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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

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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Fiance had red itchy rash that is spreading on genital, swollen and no leaking.

Fiance had red itchy rash that is spreading on genital, swollen and no leaking.

Cortisone cream: Try hydrocortisone cream but if not helpful after a couple of days. consult a doctor. If condom has been used, considered latex allergy but allergy to semen is also another possibility. ...Read more

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I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge.I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen.Any suggestions?

I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge.I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen.Any suggestions?

Please see Dr. ASAP: A number of things can cause these symptoms, infections and reactions to medications are two most common, but many others. This needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to say without being able to do a physical exam and know the results of x rays and lab studies. The cough needs evaluation in a smoker because of the high risk of major lung issues. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Many possibilities: Any of several skin conditions could cause this. Although people often assume insect bites, it's an uncommon cause. But I do wonder about scabies, or perhaps pubic lice (crabs). Or folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation, especially if you shave the area. No STD is a likely cause. See a doctor or clinic if more spots keep appearing or if not clearing up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Possible hives: Sounds like you may have hives brought on by stress and sweating. Antihistamines frequently offer relief. Suggest seeing a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Needs exam: red and hot is either hives or abscess formation; however, you will need to submit a photo and I suggest and examination: cannot actually be answered here without a picture or exam. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Maybe : Moving to a new location, at times may affect your skin, several reasons can play a role, the weather, the relative humidity, possibly allergens in the area, or just may be the anxiety of adjusting to a new place, it can also be unrelated to moving. Skin care can help till you get to see your doctor or a dermatologist, warm bath, moisturizers, avoid dehydration, OTC antihistamine & anti itch cream ...Read more

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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy.  There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral.mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...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