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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

Here are some ...: Besides further detailed Hx, a direct look at the concerned area on the scrotum is essential to deduce possible Dx. But gently cleaning and drying the area and lightly applying antifungal with steroid cream 1-2 times daily would be the reasonable temporary measure before gaining pro-evaluation and counseling within 3-5 days. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Help please about five years ago i had sex with this girl about 2 weeks later i developed an itchy rash on my scrotum/penis and it never went away?

Help please about five years ago i had sex with this girl about 2 weeks later i developed an itchy rash on my scrotum/penis and it never went away?

Get dx: 5 years ago, you would have been 13? Assuming that's true, a 5 year rash certainly should be properly diagnosed and treated, so see a dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a red bumpy itchy rash on my scrotum. Been treating it for jock itch for 4 days, now I have blood blisters there. Any ideas on what this is?

I have a red bumpy itchy rash on my scrotum. Been treating it for jock itch for 4 days, now I have blood blisters there. Any ideas on what this is?

See answer : A yeast (candida) or fungal infection is likely the most common cause of a reddened, itchy scrotum which should respond to keeping it clean, dry and an antifungal cream. A contact dermatitis which is an irritation from an allergen is also common and may be from: changes in clothing material, soap, fabric softener, or any chemical. Responds best to steroid cream. Scabies infection also can cause. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my scrotum, between all fingers, and a red patch at the corner of my mouth. I have been using anti-fungal cream and gold bond.

Scabes?: The fingers and groin are a common place for scabies rash, which would not be helped by either treatment you are using. The mouth rash is likely coincidental. You should see you your doc for a full exam and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be the white non-itchy rashes on the scrotum?

What could be the white non-itchy rashes on the scrotum?

Not sure: This is the type of question which cannot be answered easily without seeing the rash. Suggest you show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello doc. I have develop few purplish to dark red itchy rashes on my scrotum. These becomes severe itchy when I work out or on sweating. I get good results on washing with Hydrogen Peroxide. But they donot go away completely. I am 32.

Hello doc. I have develop few purplish to dark red itchy rashes on my scrotum. These becomes severe itchy when I work out or on sweating. I get good results on washing with Hydrogen Peroxide. But they donot go away completely. I am 32.

May be fungal/yeast: infection on the skin of the scrotum. The groin area is a common place that fungal infections occur. The fungus tends to grow well on areas that are warm and moist, and often itch worse when the area become more warm and moist (eg. when working out and/or sweating). Try using an OTC treatment for jock itch, if not helpful, may need prescription. Consider in-box consult on HealthTap for Rx. ...Read more

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As soon as it starts getting cold, I develop an itchy rash in my genital area, and my scrotum skin feels leathery. Not present at all in warm weather?

As soon as it starts getting cold, I develop an itchy rash in my genital area, and my scrotum skin feels leathery.  Not present at all in warm weather?

Eczema: Could be eczema which is a dry skin condition - usually worse in the winter months. Your description could also fit a whole host of other conditions so I would see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash on sctorum. Skin has become very dry and dots are spreading up my penis. Wouldn't say burning sensation but definitely feels warm. ?

Non-itchy rash on sctorum. Skin has become very dry and dots are spreading up my penis. Wouldn't say burning sensation but definitely feels warm. ?

Needs an exam: A medical visit to either the dermatologist or urologist would allow a thorough exam of the involved genital skin to arrive at a diagnosis/treatment. Fungal-type infections come to mind from your description, and these can be treated with topical creams. ...Read more

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Reddish and itchy skin underside scrotum. Found small lesions there and its painful when itched or scratched. What to do? Please help.

Reddish and itchy skin underside scrotum. Found small lesions there and its painful when itched or scratched. What to do? Please help.

Let a doc look at it: From your description it could be something caused by fungus/yeast (e.g. jock itch), it could be viral (e.g. herpes), it could be contact dermatitis, or even caused by bacteria. I have to suggest you show it to a doctor, and discuss it in more detail. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it, whatever it is. ...Read more

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Suffering from a disease in my scrotum there are 100 rice shape lumps &spreadingvery itchy, skin colour when pull i turns white about 8 years ago.Help!

Genital warts?: The description you gave seems like genital warts. These warts could be infectious due to certain viruses, recommend to have physical examination and have workup for any stds. If it is purely warts , then topical application of tcas or podofyllin will be helpful, or laser removal. Before that needs physical examination by physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red itchy skin on bottom of penis and scrotum?

What to do if I have red itchy skin on bottom of penis and scrotum?

R/O T. CRURIS : Tinea Cruris is a fungal rash that presents in this fashion. You need an exam and discussion of treatment options.topical vs oral antifungals ...Read more

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Once I have a itchyrash on buttock, andred itchy scrotum, nothing in penis, i wasconcern itwas herpes, docsay itwashongus, should I beconcernwt herpe?

Once I have a itchyrash on buttock, andred itchy scrotum, nothing in penis, i wasconcern itwas herpes, docsay itwashongus, should I beconcernwt herpe?

See answer: Itchy, red dermatitis in genital area and creases of the groin, lower abdominal skin folds, and buttocks most commonly fungal/yeast in origin. Herpes, often acquired without signs or symptoms, typically appears as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum, or mouth which break and leave painful sores that may take 2-4 wks to heal. Screening for std advised in all sexually active adult. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

Syphilis: Primary syphilis does include genital sores called chancres, but they are usually painless. http://tinyurl.com/8fzkvwt they look like large, round bug bites that are hard, and usually show up 10-90 days after exposure. They also usually heal up within 6 weeks -- but if untreated, syphilis moves on to further stages. Please see your doctor for any questions about sores on your scrotum. ...Read more

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My scrotum and the area around my penis is itchy and has bump like rashes on it I am a virgin, what could it be? Sometimes it itches so bad

My scrotum and the area around my penis is itchy and has bump like rashes on it I am a virgin, what could it be? Sometimes it itches so bad

Yeast infection: You could have a yeast infection . Try to keep clean and dry, ear cotton underwear. Try some over the counter anti fungal cream. If no help see a doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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