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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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Is it common to misdiagnose syphilis? Is it normal to not do a bloodtest for this condition? My husband has a rash all over his body. Some spots remind me of chickenpox. The doc didn't do any tests he simply looked at him, said he has an std (we have been

Is it common to misdiagnose syphilis? Is it normal to not do a bloodtest for this condition? My husband has a rash all over his body. Some spots remind me of chickenpox. The doc didn't do any tests he simply looked at him, said he has an std (we have been

Blood test needed: The rash sounds like the secondary stage of syphilis. New HIV also might be possible. I suspect some information is missing. Are you sure your husband is giving you the full story? Syphilis or HIV can't be diagnosed by exam alone; a blood test is needed to diagnose and to know the best treatment. You will need to be tested and treated (assuming you and your husband are sexually active together). ...Read more

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How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include
-malaise
-fever
-headache
-rhinorrhea
-cough. ...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 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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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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Diffuse rash after spending week in tropics. Is in bikini zone?

Diffuse rash after spending week in tropics. Is in bikini zone?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

What Age: The age of the patient makes a big difference. With the information given and the fact that fever is involved I would visit with your doctor now. ...Read more

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What is a diffuse rash like?

What is a diffuse rash like?

Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple). ...Read more

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Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Allergic reaction?: Could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. See dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern. ...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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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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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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If I think I got syphilis from dancing with my room mate when he had the secondary rash on his palms, how soon can I be tested?

If I think I got syphilis from dancing with my room mate when he had the secondary rash on his palms, how soon can I be tested?

How do you know?: Although secondary syphilis is a disseminated infection with treponema pallidum in the skin and mucous membrane lesions, the mucous patches in the mouth and the condylomata latum on moist surfaces are much more infectious than the palm lesions. If the site of transmission is the palm, the primary ulcer or chancre should occur there. The fta test can turn positive before the rpr. ...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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Does syphilis rash can be itchy?

Does syphilis rash can be itchy?

Rarely: It is very rare for syphilis rash to itch. Probably it's something else. But if you have been at risk for STDs, don't take the chance; get checked for syphilis and other STDs. ...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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Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

No risk, no worries: Syphilis is an STD. Although it can be transmitted from infected mothers to their unborn babies. In adults it is only transmitted by sex. Touching is not enough. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does the skin rash from the later stages of syphilis only affect the palms and soles?

Does the skin rash from the later stages of syphilis only affect the palms and soles?

Syphilis: The signs and symptoms of syphilis vary depending in which of the four stages it presents (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary). The primary stage classically presents with a single chancre (a firm, painless, non-itchy skin ulceration), secondary syphilis with a diffuse rash which frequently involves the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, latent syphilis with little to no symptoms, and. ...Read more

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Can you advise for hand rash similar to syphilis?

See a doctor!: If you fear you may have syphilis, you should see a doctor ASAP. The secondary stage of syphilis, when rash develops, can be very dangerous, both for the infected person and his or her sex partners. Don't mess around with it -- get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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Can syphilis occur as a itchy rash on lip?

Can syphilis occur as a itchy rash on lip?

Unlikely: Syphilis can occur on the lip but generally the chancre or rash is not itchy. If you think you have been exposed see your doctor and be assessed ...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.

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

Rash All Over (Definition)

A generalized rash consists of lesions affecting a number of areas on the body which change the color, texture or ...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