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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
Look closely: May be something as simple as crabs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My boyfriend has a non itchy rash on his groin area now I'm getting it under my breasts, what to do?
Non itchy rash: You may have a fungal rash. See a dermatologist for confirmation. ...Read more
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
A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it 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
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.?
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
Do I have fungus? It started with red itchy rash now it's dry scaly and partly slippery with burning sensation and area with rash has darkened.
Fungus possible: It could be due to a funfus, but for a definitivr diagnosis see your foctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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