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Causes of ringworm in the genital area

A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your doctor: Ringworm is caused by a fungus and it can spread easily. You may need an oral medication if the over-the-counter creams don't seem to be working. Call... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not exactly: If ringworm were spread from one body part to another it would still be ringworm. It would not cause a different infection to occur like a vaginal yea... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
A common cause of ulcer and genital area are sexually transmitted diseases. Syphilis causes painless ulcers. Chancroid causes painful ulcer with enlar... Read More
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Most of the time this can be a sexually transmitted disease, It can be other things.See a doctor
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably normal: At your age (18) you may just be seeing the normal development of your genital area skin, especially if the bumps are on the penis or scrotum. Sebaceo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Boils: These are often recurrences of Staphylococcal skin eruptions and may be due to colonization with subsequent breaks in the skin allowing entry of the o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Fordyce: Fordyce glands. These are benign and should cause no problem.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Yes: There is a reason for sure; nothing that can not be checked by your dr, who will try to fix it.
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
White spot: See your dermatologist for an appropriate diagnosis. Vitiligo is a condition where there is loss of melanocytes and the skin gets very white. Often i... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
More info needed: If you shave or trim these are likely the causes. Without a physical exam is is difficult to address this issue. Provide pictures or see a physician i... Read More

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