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causes of ringworm in the genital area

A female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
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
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fungus. : Fungal infection.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Itching : Itching, redness, swelling.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes genital warts can cause irritation, itching and bleeding due to scratching , see your doctor and get treated..
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Red itchy lesion: Could be folliculitis, if a blister may be herpettic. Follow up with doctor urgent care today you may need antibiotics
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PERSPIRATION: Excessive perspiration predisposes to growth of fungi.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: See your doctor. It could be a yeast infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This could be due to: A bacterial infection. I would recommend prompt medical evaluation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Szender
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many : Infection is most common, but it is also possible to have ingrown hairs, blocked ducts, and normal variants.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: There are many reasons why both partners can have itchiness in genital area after sex: simple irritation, fungal/yeast infection, herpes infection, pu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Fungal infection : It is a fungal infection of the anal area.
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Filiform wart butt: Can a Filiform Wart appear in the gential area? Like on the bottom of the buttock? ANS: yes. Several causes so show it to your Dr. and they will figur ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Actually: This is actually caused by chemicals released by immune and nervous system from external stimulus.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gataky
58 years experience Dermatology
White hair?: It sounds as if you are speaking of a conditon called poliosis, which is a localized patch of white hair on the frontal scalp (forelock), but it can ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily.: Medical evaluation should help to clarify what these evaluations are.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: Without seeing this cannot possibly diagnose. There are skin eruptions associated with several stds and would need far more info to try and answer you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will ru ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Herpes outbreaks are very painful blisters clustered usually around a single patch of skin. With time the skin on the top of the blisters sloughs off ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are com ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
Jock itch?: One of the more common causes or pruritis (itchiness) of the penoscrotal area is a fungal rash. Have your doctor evaluate you for this possibility.

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