. I don't really have that much pain to be honest... it's more just irritating. I'm not allergic to anything I know so this is really confusing me.

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  • I was never allergic to anything ,ever. But now I have some type of allergic reaction. The Allergey clininc tells me that our bodys change every 7 years. So you may have had some type of reaction to something you ate.I have always ate onions,garlic ,shrimp ,now all of a sudden I had a skin test and it must be my bodys 7th year.. Im allergic to these things.I hope everything turns out well for you.
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