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Extremely itchy rash on genital area, caused one of the lips to swell and 31 weeks pregnant.

Extremely itchy rash on genital area, caused one of the lips to swell and 31 weeks pregnant.

Yeast: Try topical monistat, tinactin (tolnaftate) or other antiyeast. Keep clean and as dry as possible by using a cool dryer or fan. If no resolution by one week, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Red rash on genitals it's not itchy  or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes on the genitals keep returning. Gu or derm doc?

Itchy rashes on the genitals keep returning. Gu or derm doc?

See primary MD: Why not talk to your primary care physician. Most times they can tell what it is or they can obtain a culture to get a diagnosis when the rash is present. If they cannot treat the problem they can refer you to the appropriate sub-specialist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my genital rash?

What could be causing my genital rash?

See below: Common cause of genital/groin rash is fungus (tinea cruris) which thrives in warm, darm, moistness of groin area. Antifungal creams/sprays used for athlete's foot will also treat this area. Sanitize underwear to kill fungus; change often if damp; keep dry with talc (no cornstarch!) or antifungal spray. Treat for at least 1 week after rash seems to resolve. May recur. ...Read more

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How can I treat a male genital rash?

How can I treat a male genital rash?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): It will treat fungus and yeast. Also use diaper cream to protect sensitive skin. If it persists see a doctor for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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How to identify that a genital rash is herpes or not?

How to identify that a genital rash is herpes or not?

Painful Blisters: Herpes is a rash of painful small blister usually in clusters. It is often recurrent. Have you had blisters in the area previously? You should see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis because they are treatable but need to start treatment early in course. The diagnosis is paramount for future treatment and to prevent spread to partner and especially regarding implications of herpes and future pregnancy. ...Read more

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If a genital rash does appear how can you know whether or not it is herpes?

If a genital rash does appear how can you know whether or not it is herpes?

Vessicles: Sometimes it is difficult to definately diagnose a herpes simplex genetal rash. If you have had a recent new unprotected sexual contact and if you have clusters of little tiny blisters (vessicles) you have genital herpes. This vessicular rash will tend to recur in the same location if it is herpes. The recurrences are less severe than the initial episode. ...Read more

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Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Genital Rash (Definition)

Genital rashes are a clinical finding in which a person has an area of skin that is discolored, painful, or itchy on the penis or scrotum in men or on the vulva ...Read more