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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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Skin 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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Macular rash or urticaria?

Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Viral or allergic: Fleeting rashes are often allergy, heat , or viral. It is very hard to know without seeing it so i would suggest taking a picture of it and making an appointment with your pediatrician/physician. Taking a picture is very helpful since, like cars with funny noises that are gone when you see the mechanic, rashes can disappear when you see the doctor. ...Read more

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How long will syphilis feet rash take after treatment?

How long will syphilis feet rash take after treatment?

It depends: It all depends on what the treatment was. But, days is usually the best answer we can give. ...Read more

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Will a rash caused by syphilis itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

Will a rash caused by syphilis  itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

It can.: An itchy rash can occur in syphilis, typically in its secondary form. It can be on the pal of the hands, and is contagious. Diagnosis and treatment is very important- this usually involves one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin. ...Read more

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How long does it take before syphilis rash on back goes away? Was Diagnosed with neuropsyphilis and IV therapy of penicillin has been completed.

How long does it take before syphilis rash on back goes away? Was Diagnosed with neuropsyphilis and IV therapy of penicillin has been completed.

Should have cleared: The skin rash of secondary syphilis typically clears up within a few days of starting penicillin. Any rash persisting 10+ days (the usual duration of IV pen for NS) probably wasn't syphilis, and syphilis rash usuallyis body wide, not one area like the back. Maybe penicillin allergy if it started after treatment began. In any case, show it to your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rashes on penis which comes and go.Feels like worms crawling inside. Test shows negative for both syphilis and gorno. Any good medication?

Rashes on penis which comes and go.Feels like worms crawling inside. Test shows negative for both syphilis and gorno. Any good medication?

Urology: If you are experiencing sensations inside your penis and you have been having unprotected sexual contact, you should see a urologist and get it checked. You may need cystoscope: a small scope inserted into the tip of your penis- the price of unprotected sex. ...Read more

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My rashes are gone with clobetasol, does it mean that it is not secondary syphilis?

My rashes are gone with clobetasol, does it mean that it is not secondary syphilis?

Have a blood test: This is your third or fourth question about your fear that your rash is syphilis. If you have had a negative syphilis blood test, it proves syphilis is not the problem. If you have not had a blood test, do it now. You're not going to get anywhere by repeatedly asking questions on HealthTap when the final answer is so easy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pt had rashes on soles of feet & palms at 4yo, was treated w/something, lesions went away, is it possible they are still infected w/latent syphilis?

Pt had rashes on soles of feet & palms at 4yo, was treated w/something, lesions went away, is it possible they are still infected w/latent syphilis?

???????: Second stage syphilis has lesions palms ; soles, also other symptoms. Latent syphilis is latent, meaning no symptoms. A blood test will reveal syphilis. Is the patient aged 4 ? Probably a virus. Possibly pustular dermatitis or psoriasis. If any suspician of syphilis be sure to get the blood test. ...Read more

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9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?

9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?

Syphilis/Psoriasis: Never had sex contact of any kind, not infected at birth, no blood transfusions then very unlikely syphylis. Family Hx of psoriasis? Then more likely to be P. Picture is worth 1,000 words. Exactly where are the lessons on the body. Big worry. I would get blood test 4 S now. It S Kills. P does-not-usually. Why do you think Sylph? What has you Dr. said? But overall most likely Psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

Syphilis: Primary syphilis does include genital sores called chancres, but they are usually painless. http://tinyurl.com/8fzkvwt they look like large, round bug bites that are hard, and usually show up 10-90 days after exposure. They also usually heal up within 6 weeks -- but if untreated, syphilis moves on to further stages. Please see your doctor for any questions about sores on your scrotum. ...Read more

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I have four very small rash on the inside of my wrist for four days they r fading away now i fear it's syphilis would fade that quick & b that small?

I have four very small rash on the inside of my wrist for four days they r fading away now i fear it's syphilis would fade that quick & b that small?

Syphilis: This disease is the great masquerader. If you think you may have been exposed you should be tested and also examined and tested for other stds, including hiv. Please see a doctor asap. Yes, syphilis can look like nearly anything. ...Read more

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Can i get syphilis from coming into contact with the rash on the palms of my room mates hands? He was in the secondary phase before he went to the dr.

Possible: The lesions of secondary syphilis are teaming the causative organism of syphilis and the bugs can penetrate intact skin. See this site for information and consult your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000861.htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get syphilis from touching someone's rash or sore and then scratching at a scab or something and bleeding?

Is it possible to get syphilis from touching someone's rash or sore and then scratching at a scab or something and bleeding?

Syphillis: Is spread by skin to skin contact. If the person had a sore and you touched it, it is possible it was transmitted. You will need an exam and blood testing by your dr. ...Read more

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If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.

If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.

Short answer is No: The differential diagnosis for rash or lesions involve with hands are possible with several diagnosis. To name a few Rocky Mountain spotted fever, sphyllis, drug reaction, psoriasis, antisynthetase syndrome, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, lupus, etc. you should get it checked out by your PCP first with possible skin biopsy and refer to a subspecialists, dermatologist or rheumatologist, as needed. ...Read more

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Can syphilis in the secondary stage appear as two different rash?

Can syphilis in the secondary stage appear as two different rash?

See a DR: If you think you may have this infection, go NOW for help. The diagnosis and treatment are straight forward. 2nd stage syphilis has a distinctive rash and the person is sick. I cannot understand "2 different rash". It is very important to determine the nature of the rash. If it is syphilis, it is extremely important to cure it. ...Read more

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How many days for the secondary syphilis rash to go away?

How many days for the secondary syphilis rash to go away?

Usually 5-10 days: The rash sometimes becomes more prominent in the first 1-2 days after penicillin injection, but then improves rapidly. It should be clearly better in 3-4 days, mostly gone by a week, and completely gone by 10 days or so. See your doctor if you remain concerned about it. ...Read more

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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