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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Scabies: I am experiencing genital itching, genital rash. I believe i may have Scabies on my genitals. Treatment for scabies w/o the need of a prescription? AN ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Genital rash: skin condition involving texture or color of skin in genital area.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
HZ vs VZ: Firstly..herpes is amazingly painful. If it doesn't hurt..its not herpes. Herpes also involves just 1 side..on a dermatome..like in a strip.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Meyer
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doc: It is hard to know without an exam. Diagnosis can be difficult even when looking at rashes so you need to see your doc, PA or nurse practitioner.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Anti-herpes drugs: Acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. Of the three, valacyclovir is the most convenient because of its dosing schedule. If herpes outbreaks occu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Penis lesions: You should examined by your doctor; many lesions can be an std and other treatments may be needed.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Pills better: Antiviral pills work better than cream. On average, pills help you heal faster by 2 days. Antiviral creams may help you heal faster by 1 day [although ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Jock itch is a colloquial term for fungal infection. If that is what you have, any of the over the counter antifungal creams/ointments should work. If ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Time: Once the rash is present you have to wait it out. You may be able to prevent outbreaks by taking valtrex (valacyclovir). Ask your doctor for a prescri ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Antifungal: Tolnaftate, clotrimazole or some other over-the-counter agent should work
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Varies: There are multiple ways to treat warts and they respond to all of them including freezing, acid, burning, prescription creams, or laser. If it only on ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try OTC first: Neutrogena makes a nice salicylic acid facial cleanser. Follow this up with an otc benzoyl peroxide treatment according to the label directions. If ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescriptio ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods suc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Antifungal: agents
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rx meds if active: No cure but control of break outs with rx will shorten the outbreak & shorten the duration of the outbreak. Contagious is high with outbreaks.No sex, ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Nystatin: Depending upon whether the rash is in the mouth or diaper area, Nystatin suspension or cream is the usual initial treatment of choice for this infecti ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Genital herpes: Herpes is a viral infection. After initial infection as the blisters go away, the virus goes into "hiding" in a nerve cell. It can come out again, pa ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Location?: For vaginal yeast infections, either topical antifungals are efficacious, or oral fluconazole. Either of these treatments work, but the topicals work ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have, and on what part of the body it is occurring. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folli ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Grisofulvin: I usually use an antifungal shampoo and an oral anti-fungal called grisofulvin. I would usually do a skin puch biopsy first to identify and confirm t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Permethrin: Scabies is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. They tunnel under the skin and spread all over. They are very active and readily spread from person t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Vitamin C: Vitamin c can help as can otc products with topical anesthetics such as benzocaine.
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