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Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

See answer: There are 8 herpes virus types. Types most familiar to us: herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) which can cause mouth cold sores and/or genital herpes; and varicella-zoster virus which causes chicken pox and shingles. Type-specific herpes blood test can help detect prior exposure to Types 1 and 2. L-Arginine, a common supplement, reportedly promotes replication of the herpes virus. Significant? ...Read more

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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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I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

Swollen lymph nodes!: You should carefully monitor those lymph nodes. If they increase in number or size or pain or anything else then go to your doc and have him send you to a surgeon for a biopsy right away. If they go away on their own, great! ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

Rashes need exam for: diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...Read more

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Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

May be: There is no consistency to symptoms of HIV. None of the tests is 100% at three weeks. In about 12 weeks, you should get a test of HIV nucleic acids, if negative, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Rash: Difficult to know without seeing it. 1 possibility is that it may be staph or strep on his chin, called impetigo with a more generalized rash that often accompanies it. If this is the case he requires antibiotics to protect particularly his kidneys. Have the rash examined and get a confirmed diagnosis to help with his care. All the best in getting this sorted out. ...Read more

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Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you

Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you

Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots more emerge on only one side of the body in a strip this could be shingles. If the same cluster always comes back in the same place, this could be an unusual location for herpes simplex. ...Read more

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10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

Not an HIV symptom: It is not possible to diagnose the cause of your rash, without more info, and a photo of it. However, be reassured that what you described is NOT consistent with symptoms/signs of HIV, SInce you had unprotected sex with your ex, and appear to be concerned about having contracted an STI, I recommend that you go for STI screening, including HIV, and use condoms. Most counties provide free testing ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter has had a sore throat and flu symptoms last week now she has a small pimple type rash all over her face I've looked online and?

My 7 year old daughter has had a sore throat and flu symptoms last week now she has a small pimple type rash all over her face I've looked online and?

Need more info: Most of the symptoms described sound like a virus and so it is hard to say for sure without more information or picture. If there is fever present right now and sore throat I would recommend seeing your doctor for strep testing. If the testing is negative then they will likely tell you to give fluids and rest and supportive care. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin and the worse part is now I have facial rashes and pimple keep growing non-stop. I have tried many products but they did'n work.?

I have sensitive skin and the worse part is now I have facial rashes and pimple keep growing non-stop. I have tried many products but they did'n work.?

See a dermatologist.: If multiple products have failed, you need the help of a professional. See a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and prescriptions tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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What are pimples or allergic rashes?

What are pimples or allergic rashes?

Itch vs irritation: An allergic skin reaction is often associated with itching and usually has no pus.. Depends on the immune mechanism , it should lasts from hours to no more than a week without further contact. Pimples at your age usually occur around the mouth and are probably hormonally related. Pimples don't itch and there is also a white head associated with it. ...Read more

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I have some pimple and rashes on my hip what is the reason?

I have some pimple and rashes on my hip what is the reason?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are pimples or allergic rashes, what's the difference?

Can you tell me what are pimples or allergic rashes, what's the difference?

Different diseases: Pimples is a layperson's name for the lesions of acne. There are several kinds of allergic rashes several: Allergic urticaria (hives); angioedema (swelling of the lips, eyelids, of the skin, hands, etc); atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema) affecting mainly babies and children, usually due to food or environmental allergy; allergic contact dermatitis (allergy to nickel, perfumes, soaps etc.) ...Read more

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My 14 month baby has tiny pimples all over her thigh. What causes rashes like that?

My 14 month baby has tiny pimples all over her thigh.  What causes rashes like that?

Lots of causes...: ...Including allergy to diapers or baby wipes or moisturizing cream, or direct irritation by harsh soap. Could also be a virus, which is sometimes accompanied by a fever, but not always. There are other, more exotic causes; your quickest solution is to see your pediatrician or a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have never done sex, but i got something like rashes (red dots/sometimes a pimple) on my penis, and the rashs never hurts, is that a sexual decease?

I have never done sex, but i got something like rashes (red dots/sometimes a pimple) on my penis, and the rashs never hurts, is that a sexual decease?

No: If you have not had any sexual activity then the chance for std is near impossible. You could have an allergic reaction or other possible pathology's so you may need to get an evaluation to determine the cause. Remember you may get an std from other sexual activity, even if you haven't had sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Im 18... I have got pimple like rashes on my face which are non itchy and maybe some cosmetic allergy?

Im 18... I have got pimple like rashes on my face which are non  itchy and maybe some cosmetic allergy?

Possibly: You may have a cosmetic allergy. If your rash involves your eyebrows and hairline, you may also have seborrheic dermatitis that could improve with selenium sulfide shampoo. ...Read more

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I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It could be eczema, in which case she may need a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old female & got some rashes like pimples in my hand shall i use calosoft lotion?

I am 26 yrs old female & got some rashes like pimples in my hand shall i use calosoft lotion?

See below: Use that or a lotion containing cortisone. If the rash persists after that, check with a dermatologist. It may represent a reaction to a substance you are using --soap, a cosmetic, for example ...Read more

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Could these reccurring red, pimple-like rashes on my penis hsv, hpv, or just a rash or infection? How do I find out?

Could these reccurring red, pimple-like rashes on my penis hsv, hpv, or just a rash or infection? How do I find out?

See your doctor: What you describe could be one of several conditions. The only way to know is to be seen by a physician, probably a dermatologist, perhaps a urologist. Your family physician/internist would be a place to start for some blood tests, perhaps cultures of the rash, and a referral. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from scabies even i used medicines for a week iam feeling itchy rashes and itchy pimples like on my penis please sir what should ido?

Sir iam suffering from scabies even i used medicines for a week iam feeling itchy rashes and itchy pimples like on my penis please sir what should ido?

It takes 2-3 weeks: It takes 2-3 weeks for scabies symptoms to subside after successful treatment. Even though the treatment killed the scabies mites, your body is still reacting to the dead mites, eggs, and droppings in your skin. Just wait it out; your symptoms will clear up in the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present , consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

You could but..: a better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash. ...Read more

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Can the ultra violet light help skin rashes/pimples/sores?

Can the ultra violet light help skin rashes/pimples/sores?

UV light : While uv light has been used to treat skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. , one should remember that excessive uv exposure has been linked to skin cancer and skin aging . See a dermatologist for treatment options for skin conditions. ...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. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more