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Open Sores On Groin Area
I HAVE OPEN SORES ON GROIN AREA TRID EVERY CREAM GOING BUT NOTHING WORKS ANY SUGESTIONS ON TREATMENTS?
Skin infection?: Several conditions could cause this sort of problem, most likely some sort of infection. No over-the-counter creams are likely to help very much (as you have found), and some might make the problem worse. Do not treat yourself; see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Treated for chlymadia a month ago when I found open sores on the groin bikini line and buttocks. I have a bump again near the buttocks sore. Herpes?
Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything. Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?
you should see a general surgeon (or your primary care doctor) for an evaluation. He/she will examine you and determine if a biopsy is necessary. It could be nothing serious but lymphoma may need to be ruled-out. The first step is a consultation and an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I have gotten utis along with open sores around the area for years. Recently the sores have gotten worse. What should do as my next step?
Gynecologic exam: This does not sound normal, please review with an expert to find out what is causing this. ...Read more
STD?: A photo is worth a thousand words when it comes to diagnosing skin disorders. Dry patches usually signify eczema in other parts of body but can be assc with yeast in vaginal area. Open sores could be an std like herpes, syphilis, chancre. But could also be a yeast infection that she scratched at. Best is to go to dr and get checked! ...Read more
I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?
Folliculitis: It is likely a local spread of a staph or strep species that is causing you to have an outbreak. Can try chlorhexadine soap / scrub (may have to ask pharmacist where to find it), and if not successful, see your dr / urgent care for antibiotic rx and more specific instruction on how to get rid of. ...Read more
After you shave your private areas, it breaks out on the inner lips and the bumps are now open sores?
Please don't: Shave your labia - this area is very tender. At this point I would recommend a medical evaluation to address the open sores. ...Read more
I'm having vaginal discomfort I have sensitive areas that feel like open sores and sometime my vagina is swollen?
Hi well I have many open sores in my vagina area and I am on acyclovir but I need advice on how to heal the sores quicker?
Treat the cause: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. You have best tx. ...Read more
I have a Ingrow hair on my private area w/ open sores. Been on antibiotics & cream but not going away. What do I do?
May need longer term: antibiotic therapy, or debridement (surgically opening up) the abscesses/ follicles to drain. If things continue to look infected despite antibiotic therapy, you will need to culture some pus from these things to make sure it is not a resistant bacterium or fungus. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?
I have some ingrown hair on private area that has caused open sores that won't go away. I'm on second round of antibotics diff kind. Please help painf?
My 14 month old son had little pimple like things on his gentile area this morning. When I picked him up from day care the pimples are now open sores. What are these?
Needs to be seen: I would arrange for your kid to be seen by his pcp by the end of the week. This could be something minor or not & it will take an exam to sort out. ...Read more
I have a sore under my bottom right side teeth (28-30) area. It feels almost like they are open sores when I feel with my tongue. Very painful?
Sores: Not a descriptive enough label. Are they on cheek or tongue side? Are you prone to mouth ulcers? How long has it been since your last baseline dental examination? How long have lesions been present? And so many more questions. Please see a Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Is there anything besides herpes that can cause open sores in genital area? Could a severe UTI cause them?
I have a red area on my inner thigh with three tiny dots in a row that resemble tiny pimples. They are not open sores and are slightly itchy. Insect?
Skin bumps/bites: Thank you for your question. A red area with three tiny pimple-like dots in a row may be caused by many things, including insect bites. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such as allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I used my own razor to shave my vaginal area an anus an recently I've gotten red looks like open sores aroundy anus that burn an are sore?
Small skin cuts: You likely have caused small nicks in your skin when you shaved. Consider a higher quality shaver and shaving cream. For now, try to wash the area with soap and water twice a day, dry, and use a "baby" powder to keep your skin dry during the day and night. Also consider applying warm compresses for pain relief. See a doctor immediately if you are a diabetic or if it does not improve in 2 days ...Read more
I hugged a prostitute and her sweat touched y neck. I don't have any open sores, or injury or any blood contqct with her. Can I get std? I took a shower within half an hour and cleaned the area with water and soap
Not at all likely: If that was truly your only contact and no other and the other individual indeed had no transmissible STD's then (not all sex workers are infected) it is not likely that you would contract an STD that way. Why don't you seek a safer form for your sexual outlet-I.e. Seek a true life partner, not just a sexual outlet, not easy but much more satisfying and worthwhile. Good luck. ...Read more
3 bumps in pubic hair area. Popped them. They are open sores with a white ring. No burning sensation, pain, sore only to touch. Folliculitus? Herpes?
Can't tell: You need to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Considerations: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Decubitus: These are called decubitus ulcers, and they are due to pressure on the skin from constant bedrest. Tell the nursing home personnel to get him out of bed as often as possible, or if that is not feasible, at least turn him from side to side several times per day. He should also have an "egg-crate" foam rubber pad on top of his mattress. ...Read more
No, but it depends.: Herpes simplex virus is generally spread by direct contact, especially mucosa to mucosa. (mucosa is the soft lining of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, all the down to the anus). If the "kissing" is merely a "cousins kiss" lips to skin, the the risk is low. If, however, it was more of a so called "french kiss, " then the risk is considerably higher, especially if there are open sores. ...Read more
No real difference: They are essentially the same thing, though the word "open" suggests that the sore may be newer or fresh, and wet with lymph fluid. Both of them are a breakdown of the outer layer of skin, which increases chance of infection. Keep the area clean and dry until it heals. ...Read more
I have four open sores and three little bumps in between my butt, what could it be and how can I get them removed?
Shingles: As soon as you are diagnosed with shingles, your doctor probably will start treatment with antiviral medicines. If you begin medicines within the first 3 days of seeing the shingles rash, you have a lower chance of having later problems, such as postherpetic neuralgia. You can use alcohol but it will not treat the shingles ...Read more
PROVEN?: If msra has been the proven organism by culture you would guide treatment by antibiotic sensitivity in the culture as opposed to using a standard drug formula. Also depends on where and severity. Perhaps a simple sulfa drug sometimes combined with a TB drug and sometimes as aggressive as with IV vancomycin. ...Read more
Friction cz's sores: Open wounds are caused be many things including trauma, pressure friction, etc. Napkins and condoms are designed to be used in especially sensitive areas and with "normal use" there should be very few problems. However, vigorous intercourse can cause friction wounds and there are many recorded problems with sores from napkins. The key is to be careful with anything touching sensitive tissues. ...Read more
Sores on tongue: A lot depends on duration and description of sores. It may be something simple or it could be something very serious. If they have been there longer than two weeks you really need to see a dentist or an ENT for an evaluation. In the meantime try to avoid acidic foods, salts and keep the mouth clean. ...Read more
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