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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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?

Syphilis testing: Syphilis is tested via blood for secondary infections and if you are concerned about it, see a MD for testing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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