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i'm experiencing this itchy rash at the base of my penis which sometines gets redish and sometimes disappears. help!?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
We can't: Tell you since we can't see your rash on the internet. Let your doctor take a look sometime while it's still visible.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get checked: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary.

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What can be done for a Lyme disease rash when it's painful?

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