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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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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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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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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 awhile, you should consult your doctor. ...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 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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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 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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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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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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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 possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also 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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How did I suddenly get an itchy rash? Are all sudden itchy rashes allergic in nature?

Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. Brown itchy rash appears?

I have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. Brown itchy rash appears?

A common rash in: The skin folds of the inner thigh is jock itch.This can be treated with over the counter anti-fungal medicine. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

See dermatologist: If this happens when you are in the countryside, you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun.
I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes, it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago I had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist. ...Read more

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In my elbo pit, I have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

In my elbo pit, I have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

Eczema?: This is a common location for atopic dermatitis, or eczema. Taking a lukewarm bath followed by application of an emollient cream/lotion can help. Topical OTC hydrocortisone helps too. Also, examine if you have made any recent changes in skin care products, laundry detergents, etc which might be causing the reaction. ...Read more

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What causes redish non itchy rash on vaginal area?

Many possible causes: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Don't panic.: Nothing makes people more nervous than a rash in the genital area. It could be anything from jock itch to an allergy to something you applied in that area to, yes, something you caught from intimate contact. Put your mind at ease by seeing your doctor and getting it sorted out. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream first if you wish, but if that doesn't work, see your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Need eval to know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

Contact?: It may be from a contact allergy or an irritant. Stop using any anti-static agent or softener when drying your clothes and re-wash all of your underwears before wearing. If your rash developed within a few weeks or months after switching to a new detergent, be sure to go back to the old one. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy rash on vaginal area during period?

Can you give me advice with itchy rash on vaginal area during period?

Frequent pad changes: It could be because you have sensitive skin and is having some reaction to the sanitary pads. You need to change your pads every 2-3 hours, and even more frequently if necessary. ...Read more

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Can taking dbol cause a red bumpy itchy rash on the lower half of your body above your private area?

Can taking dbol cause a red bumpy itchy rash on the lower half of your body above your private area?

WHY??: Why would you want to use an anabolic steroid? Was it prescribed by a Dr??? Or do you hope it will turn you into a fantastic hulk? What is the "rash" on the lower half of your body? If there is no medical indication for steroid therapy you should avoid it and ignore the exaggerated hype about any benefits. You should also see a dermatologist about the rash. ...Read more

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A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

Itchy Rash: Red, raised and very itchy like mosquito bites could be hives. Start small and then coalesce to larger patches. Topical anti itch creams can be applied plus oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a red itchy rash on his genital area what could this be?

My boyfriend has a red itchy rash on his genital area what could this be?

The jock in him?: The most common red itchy rash in the genital area would be a fungal infection. Other causes of rash can be a drug reaction (either from something spread in the area to which he is allergic or a fixed drug rash from something taken internally). Auto-immune diseases can sometimes cause groin rashes as can some sexually transmitted ds. Try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole) and if no response, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Gf woke with her left side clavical swollen. Causing discomfort & is painful to the touch. Also a non itchy rash on the swollen area & night sweats.?

Gf woke with her left side clavical swollen. Causing discomfort & is painful to the touch. Also a non itchy rash on the swollen area & night sweats.?

Need to see this: Sounds like it may well be shingles (herpes zoster), in which case she should be seen and appropriately medicated. Or it may be something entirely different. Let a doctor see this/. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash around my breast area and lower back. Should I be worried?

I have an itchy rash around my breast area and lower back. Should I be worried?

Depends: It is hard to tell even with direct examination but impossible without a more detailed description. Having said that, most rash tends to be transient. However if it lasts more than 2 weeks or gets bothersome enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for about 2 months and noticed that since starting, I've had an itchy rash on my mons pubis area. Is it coming from the lexapro (escitalopram)?

I have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for about 2 months and noticed that since starting, I've had an itchy rash on my mons pubis area. Is it coming from the lexapro (escitalopram)?

Rash: Some people do get a rash with medications like lexapro, (escitalopram) but it's usually more generalized rather than being in only one place. You might want to look at your underwear for sources of irritation, plus whether you've been using a different laundry soap? Your primary care doctor can take a look, and offer more personalized ideas. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more