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I have itchy bumps on lips steroids and fungal creams don't work. They fade after a while but my lips swell. Also rash in mouth?

I have itchy bumps on lips steroids and fungal creams don't work. They fade after a while but my lips swell. Also rash in mouth?

Steroids to avoid: Please see your doctor. We try to spare steroid use on face unless we are sure of the the diagnosis. It seems that you may have a viral infection and both of these treatments will not help.

Stay stress free and see your doctor for the treatment of possible viral infection.

Good luck. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have an itchy rash on my scrotum, between all fingers, and a red patch at the corner of my mouth. I have been using anti-fungal cream and gold bond.

I have an itchy rash on my scrotum, between all fingers, and a red patch at the corner of my mouth. I have been using anti-fungal cream and gold bond.

Scabes?: The fingers and groin are a common place for scabies rash, which would not be helped by either treatment you are using. The mouth rash is likely coincidental. You should see you your doc for a full exam and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Exam-balanits: inflammation of the head of the penis can be caused by multiple factors: friction, fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory causes: must be examined. ...Read more

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Are rashes around the mouth caused by nerves?

Are rashes around the mouth caused by nerves?

Not usually: Several rashes can have stress related causes. Usually a rash around the mouth is an infection or perioral dermatitis. I would have the doctor check it. It might need a prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would I know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would I know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

Red and itchy: Everyone has yeast that lives on the skin. But yeast particularly likes places that are damp and moist - like under a diaper. Keeping the skin cool and dry will help. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal like Clotrimazole cream 3 times a day and see if that works. Yeast rashes are usually very red, itchy, and spread with "satellite" small red bumps away from the rash center. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will anti fungal cream work for my sores in the corner of my mouth?

Will anti fungal cream work for my sores in the corner of my mouth?

Maybe: Use inside the mouth is not recommended. If you are referring to the corners of your lips (oral commissure), then that may be a condition called perleche. Antifungal creams such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) may help, but Lamisil (terbinafine) probably will not as it does not treat yeast very well. ...Read more

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Can a fungal organism responsible for balanoposthitis be spread to mouth?

Can a fungal organism responsible for balanoposthitis be spread to mouth?

Yes: Candida infection of the foreskin can be spread to the mouth. Other bacteria as well. However, the saliva of the mouth offers some protection. If you develop a sore throat or white patches on the tongue or throat see your dcotor. ...Read more

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Can a person get shingles in the mouth but not have any rashes on the skin?

Can a person get shingles in the mouth but not have any rashes on the skin?

Possible: Intraoral zoster is uncommon, but may produce a sharp unilateral distribution (trigeminal v3) of lesions. No intraoral prodromal symptoms occur. The lesion is very similar to herpes virus infections.
See your dentist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Dr faust 1 tbsp manuka honey 16+ by mouth can be cause rashes in 6 year old? Thanks for all the advice & support.

Dr faust 1 tbsp manuka honey 16+ by mouth can be cause rashes in 6 year old? Thanks for all the advice & support.

Pollen allergy?: Manuka honey is tested and must have manuka pollen: the bees feed on one particular type of flower in new zealand and australia. If someone gets a rash whenever they eat this honey it would make me think of a pollen allergy or a an allergy to one of the unique phytochemicals found naturally in that honey. If you want to keep giving that honey, you may want to consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with what looked like 7 ring worn rashes on my upper chest and shoulders, anti fungal cream used and this morningmore rash?

I woke up yesterday morning with what looked like 7 ring worn rashes on my upper chest and shoulders, anti fungal cream used and this morningmore rash?

See a doctor: You may need to see a doctor today, since the symptoms are worsening. The topical antifungal may work for ringworms infection. Not for any other type of rash. ...Read more

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How long do fungal rashes last?

How long do fungal rashes last?

Weeks to months: When they are treated properly, it takes about 14 days to clear the skin, up to 6 months to clear the scalp, 6 months to 9 months to clear the nails. ...Read more

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I got some white rashes inside my mouth and a big pimple on my face. What should I do?

I got some white rashes inside my mouth and a big pimple on my face. What should I do?

Thrush?: The white patches are likely thrush, an overgrowth of candida yeast secondary to the powerful antibiotic (cleocin) you are using. Check with prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Med not the problem?: There are dozens of alternative antifungal preparations. However, often failure is due to problem with the medication reaching the fungus rather than which antifungal med used. You may do better with cream than ointment; you may need 3 or 4 times a day instead of twice; the problem may be something more than just a fungus. If initial therapy fails, best to ask pharmacist or doctor for recommend. ...Read more

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My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

Could be...: While irritation from wind could be one cause or an additional irritant, in that age group peri-oral dermatitis (rash around the mouth) is most often caused by her licking around the lips and mouth. It even has a doctor name called "lip-lickers dermatitis. Sometimes moisturizers such as vaseline or lip balm put right on the skin can be helpful. Encourage her not to lick around lips. ...Read more

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What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

A number of things: Children get a lot of rashes. It could be contact, food, viral infection, or allergic. If it doesn't go away get it checked. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was told I have fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp can it be healed and does it pass through the mouth? Thankyou

Yesterday I was told I have fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp can it be healed and does it pass through the mouth? Thankyou

Candida: This is a common yeast present in almost all human beings gut. Development of vaginitis with this yeast-like fungus is inordinately common, but may be increased in persons with diabetes, immune deficiencies, on antibiotics or steroids, etc. And of course completely normal individuals can also get these infections. ...Read more

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Baby is allergic to cooked chayote, face and mouth rashes and itchiness. Is it common? What are causing allergens and things he may be a allergic to?

Baby is allergic to cooked chayote, face and mouth rashes and itchiness. Is it common? What are causing allergens and things he may be a allergic to?

Cucumbers?: This is not a common allergen. If the rash is located around mouth only, it could be contact allergy to chayote or any other items added as flavoring agents. If it is really an allergic reaction, you also be allergic to squash and cucumbers. ...Read more

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I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

Mederma for scars: Mederma is an over-the-counter medication that is indicated for the use of scar reduction. It should not be used to treat any other dermatologic conditions. It would be useful to visit your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Yes: Antifungal mouthwash (nystatin) or lozenges (clortrimazole) for 5-10 days. If they don't work, stronger medication such as fluconazole (diflucan). These need a prescription in America. You may have to get a prescription in Falesteen. ...Read more

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Is my 3yr skin rashes coming form daycare? She gets a rash around her mouth with little splits in the corners first, then eventually all over her body, her mouth and bottom seem affected the most. She used my chap stick once and I got a split in the corne

Is my 3yr skin rashes coming form daycare? She gets a rash around her mouth with little splits in the corners first, then eventually all over her body, her mouth and bottom seem affected the most. She used my chap stick once and I got a split in the corne

This: This may be a condition called hand, foot, mouth disease, which is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. It presents with sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Other areas of the body can be affected as well, including the buttocks which you mentioned. There is no specific treatment for this condition, as it usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Your child's pediatrician will be able to tell you if this is what your child is dealing with, or if there is another cause. In the meantime make sure your child's day care practice good hygiene and isolates sick children.
Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Candidiasis-thrush: A doctor or dentist (and sometimes pharmacist) can tell you if you have the yeast infection candidiasis, which can cause halitosis. The mouth usually has red spots or a white area that when wiped off leaves a red spot. It is usually treated with nystatin. It is important to find out the cause of thrush as it can sometimes be a symptom of another disease. ...Read more

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Has had dry, flaky skin on his penis for months. No rashes, bumps, pain or itching. What could it be? Used anti-fungal cream too. Nothing.

Flaky skin: That problem may be related to diabetes, several sexually-transmitted diseases, and xerosis or eczema. Examination by a dermatologist is advised. ...Read more

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