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Below scrotum and toward right leg I have a damp red rash that smells like fish. If scrubbed in shower produces slight pains. What is this?

Below scrotum and toward right leg I have a damp red rash that smells like fish. If scrubbed in shower produces slight pains. What is this?

Possible fungal: The damp red rash with a fishy smell may be from a longstanding fungal infection; however if sexually active, could be related to std. I would recommend over the counter antifingal cream (lotrimin (clotrimazole) af) - apply a thin layer am/pm for 5 days- if not resolved- see your pohysician and get checked for stds. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Hi, I have a really sore red weepy patch between my legs. In the groin crease. This patch smells really bad and seems to be spreading to my belly fold?

Hi, I have a really sore red weepy patch between my legs. In the groin crease. This patch smells really bad and seems to be spreading to my belly fold?

Candidiasis: Could be an excoriated candidal infection. Get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed so the correct treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 7 mnth old son's penis tip smells bad. No rash, no fever, no redness or discharge. Wht could it be? His doc pulled back foreskin to check. I m worried

My 7 mnth old son's penis tip smells bad. No rash, no fever, no redness or discharge. Wht could it be? His doc pulled back foreskin to check. I m worried

Probably normal: If your doctor checked it and it looked normal, then it most likely is normal. There is a normal cheesy substance, called smegma, under the foreskin and that is probably what you are smelling. Don't forcefully pull the skin back if the penis is not circumcised. That will lead to pain, swelling and infection. ...Read more

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I developed a red rash on my leg looks like a spider it dosent hurt it looks really bad?

I developed a red rash on my leg looks like a spider it dosent hurt it looks really bad?

Possibly vascular: Small dilated blood vessels can look like spiders and are actually called spider angiomas. If there are many spider angiomas, a person would need to be evaluated, as there are several health conditions that can cause it. For a more definitive diagnosis, please see your dermatologist. Spider angiomas can be treated with a vascular laser. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) creme which is over-the-counter. This should help to clear it up. If the rash is spreading you should probably see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Allergic reaction: If it is an insect bite there will be local redness around the site of the bite. It should subside after 3 days. If it progress then it would be advisable to have your doctor look at it to make sure it is not secondarily infected. Cool soaks and topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I get a really bad headace and im really dizzy. I have a wierd rash its red with purplelittle dots on my both legs and neck please help?

Hi, I get a really bad headace and im really dizzy. I have a wierd rash its red with purplelittle dots on my both legs and neck please help?

A bit of pimply rash: Well, your rash doesn't quite sound like the measles but I will tell you that in ohio the health dept. Has recently put out an alert that mumps and measles have broken out so any type of "purple little dots" on the neck and legs to me is a red (or purple in this case- ha!) flag which should prompt you or your parents to get you looked at by either your pediatrician, family doc, or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi My son has a bad rash, it is red and raised. His skin feels rough and bumpy. Started on his neck then spread to his back arms are legs. He wears baltic amber beads and when my wife took it off the rash calms down but does not go away. Suggest?

Hi My son has a bad rash, it is red and raised. His skin feels rough and bumpy. Started on his neck then spread to his back arms are legs. He wears baltic amber beads and when my wife took it off the rash calms down but does not go away. Suggest?

Contact dermatitis: This can be very well related to the beads, it will take time for the rash to go away, you can use hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if needed, and don't re expose him to those beads, if no improvement, see his doctor, wish you all wellness ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting a reoccuring rash thing in his private area in the creases, it doesn't itch, but smells really bad and is red. What can it be?

My husband keeps getting a reoccuring rash thing in his private area in the creases, it doesn't itch, but smells really bad and is red. What can it be?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections often develop in dark moist areas of the body such as the groin area and under the arms and breasts. He can try an over the counter anti-fungal treatment for a few days but if the rash doesn't improve, he needs to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red irritation on inner upper thigh close to scrotum smells really bad. I wear under armor boxer briefs for working out.

Red irritation on inner upper thigh close to scrotum smells really bad. I wear under armor boxer briefs for working out.

Sounds like a fungus: They can have a pretty strong odor. Dry warm air, like blow dryer, to the skin there for several minutes at least 2 times a day help prevent the small spores for germinating each day. Topical anti-fungal cream, like Lamisil, (terbinafine) applied after drying. This fungus likes warm moist places. Blow dry throughly and use fungal medication. Good luck. Let me know if doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Had red rashes in my legs and very itchy what would be possible cure and what might it be?

Had red rashes in my legs and very itchy what would be possible cure and what might it be?

Can't tell: We need more details. Has this been going on for weeks or months or just for a few days? Has there been a new medication, cosmetics, lotion, or supplement introduced within a few weeks prior to the onset? Only when we know the cause can there be a cure. ...Read more

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What kind of rash is between the leg and groin area its not a simple rash it can make walking realy uncomfertable and can begin to smell. Can wash it 100 times a day and buy nite its back again. Wat could it be? Jock itch?

What kind of rash is between the leg and groin area its not a simple rash it can make walking realy uncomfertable and can begin to smell. Can wash it 100 times a day and buy nite its back again. Wat could it be? Jock itch?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, other folds. ...Read more

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I've been having some red rashes accompanied by a greenish color on my leg for about a week, and I think it's spreading.

Have it checked: This could be a number of things and hard to know what it is without looking at it. Most commonly, this could be reaction to something (like an allergy) or infection that may need to be treated. I suggest you see your doctor soon to have it checked out properly. ...Read more

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I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

Rash in tattoo: See a dermatologist. You may have an infection from tattoo equipment or reaction related to the tattoo ink. ...Read more

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Dr, I have severe itching in leg with red rashes for last two days & reduces on Avil tab. 'm on warf 6mg & HCQ 400. Is it medicine's allergy?

Dr, I have severe itching in leg with red rashes for last two days & reduces on Avil tab. 'm on warf 6mg & HCQ 400. Is it medicine's allergy?

Probably not: But you need to talk to your doctor about this issue. Warfarin rash tends to induce huge bruises and likely more generalized than confined to the legs. However it is possible that this may be from HCQ especially if it had been introduced within the past month or so. If problem persists, you may need to see a dermatologist. If it is helped by Advil, (ibuprofen) I would look for the presence of vasculitis. ...Read more

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Red pores/rashes on leg. Spreading on another leg. Is it chicken pox?

Red pores/rashes on leg. Spreading on another leg. Is it chicken pox?

Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere. The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot, ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs. They come up in waves of half a dozen or more. Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more

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I have small, painful rashes on my back and legs. My eyes are red and I have swelling everywhere. What is happening?

Insect allergy?: Good morning,
painful rash on back and legs can be due to many causes. One patient developed such a rash after staying in a hotel; my diagnosis was bed-bug-allergy, as the rash was limited to the back of trunk, and back of legs, and the protected areas such as those covered by intimate clothing was not affected. Since your eyes are red and swelling everywhere other causes of need consideration. ...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