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How Long Does Diffuse Macular Rash Associated With Syphilis Last
1-3 weeks: It is, of course, variable based on each patient. Em is most often self-limited. Mild cases can resolve in 1-2 weeks but more advanced cases can take longer to resolve. ...Read more
A few weeks: Sometimes a few months. It depends on severity. ...Read more
Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more
Depends on patient: Swelling in the legs or lower extremity associated with hellp syndrome (preeclampsia, toxemia, high blood pressure of pregnancy) resolves after delivery. How fast depends on the person. For some it is in the first 24-48 hours. For others it may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ten days`: Fifth's disease is a viral illness and can trigger a cough as any viral illness can. Usually the cough is one of the last symptoms to go away and can last for tendays or even longer. The key is that by ten days the cough is clearly getting better. If not then it would be worth seeing your physician. ...Read more
Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess include drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
Noticed a recurrent macular rash on my glans penis after intercourse. No pustules, no drainage, causes pruritis. Dermatologist or urologist?
It depends: It all depends on what the treatment was. But, days is usually the best answer we can give. ...Read more
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
Rashes on penis which comes and go.Feels like worms crawling inside. Test shows negative for both syphilis and gorno. Any good medication?
Is it possible for the secondary syphilis rash to be healed by clobetasol lotion? But the rashes came back again just after a few days. Do I have Syp?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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?
Not syphilis: This almost certainly isn't syphilis, which doesn't cause such a localized rash, nor a rash that would fade within 4 days. But since syphilis is on your mind, probably it means you are at risk or suspect you may be. Therefore, you need testing -- also for HIV and other common STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get syphilis from touching someone's rash or sore and then scratching at a scab or something and bleeding?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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