negative test, still have breakouts?

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I had an outbreak of something. Visited the ER, and got a "swab" of the blister. Test came back negative. So, my question one month later, with a similar breakout, what on earth could this be?

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    We really need to know more!  Breakouts?  Where?  What appearance? Lasts for how long?

    Obviously if -ve test then nothing dreadfully serious but still worrying.

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      Unlikely to be Herpes then as they are usually sore/painful- like a cold sore but in a different place. There are some rarer dermatology conditions that cause blistering but usually they are a bit more widespread than just the crease of the groin. Try tapping in to google- dermatology blistering disorders and you will see a whole host of possibilities. Take a photo and take it to your GP and see if it is worth a referral for diagnosis.
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    Did they do viral swabs? Herpes will not show up on a microscopy or ordinary culture.

    you should try a proper STD /GUM clinic for full diagnosis.

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