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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have herpes simplex 2, but i rarely have any major outbreaks . Now i got bumps that are red, itchy,and swollen. Is this a outbreak? In my pubic area

I have herpes simplex 2, but i rarely have any major outbreaks . Now i got bumps that are red, itchy,and swollen. Is this a outbreak? In my pubic area

No way to know: Herpes is usually painful. Not just itchy. If the outbreak is different than your normal then prob not. You might check with your doc to look at it to see if the lesions look like Herpes ...Read more

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I get an area of itchy not painfull rash only on butt cheek that appears every other month. Rash come out exactly on the same place. Is it herpes?

I get an area of itchy not painfull rash only on butt cheek that appears every other month. Rash come out exactly on the same place. Is it herpes?

Itchy rash: Yes, it in fact could be a form of herpes virus. The best way to find out for sure it to go to your pcp or a dermatologist the next time it appears, so we can help you obtain a diagnosis. Then, you may be able to get some help to prevent recurrences or otherwise treat your condition. ...Read more

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Small cut outside anis. Bit itchy but no pain. Can it be herpes? Had rash 2 days ago on other buttcheeck. Dr thinks it's shingles & swabbed 4 herpes.

Small cut outside anis. Bit itchy but no pain.  Can it be herpes? Had rash 2 days ago on other buttcheeck. Dr thinks it's shingles & swabbed 4 herpes.

Probably not herpes: Herpes usually only occurs on one side of the body or the other, so going from one "butt cheek" is highly unlikely. Go back to your doctor and have him/her look at the new lesion. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

Folliculitis is a condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more