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Folliculitis genital area?

Folliculitis genital area?

Folliculitis: Staphylococcal folliculitis. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic that you apply to your skin (topical), that you take by mouth (oral), or both. Your doctor may also recommend that you avoid shaving the affected area until the infection heals. If you must shave, use either an electric razor or clean razor blade every time. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Are boils and genital warts related?

Are boils and genital warts related?

Not really...: Boils are like very large pimples - they need to be drained to clear up. Warts are caused by a virus and need to be treated in different ways. ...Read more

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Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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Reoccurring large bumps/boils in genital area?

Culture and therapy: get a bacterial culture of the boils and get on antibiotic therapy. Call for a GYN evaluation. ...Read more

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Folliculitus in women genital areas?

Question?: Yes, folliculitis can happen in genital areas. You should get evaluated by your doctor to see if you may need antibiotics to treat, vs just localized therapy. ...Read more

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Are boils contagious?

It depends: It depends if what you have truly are boils. ...Read more

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Are boils contagious?

Are boils contagious?

Sort of: Boils contain bacteria. They are contagious in the sense that another person could become infected from the bacteria, especially if they have a weak immune system or have an open skin area like a cut, etc. Keep boil covered and minimize contact with others. ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Yes, maybe: If you have soreness, burning blister on the genital area is most likely a herpes genitalia. The term "sore" is not specific. I'd advise having a doctor lookat you. ...Read more

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Can genital skin tags spread?

Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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How I can differentiate genital folliculitis from genital herpes?

Clear fluid: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle and there will be small pustules or redness around the hair follicles. Herpes is not just around the hair follicles and usually is a small blister filled with clear fluid and a surrounding red base. ...Read more

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Bumps and blisters in genital area?

Bumps and blisters in genital area?

Can be STD: Presence of bumps and blisters + pain your indicated further is suggesting herpes genitalis. Go and see your doctor for exam, std screen, correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Two Herpes: I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections. Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How to get rid of genital boils? Its where the crease of my panty line is

Cut out when calm: When infected, boils must be lanced. After the infection calms down, excision is only way to cure. Usually can be done by general surgeon in office if small and single. ...Read more

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I have Autioimmune disease not sexually active I'm a virgin I have what I think is a genital boil it fills with puss when it pops blood comes out of it very little white pus I currently had one it popped I got another right below help??

I have Autioimmune disease not sexually active  I'm a virgin I have what I think is a genital boil it fills with puss when it pops blood comes out of it very little white pus I currently had  one it popped I got another right below help??

Bartholin's cyst: Causes swelling of the labia near the entrance to the vagina. It can become big and painful. They can also get infected and need to be drained. Soaking in warm water can help but with auto immune disease you must have this evaluated and perhaps even drained surgically. Good health. ...Read more

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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these I haven't had sex virgin?

See Dr for exam: If you haven't had sex Herpes Genitalis is much less likely, but If the boil is recurrent in the same location it is still possible because HSV Type 1 which causes cold sores on the lips can also cause genital herpes( by touching lesion on the lips and then touching vaginal area). Normal boils occur from infected hair follicles. Recurrent boils in different areas can be a sign of MRSA. ...Read more

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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

You may have a...: Bartholin's cyst. This is an abscess that can occur on either side of the inner vagina near its entrance. You need to see a gynecologist (or at least a doctor who's experienced in gynecology) to confirm the diagnosis and drain the cyst. You may be prescribed antibiotics and given some other instructions to help the cyst heal. Unfortunately, it's not something you can treat on your own. ...Read more

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Reoccurring large bumps/boils in genital area?

Culture and therapy: get a bacterial culture of the boils and get on antibiotic therapy. Call for a GYN evaluation. ...Read more

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Are boils and genital warts related?

Not really...: Boils are like very large pimples - they need to be drained to clear up. Warts are caused by a virus and need to be treated in different ways. ...Read more

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Confused about vaginal boil or genital warts?

Confused about vaginal boil or genital warts?

Here are some ...: Genital warts are painless and boil is hot and painful. Reviewing detailed history & conducting physical exam with inspection and palpation should lead to correct diagnosis with no confusion. ...Read more

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What's going on when you have a boil on your genitals?

What's going on when you have a boil on your genitals?

Boil: Your question answers itself. There are multiple causes, and this needs to be looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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I have been getting boils since I was 10years old mostly around the genital area and my inner thighs. What. Could be the cause of this. I am 32 now.

Boils: These are often recurrences of Staphylococcal skin eruptions and may be due to colonization with subsequent breaks in the skin allowing entry of the organisms. Suggest seeing a dermatologist and having these examined and cultured the next time you have an outbreak. May be possible to clear this up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital bumps. I have bumps, white bumps on my anus they do not itch nor do I believe they are boils. I didn't realize they appeared?

I am experiencing genital bumps. I have bumps, white bumps on my anus they do not itch nor do I believe they are boils. I didn't realize they appeared?

Just a thought: but the "bumps" may actually be small clotted hemorrhoids! Your Primary Care provider can examine/diagnose this issue! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a boil like lump in my genital area..Thot it'd go away but it got bigger and now I have one more. It hurts a lot.What do I do and what is it?

I have a boil like lump in my genital area..Thot it'd go away but it got bigger and now I have one more. It hurts a lot.What do I do and what is it?

See a doctor: Any type of skin disorder is best handled in person where the doctor can see and feel it to know exaclty what it is. It could be herpes or a cyst or a bartholin's cyst. Get it checked out asap. You might need some antibiotics or surgery to have it removed. ...Read more

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Can I use lidocaine hydrochloride jelly USP 2% on my son who is 1 1/2? He has like a boil right under his genital are that he is complaining hurts.

Can I use lidocaine hydrochloride jelly USP 2% on my son who is 1 1/2? He has like a boil right under his genital are that he is complaining hurts.

See Your Doctor Now: ! 1/2 yr old, "has a boil". Topical Lidocaine is absorbed into the system & is NOT safe for use on a child this age; can cause seizures & more. Boils are caused by bacterial infection, require antibiotics, & specific topical care. Be aware this may not be a boil as virus & allergy lesions can look like a boil. Visual inspection is needed. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Boils around the genital and buttocks area. its it common to have them every time my menstrual cycle begins. I've been getting them for about 3 yrs.

Get checked: Has your gynecologist seen them when this occurs? You should arrange that. They could be cultured to see if they are truly infectious boils, and if they are viral or bacterial. in the mean time, warm soaks in the tub may help, along with careful cleaning of the areas with soap and water. ...Read more

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My hubby n i r getting boils/cysts under arms, butts and genitals on/off for 3yrs. How 2 make this go away. Had meds, antibacterial soaps, clean ppl!

My hubby n i r getting boils/cysts under arms, butts and genitals on/off for 3yrs.  How 2 make this go away. Had meds, antibacterial soaps, clean ppl!

Takes some time: Sounds like you 2 may be colonized with bacteria causing these boils. Try usi g hibiclens wash (sold at most drug stores) daily for 2 weeks to clear the colonization. Another option is taking a bleach bath (1/2 cup bleach) in an entire tub of bath water 2 or 3 times a week. This may decrease or eliminate this problem. Also be sure not to share personal hygiene items. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more