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Yeast inf. From amoxicillin lastest 2.5 weeks. Also, caused burning with urination. Is this normal? Doc. also, tested for herpes b/c red rash present.

Yeast inf. From amoxicillin lastest 2.5 weeks. Also, caused burning with urination. Is this normal? Doc. also, tested for herpes b/c red rash present.

Yeast inf. from amox: First, were you treated for yeast infection? If so vaginal cream or Diflucam?
Some women are resistant to normal treatments, and might require extended duration for these medications.Also, could be a UTI that keeps irritating the skin.
Another concern is underlying Diabetes,with pts.taking much longer to rid of infections.
Anemia or immunosuppresion from diseases can affect healing times. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

May not be STD: Since most STD's would cause irritation or itching, your penile rash may be due to some other cause. Pl get it checked for a definitive diagnosis. Feel better ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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9 days ago I had protected sex and unprotected oral. I just noticed an area of two red line-like rashes on my underwear line next to testes. Herpes?

9 days ago I had protected sex and unprotected oral. I just noticed an area of two red line-like rashes on my underwear line next to testes. Herpes?

Here are some...: The described features and location of rashes hint low odd to be herpes, instead more likely to be heat rash in the form of intertrigo related with early skin fungal infection, which may be treated with anti-fungal cream with cream, but key point of care is still keeping the area less warm & moist as well as good general health with quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. You're treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

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Rash in between thighs, around but cheeks. Many red dots and not blistering. Herpes? It has been hot and I have been wearing skirts

Rash in between thighs, around but cheeks. Many red dots and not blistering. Herpes? It has been hot and I have been wearing skirts

Not herpes: This isn't herpes. Wrong symptoms, wrong location. It sounds like irritation from heat, sweat, etc, or possibly a superficial bacterial or fungal infeciton. Keep the area clean and dry. Wash with soap and water a couple times a day, plus a little cornstarch or talcum powder. Then try a jock itch medicine. If these things don't clear it up, see a doctor. But no worries about herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your hands not your fingers but the top of your hands? I have red rash with open cuts on both hands.

Not herpes: For sure this sort of rash isn't herpes. It sounds more like eczema or an allergic rash. See your doctor -- or a dermatologist if your own doctor isn't certain. ...Read more

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I have a rectal rash and a rash on my inner thigh. It's red and feels lumpy? Could this be herpes? No pain during urination. No odor or discharge.

I have a rectal rash and a rash on my inner thigh.  It's red and feels lumpy? Could this be herpes? No pain during urination.  No odor or discharge.

Rashes: Rashes, especially in the groin and peri-anal area can be caused by many things. You really need an exam and possible testing to determine the true diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a bumpy red rash around thighs and glútes, but they don't hurt or cut open, only itch, could it be herpes anywhay? Or some sore of fungus

If I have a bumpy red rash around thighs and glútes, but they don't hurt or cut open, only itch, could it be herpes anywhay? Or some sore of fungus

Not enuf info: See a doctor to help you. The rash may be infectious or reactive. Your history and other symptoms etc. Will be needed by your doctor to sort out the true cause. ...Read more

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I had protected sex (condom) and unprotected oral 8 days ago. I just now noticed a red area between my leg and testes. Is it herpes or just a rash?

I had protected sex (condom) and unprotected oral 8 days ago. I just now noticed a red area between my leg and testes. Is it herpes or just a rash?

See remark: Herpes has very small blister-like lesions.
It is most likely a rash.
Does your partner have any resh, lesion??
Apply some anti-histamine cream(get it from drug store)
If it doe not go, visit the local health dept, or MD ...Read more

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I have herpes and I'm on Valtrex (valacyclovir) suppressive therapy 500mg 1x per day. After shaving I get a red rash is it an ob or folliculitus how can I tell?

I have herpes and I'm on Valtrex (valacyclovir) suppressive therapy 500mg 1x per day. After shaving I get a red rash is it an ob or folliculitus how can I tell?

Probably folliculiti: Since you notice it right after shaving, I would think it is folliculitis. However, the irritation effect of the razor can allow herpes to grow. You might get it checked out and then you wouldn't have to worry. ...Read more

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I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

Not herpes: For sure this isn't herpes. Almost certainly it is no STD of any kind, and probably not from your recent sexual exposure. But see a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Right under my penis head I feel tingling and it looks like a red rash with a cluster of very tiny semipainful blisters no fluid, possibly not herpes?

Right under my penis head I feel tingling and it looks like a red rash with a cluster of very tiny semipainful blisters no fluid, possibly not herpes?

Sounds like herpes: Try bht (butylated hydroxytoluene) available over the counter in some health food stores or on the internet. Bht is the most effective treatment for herpes. Take 2, 000 mg per day in split doses, when lesions are present. The lesions will dry up in several days. Download free e-book, "wipe out herpes with bht" by steve fowkes and john mann. ...Read more

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Hey? Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy. Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Hey? Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy. Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Unlikely: Herpes usually affects a small patch of skin, not a large area (like your entire abdomen). There is usually a raised reddish area with a cluster of tiny fluid-filled blisters. They may itch, but usually there is tenderness over the skin even before the bumps appear and there is more pain or irritation than itching. The bumps open up and become tiny scabs as they heal. See a derm if it persists. ...Read more

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Had protected sex& unprotected oral 7 days ago. Now I have a red line rash on my underwear line between testes and leg. Herpes? Or rash? Or yeast?

Had protected sex& unprotected oral 7 days ago. Now I have a red line rash on my underwear line between testes and leg. Herpes? Or rash? Or yeast?

Rash: This is a common area for yeast infection(jock itch) but could simply be due to friction or heat rash. Herpes eruption is usually uncomfortable. I think it's best to get it checked by your physician for diagnosis and treatment in any case. Unprotected sex is not advisable, of course. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes found a little rash on my penis. I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) on it and it red goes away. It doesn't itch or tingle. Herpes?

Probably not...: The described pictures and course of rash did not suggest the occurrence of herpes. Do you have redundant foreskin? If so, keep the penis and foreskin clean and dry after sex, but avoiding "excessive" chemical and physical stimulation. ...Read more

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I have a red rash that itches on my groin. The doc said its shingles but I'm not buying it. I think its genital herpes? Any advice? What should I do

I have a red rash that itches on my groin. The doc said its shingles but I'm not buying it. I think its genital herpes? Any advice? What should I do

Both are herpes: Viruses. Herpes zoster (shingles) are almost always on one side in a band like pattern and simplex can be on both sides at the same time if occurring for the first time but if recurrent usually just a small patch. Shingles is uncommon but can occur in a 29-year-old. ...Read more

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Had sex w a dif kind of condom. 2days later got a rash, itches so bad doesn't burn when I pee. But tiny red dots all over. Herpes or just an allergy?

Had sex w a dif kind of condom. 2days later got a rash, itches so bad doesn't burn when I pee. But tiny red dots all over. Herpes or just an allergy?

Contact allergy: Herpes don't itch and the time of onset is compatible with a contact allergy to the condom with latex being the likely suspect. Some latex brands are more allergenic than others. ...Read more

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The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more