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What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Itchy rash on pubic area after 2 days of shaving?

Folliculitis: Sounds like folliculitis. If the redness spreads or the skin gets firm, hot, painful then see a doctor since it could be a cellulitis (infection). ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I am itchy and rash on pubic hair, remedy?

I am itchy and rash on pubic hair, remedy?

Pubic rash: There are a number of possible causes for these symptoms. So an examination would likely be required to provide correct diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Gave penicillin to my 7yo son for strep a day ago today he has itchy rash in pubic area, shold he finish penicillin? Gave him benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Gave penicillin to my 7yo son for strep a day ago today he has itchy rash in pubic area, shold he finish penicillin? Gave him benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Rash: A sandpaper feeling pink rash localized to the pubic area is often seen in strep infections. It can also spread to the rest of the body, but treatment usually slows this progression. It usually appears the first 24 hrs of the strep infection if it occurs at all. Hives would suggest an allergic rxn. Benedryl is ok for itching as needed. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also, have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also, have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

Many: Contact allergy, bug bites, scabies- just to mention a few. If this has been going on for a while, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have rashes at my pubic area its very itchy now what I do?

I have rashes at my pubic area its very itchy now what I do?

See your doctor.: This may be an allergic contact reaction or a folliculitis, but a sexual transmitted infection like scabies or herpes need to be excluded. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair then a week later I developed some vesicles and rashes which are itchy and burning. It's been 2 months now. What should I apply. Thanks in advance?

I shaved my pubic hair then a week later I developed some vesicles and rashes which are itchy and burning. It's been 2 months now. What should I apply. Thanks in advance?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, if you are sexually active the lesions may be a sexually transmitted infection like herpes.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Have Shingles Feb.been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?

Have Shingles Feb.been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?

Change antiviral?: You cannot get rid of the virus that causes chicken pox and also shingles — varicella zoster. Would be odd, but not impossible, to have shingles on face and pubic area. May be another virus. Liquid from oozing lesions can be tested to see what virus it is. ...Read more

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I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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Have slightldarkerbrown birthmark looking type rash on my pubic area. Not itchy.hasn't gone away in a month. Was just one spot but recentlyspread.

Have slightldarkerbrown birthmark looking type rash on my pubic area. Not itchy.hasn't gone away in a month. Was just one spot but recentlyspread.

Either this was not: A birthmark but a fungal infection or other type of rash, or the mole needs a biopsy. Either way you need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash in one area of my pubic hair?

I have an itchy rash in one area of my pubic hair?

Many differing dx: If you shave or use hair removers, these could certainly lead to an itchy, inflammatory process in the pubic area. Contact dermatitis, or a sensitivity or allergy, could also do this. Yeast infections from sweating are yet another possibility. Then there are infectious, contagious processes like pubic lice and scabies that could be culprits. ...Read more

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What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

This may be a simple: Fungus infection (jock itch) but to be certain you should see a health care professional. Treatment with any of the over the counter medications in the anti fungal aisle should be effective but a health care professional may be able to provide you with a prescription anti fungal that would be more effective. ...Read more

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I am a 48-year-old male. I have a rash around my pubic area red circular patches not raised and not itchy. I work out 4 times a week. Treatment?

I am a 48-year-old male. I have a rash around my pubic area red circular patches not raised and not itchy. I work out 4 times a week. Treatment?

TINEA CRURIS: Jock itch is a dermatophyte infection of the groin common among men due to sweating and moist area. Treatment is with topical antifungal cream and oral rx ...Read more

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Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

See your doctor: Red bumps on your pubic area need to be seen by a physician because they usually need treatment. Red itchy rashes are also important to treat. They can range from infections which are also contagious such as strep or herpes to skin conditions such as allergies and eczema. Please do not delay getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash in my pubic hair. I shaved the area 3 days ago with a veet razor good for body shave. What could it bet?

I have an itchy red rash in my pubic hair. I shaved the area 3 days ago with a veet razor good for body shave. What could it bet?

Folliculitis: Shaving too close, maybe getting infected. I do not understand the fad of public shaving. Are you a nudist? Best is to stop shaving. You may need to see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, you can try otc Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (cream)--- get the lowest % (2 1/2; or 5%). Bewhere that it bleaches color out of fabrics. ...Read more

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I have a red, very itchy rash under my chest hair and in my pubic hair. Comes and goes, potentially seems stress related. Rash looks like speckles.

See a dermatologist: It is often related to a fungal infection of the skin and can be easily treated. See a dermatologist. Do not use kenalog (triamcinolone) without a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime an area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime an area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

You : You may be dealing with an allergy/contact dermatitis. Consider any new lotions, soaps, or products you are using in your private area. Also, a new laundry detergent could be to blame. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the outside genital area a few times a day. Otherwise, follow up with your doctor.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over. White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over.  White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may have contracted scabies from the contact but there are other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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Can viral rashes be itchy?

Can viral rashes be itchy?

Yes: Yes there can be a mild itchy associated with viral rash and they can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

Narrow it down: I want to help but this description could include several chapters in a dermatology text book. A photo or visit to the doctor can help narrow it down. Answers to questions like timing, duration, shape of the lesions, flat or raised, scaly or greasy, tenderness, medications are some clues that can provide clues. ...Read more

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Light rashes on the whole body but is not itchy. What is it called?

Light rashes on the whole body but is not itchy. What is it called?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I've got rashes on my body for no reason, and it is so itchy! Help?

I've got rashes on my body for no reason, and it is so itchy! Help?

See doctor: There are many causes for skin rash and you should see your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than 6 weeks. ...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