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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...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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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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How long does a fungual rash last?

How long does a fungual rash last?

Fungal rash: A fungal infections can last for as long as not treated. In addition, it can increase in size, spread to a larger area of the body while being very contagious. ...Read more

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I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should I expect complete resolution?

I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should I expect complete resolution?

Skin fungal: Infections especially in area which are naturally MOIST are VERY difficult to get rid of....Remember KEEP DRY in between applications of whatever your using topically. Take antifungal medication (if that is prescribed) for a few weeks after rash is gone!

Hope this helps
Dr z ...Read more

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I have a fungal rash which I'm using Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream for, so how long before the rash disappears?

I have a fungal rash which I'm using Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream for, so how long before the rash disappears?

Four Weeks: Depending upon the anatomic location, after using an anti fungal cream (nizoral), it may take as long as one month for the rash to disappear. ...Read more

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If I had a fungal rash and it was caused by an std, would I be able to be accurately tested for the std? Or would I possibly have to wait longer?

Fungal rash: Fungal rashes are caused by fungus, most commonly candida. This can occur non-sexually in men with diabetes, immunocompromised men, and uncircumcised men. Std's can also produce rashes but they are specific. Herpes often produces painful blisters grouped together on penis. Syphilis produces a chancre, a painless ulcer on or around genital area. Psoriasis can occur on genitals. ...Read more

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Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Possibly: If itchy, quite likely fungal (times corporate).
If sore, painful, blistering or seeping discolored fluids, you have a secondary bacterial infection (cellulitis).
Please see your physician ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 18 days ago I now have a fungal like rash on scrotum the last 3 days ago but no sores or pain and light itch could it be herpes?

I had unprotected sex 18 days ago I now have a fungal like rash on scrotum the last 3 days ago but no sores or pain and light itch could it be herpes?

You: Stated fungal like. If you are correct then it is not herpes. However with unprotected sex you need full evaluation for STDS and practice safe sex ...Read more

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had a rash of red spots under both breasts now that have come and go since last August, they are red, itchy and sore, could this be a fungal rash?

had a rash of red spots under both breasts now that have come and go since last August, they are red, itchy and sore, could this be a fungal rash?

Yes: The skin under your breasts are often (since its warm and often moist) where fungal infections "set uphouse' Over the counter LOTRIMIN (clotrimazole) cream may help and if not your GYN can treat with Prescription anti-fungal preparations. Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime a area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime a area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

You: You may be dealing with an allergy/contact dermatitis. Consider any new lotions, soaps, or products you are using in your private area. Also a new laundry detergent could be to blame. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the outside genital area a few times a day. Otherwise follow up with your doctor.
Best of luck. ...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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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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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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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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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...Read more

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9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

See a Dermatologist: For better management of this condition, if you have already seen one, get a revisit or get a second opinion, best wishes ...Read more

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Characteristics of a fungal rash?

Characteristics of a fungal rash?

Depends: Depends on the type of fungus that caused it, most of the time raised borders, fairly regular shape, scaly, itchy. ...Read more

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Does fungal rash go away by itself?

Does fungal rash go away by itself?

Sometimes: Its possible for fungal rashes (of the feet, genitals, or body) to go away by itself, but eradication and symptom relief will come much faster with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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How can you remove a fungal rash on body?

How can you remove a fungal rash on body?

Rash: There are topical and oral anti fungal medications that may be prescribed to treat fungal infections based on location and type suspected. See a dermatologist to evaluate and treat the conditions. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my rash is fungal? Or if it's something else?

How can I tell if my rash is fungal? Or if it's something else?

Fungal rashes: One clue is that fungus likes to grow in warm, moist areas -like the groin, or between the toes (think sweaty socks). If it itches also, it could be fungus. Bacterial infections of the skin don't itch. There are other things that could be red and itchy -such as what's caused by contact allergy, inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, etc. Try drying the area if you think it's fungus, or show a doc. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a fungal rash on my butt. How can I identify it / treat it?

I have what looks like a fungal rash on my butt. How can I identify it / treat it?

Fungal rash?: Most certain ways to id fungus are to have doc take a scraping, add potassium hydroxide (koh), & look at specimen under microscope for fungal elements or have doc take specimen for culture (takes about a week for most to grow). Or you can try empiric therapy: use otc antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) 2-3 times a day for at least a week. If rash still there or getting worse, see doc. ...Read more

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Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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