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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

Start with medical: Evaluation to determine cause. You can't just assume that it is a yeast infection if you have not had one before. ...Read more

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Left groin lymphnodes very painful tender and swollen? For 2 days. Skins not red. No wounds, no shaving, no stds. What causes lymph pain in groin?

Left groin lymphnodes very painful tender and swollen?  For 2 days. Skins not red. No  wounds, no shaving, no stds. What causes lymph pain in groin?

? legs ?: These nodes will often swell after bug bites or other issues as distant as your toes on the leg of the involved nodes. They can swell to near tissue issues like the close skin or genitals, but these nodes are screening centers for other areas. A small scratch by a kitten or other agent, could trigger a response. ...Read more

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Red itchy painful pubic hair follicles 2wks following yeast infection no fever no discharge just itchy & painful?

Red itchy painful pubic hair follicles 2wks following yeast infection no fever no discharge just itchy & painful?

Folliculitis!: Sounds like staph infection of pubic hair follicles! some PO antibiotics , topical cream and self hygiene will cure this fast! first have your md check to make sure no other problems are involved! regards! ...Read more

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I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

Folliculitis: This can be from inflammation around the hair follicles and may need a combination of antibiotics and topical medications to treat, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

Rash anus: hello, this sounds like a reactivation of a herpes rash.Remember herpes in this area is not only spread sexually.Its also spread by self-inoculation, ie: you touch a herpes sore in the mouth, dont wash hands then go to BR and wipe after toilet activity. You can treat this with mild 1% hydrocort, or Vaseline, or moisturizer. I would not go anti-viral route for mild rash.It may recur.WASH HANDS, etc ...Read more

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Two inch incision from appendectomy in my belly button. It won't scab, and leaking purple/red watery for 2 days. Red bumps, burning pain, open maybe?

Two inch incision from appendectomy in my belly button. It won't scab, and leaking purple/red watery for 2 days. Red bumps, burning pain, open maybe?

Exam needed: This is abnormal and a wound infection,foreign body reaction,cellulitis,allergic skin reaction are concerns. Your surgeon should examine the wound,advise you and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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I have had severe itching in my groin (under scrotum to anus) for 15 years. Inside ears also itch off/on. Eczema cream helps but doesn't cure. Help!

I have had severe itching in my groin (under scrotum to anus) for 15 years.  Inside ears also itch off/on.  Eczema cream helps but doesn't cure. Help!

See a dermatologist: You may have a type of neuropathy. An exam by a skin expert is essential. If "eczema cream" helps, be sure to review with the dermatologist. Sometimes we need to concede that no cure exists, then settle for the best control. You will need to be specific about all creams or other treatments ...Read more

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Penis is itching under foreskin has been 6 days no rash or sores etc are present very annoying help ?

Penis is itching under foreskin has been 6 days no rash or sores etc are present very annoying help ?

Tight foreskin?: This can happen if your foreskin does not retract easily. Prescription strength steroid cream might help loosen foreskin to permit satisfactory washing ; drying of inner foreskin ; glans. You might need a circumcision or prepucioplasty if this continues. You could get this done under the nhs as ur symptomatic. ...Read more

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My husband has a terrible rash. It's very uncomfortable and it itches. Doesn't look like typical shingles, there are tiny bubble/blisters randomly too?

My husband has a terrible rash. It's very uncomfortable and it itches. Doesn't look like typical shingles, there are tiny bubble/blisters randomly too?

Derm eval: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision  using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

Metal allergy: A possibility is metal allergy. Patch testing can be done to clarify. Another possibility is infection (bacterial or fungal), which should be treated. Consider virtual consult or discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Inner labia itching for years. Very small bumps. No found infection. Treated 4 yst infec 6 times. Occas spreads. Urine comes back contaminated. Help..

Culture: Often times pts are treated without a culture.... If this is the case your provider could be treating you for the wrong infection.... Ask them to check a swab for bv, candida and stds. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more