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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Genital Rash (Overview)

Genital rashes are a clinical finding in which a person has an area of skin that is discolored, painful, or itchy on the penis or scrotum in men or on the vulva or labia in women.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
12 doctors shared insights

Genital Rash (Overview)

Genital rashes are a clinical finding in which a person has an area of skin that is discolored, painful, or itchy on the penis or scrotum in men or on the vulva or labia in women.


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What could be causing my genital rash?

What could be causing my genital rash?

See below: Common cause of genital/groin rash is fungus (tinea cruris) which thrives in warm, darm, moistness of groin area. Antifungal creams/sprays used for athlete's foot will also treat this area. Sanitize underwear to kill fungus; change often if damp; keep dry with talc (no cornstarch!) or antifungal spray. Treat for at least 1 week after rash seems to resolve. May recur. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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How can I treat a male genital rash?

How can I treat a male genital rash?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): It will treat fungus and yeast. Also use diaper cream to protect sensitive skin. If it persists see a doctor for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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How can I get rid of a genital rash?

How can I get rid of a genital rash?

Depends: Could be a lot of things. If it's jock itch (fungus) some topical antifungal like Clotrimazole will work. If it's herpes, there's not a lot you can do if it's been more than a couple days. There are other possibilities that need still different treatments. Better have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can latex panty cause genital rash ?

Can latex panty cause genital rash ?

Absolutely: switch to cotton which breaths and doesn't have allergy potential like latex ...Read more

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What could be causing my genital rash?

See below: Common cause of genital/groin rash is fungus (tinea cruris) which thrives in warm, darm, moistness of groin area. Antifungal creams/sprays used for athlete's foot will also treat this area. Sanitize underwear to kill fungus; change often if damp; keep dry with talc (no cornstarch!) or antifungal spray. Treat for at least 1 week after rash seems to resolve. May recur. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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