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I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

?yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the head of the penis(balanitis). This may be transmitted by a female who has a yeast vaginal infection. I recommend that you have your physician evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
Daily
Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Hello. My boyfriend gets itchy red patches all over his body after he takes a shower. Sometimes he scratches so much he gets little scabs. Is there something wrong with him?

Hello. My boyfriend gets itchy red patches all over his body after he takes a shower. Sometimes he scratches so much he gets little scabs. Is there something wrong with him?

Physical urticaria: Itchy red wheals on the body after exposure to water, cold, heat or exercise are referred to as physical urticaria. They are caused by histamine release in the tissues. He should see his primary care who may refer him to an allergist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

This could be: folliculitis.. they appear as bumps on the inner thighs at the pores from clogged hair ducts and then dry up and scab. but are not spread all over the body.The other possibility is allergy as that coul dbe all over the body ...Read more

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I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

Bug bite? Infection?: Bumps on separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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My surgery wound is angry red and itchy so I pulled one of the scabs and puss oozed out and I see my stitch but they where suppose to disolve.what2do?

My surgery wound is angry red and itchy so I pulled one of the scabs and puss oozed out and I see my stitch but they where suppose to disolve.what2do?

Call your doctor: Contact your doctor's office for followup. Redressing of the wound along with possible antibiotics may be needed if an infection is present or wound is not healing properly ...Read more

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