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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have a red rash on the shaft of my penis with medium sized raised bumps. I am not sexually active and did not notice it last night? Can you help me.

I have a red rash on the shaft of my penis with medium sized raised bumps. I am not sexually active and did not notice it last night? Can you help me.

Give it 48 hrs: If no discomfort, just give it a couple of days to see if they would go away. If they are getting worse , painful, or itchy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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A rash on the shaft of my penis which is becoming sore. There is no discharge or lesions. I am also having a burning pain in the rectum. Causes?

A rash on the shaft of my penis which is becoming sore. There is no discharge or lesions. I am also having a burning pain in the rectum. Causes?

Fungus or: Something else. Please see your doc who can help you identify and contain this before it spreads further. Don't try to stop it by yourself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the shaft of my penis and it won't go away. My urologist said it was a fungal infection. They gave me cream but it didn't work. ?

I have a rash on the shaft of my penis and it won't go away. My urologist said it was a fungal infection. They gave me cream but it didn't work. ?

Many possibilities.: If anti-fungal treatment didn't work, it probably is not a fungal infection. There are many other possibilities, including allergy to a cream or condom material, psoriasis, or a superficial infection. Try over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream - if no response to that either, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rug burn like rash on the penis shaft, with pealing skin clears up within a couple days. And it's really sensitive to touch. What could if be ?

Rug burn like rash on the penis shaft, with pealing skin clears up within a couple days. And it's really sensitive to touch. What could if be ?

See a Doctor: You need to see a doctor for testing. Could be nothing or it could be an infection. Don't be foolish and mess around with this if you want to get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can I use triple antibiotic on fungal rash on my penis shaft?

Can I use triple antibiotic on fungal rash on my penis shaft?

Won't help: Triple antibiotic will not treat a fungal infection. See your doctor to confirm diagnosis and provide treatment. ...Read more

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Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if i don't have sex again / stay if i do.

Painless red rash / small bumps on head / top of shaft of penis after sex. Will last for a week and go if i don't have sex again / stay if i do.

Lichen planus: You are describing koebner phenomenon where trauma is the inducer in people prone to have the condition. The most likely diagnosis is lichen planus but psoriasis is a possibility. So rather than becoming celibate , i recommend applying otc Hydrocortisone ointment several hours before and several hours after intercourse and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my penis shaft near my groin area. It is also secreting clear like fluid from the rash. Is it eczema/dermatitis/yeast infction?

I have a red rash on my penis shaft near my groin area. It is also secreting clear like fluid from the rash. Is it eczema/dermatitis/yeast infction?

Not likely: Johns123, it sounds like something you need to have checked out by a physician. Based on the symptoms and signs you have described it could be several things. Eczema typically does not secrete clear fluid, nor does dermatitis. Yeast is a possibility but you still need to rule out other things such as herpatic lesions especially if there is pain associated with the rash. ...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