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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Photo/derm: unable to diagnose without photo documentation or direct examination. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...Read more

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Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

It may or may not be: Related to an infection. Recommend medical eval for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

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Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Rash: It would be nice to see what you are asking about , but usually itching indicates fungus. Your best course of action is to see a podiatrist who will assess what you have . Good luck. ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Vaginal rash: Be checked. Your description of blisters would make you worry about herpes. The treatment for this is medication. All the best. ...Read more

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Rash under breasts--candida?

Rash under breasts--candida?

Probably.: That's the most likely cause, yes. Try an otc antifungal cream, and keep the area as dry as possible with talcum powder. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Penis rash and shedding skin ?

Penis rash and shedding skin ?

See your doctor: Any rash on the penis needs to be seen to be diagnosed, and can be due to a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms, beside each breast. As i'm having candida overgrowth issues, i wonder if they could be linked. Or is it just dry skin?

Possible: Candida likes warm, moist areas. If you feel that yeast is "out of control" you might want to discuss this with your doctor to find out if there is an underlying reason why. ...Read more

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What can be done about a skin rash caused by yeast (candidiasis)?

Clean, dry + Rx: Keep area clean & dry. Can apply otc products. Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more

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Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

If treating candida : There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

Yes: Any chemicals irritate the skin rashes. Best option is to avoid swimming for time being. The more you irritate the skin rash, the longer it takes to cure! ...Read more

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What can I use to help with a skin rash under my sagging stomach, it smells funny and i'm sure it's yeast?

What can I use to help with a skin rash under my sagging stomach, it smells funny and i'm sure it's yeast?

Topical antifungal: Most topical antifungals are adequate for skin yeast infections. However, to be sure that is what you are dealing with you should have clinician look at it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a man who was prescribed vaginal yeast infection pills for a fungal skin rash. Does this make sense?

Yes: Monistat or a similar antifungal medications can be applied to the area twice a day. If not resolving in a week, advise physician. ...Read more

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Marriedfemale recently diagnosd with vaginal yeast infection.Now my husband has red rashes in penis head.We're havin protected sex only.Is it related?

Contact dermatitis: Sometimes lubricant or powder used for any purpose might cause irritation. Just to be sure have your spouse md take a quick look to guide him to right treatments! regards and happy honeymoon ! ...Read more

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33 m married recently.Red colored skin rash on penis head, no itching/irritation.Wife is recently diagnosd with yeast infectn.Hv'nt had unprotected sex?

33 m married recently.Red colored skin rash on penis head, no itching/irritation.Wife is recently diagnosd with yeast infectn.Hv'nt had unprotected sex?

Contact dermatitis: Sometimes lubricant or powder used for any purpose might cause irritation. Just to be sure have your spouse md take a quick look to guide him to right treatments! regards and happy honeymoon ! ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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My anus is itching and I pulled out 3-4 white thin hair like thing. (thinner than a pinworm) my stomach also has antsy feeling. Yeast? No skin rash.

My anus is itching and I pulled out 3-4 white thin hair like thing. (thinner than a pinworm) my stomach also has antsy feeling. Yeast? No skin rash.

Worm in anus: If you do video consult you can show us the worm or google GI worms and look at images to see if you can match it up. I am not certain what antsy means in Hungary. Not likely yeast. Better yet have someone look around in and up your anus to see what is going on. Should be quick answer so you don't have to worry. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

See your doctor: If you have an infection on your face, please see your doctor. If you have a yeast infection you need checked to see why that is happening. You may need a prescription medication to help your problem. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

Most likely: yes, and it could be a side effect of an antibiotic or other meds you are taking ,or as a result of wearing certain synthetic clothing , There are so many OTC meds for yeast infection ,that you can try . ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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I'm not showing symptoms of BV or yeast inf, but everytime I have sex my partner gets an itchy rash on shaft & skin. What is it & how do u treat it?

I'm not showing symptoms of BV or yeast inf, but everytime I have sex my partner gets an itchy rash on shaft & skin. What is it & how do u treat it?

Dermatitis: Is he using a condom? It could be a latex allergy. Are you using a lubricant? It could be an irritant dermatitis due to this. Sometimes, the seminal fluids can be irritating on their own, so maybe he is reacting to your seminal fluid. He can try a condom, if he hasn't been using one, and see if the reaction gets, better, worse, or the same. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

Rash goes away.: If the medicine works, the rash will go away, usually within 10 days. If you have not seen any improvement after three to five days, get seen by a doctor to be sure you do have a fungal infection. There are other causes of rashes besides yeast. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for std's. Also, avoid scented products and harsh soaps/detergents/fabric softeners. Don't over-scrub. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more