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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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Causes of redness in pubic area red rash bit of a burning after showering

Causes of redness in pubic area red rash bit of a burning after showering

This: This sounds like an allergic reaction. Are you using any new soaps, shower gels? Also consider the water, is it possibly to hot, and lastly was the area recently shaved, or waxed, if so this could be the cause. Try switching to a mild soap (i.e. Dove), lower the water temperature, and buy an after shave or after wax cream if applicable, and monitor for improvement.
If none of these things work, see your doctor for an evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have red, flat, circle-like rashes underneath my pubic hair that are pealing on the outside. What could this be?

I have red, flat, circle-like rashes underneath my pubic hair that are pealing on the outside. What could this be?

Rashes: There are different things that this could be. The most common would be tinea cruris which is due to a fungus. However other possibilities would require your dermatologist to look at it and biopsy it if necessary. ...Read more

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I have red like rash in my pubic area. It hurts and is irratating, I don't know what it is?

I have red like rash in my pubic area. It hurts and is irratating, I don't know what it is?

See a doctor: A doctor can look at the rash and with a good history and physical exam can often diagnose the rash. A picture (seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words. _. ...Read more

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I have a rash with red and white bumps that's on my back and butt it's also on my thighs and my pubic area and there's some red patches it's very itch

I have a rash with red and white bumps that's on my back and butt it's also on my thighs and my pubic area and there's some red patches it's very itch

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Rashes with red and white bumps may be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

This may be a simple: fungus infection (jock itch) but to be certain you should see a health care professional. Treatment with any of the over the counter medications in the anti fungal aisle should be effective but a health care professional may be able to provide you with a prescription anti fungal that would be more effective. ...Read more

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I am a 48 year old male. I have a rash around my pubic area red circular patches not raised and not itchy. I work out 4 times a week. Treatment?

I am a 48 year old male. I have a rash around my pubic area red circular patches not raised and not itchy. I work out 4 times a week. Treatment?

TINEA CRURIS: Jock itch is a dermatophyte infection of the groin common among men due to sweating and moist area. Treatment is with topical antifungal cream and oral rx ...Read more

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My daughter has a red rash with some white heads around her pubic area & nipples. What would cause this type of rash in just those areas?

My daughter has a red rash with some white heads around her pubic area & nipples. What would cause this type of rash in just those areas?

Hot tub folliculitis: Healthy skin is resistant to infection, but when swimming, friction of bathing suit and moisture allow bacteria to infect hair follicles and cause the rash. More common from soaking in a hot tub and the bacteria is usually pseudomonas. The rash usually clears without Rx if you keep the skin cool and dry.

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Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

See your doctor: Red bumps on your pubic area need to be seen by a physician because they usually need treatment. Red itchy rashes are also important to treat. They can range from infections which are also contagious such as strep or herpes to skin conditions such as allergies and eczema. Please do not delay getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash in my pubic hair. I shaved the area 3 days ago with a veet razor good for body shave. What could it bet?

I have an itchy red rash in my pubic hair. I shaved the area 3 days ago with a veet razor good for body shave. What could it bet?

Folliculitis: Shaving too close, maybe getting infected. I do not understand the fad of pubic shaving. Are you a nudist? Best is to stop shaving. You may need to see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try otc Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (cream)--- get the lowest % (2 1/2; or 5%).Bewhere that it bleaches color out of fabrics. ...Read more

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Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime a area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

Skin rash, red and not itchy... So for the last month I've had a rash in my pubic area, I don't have health insurance so I've gone to the hospital, they gave me a fungal cream... Everytime a area clears a new area is infected. It is not itchy what so ever

You: You may be dealing with an allergy/contact dermatitis. Consider any new lotions, soaps, or products you are using in your private area. Also a new laundry detergent could be to blame. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the outside genital area a few times a day. Otherwise follow up with your doctor.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I noticed a red rash and small red pimples around my pubic hair area but not on my penis. What might be the cause of this?

Folliculits: What you described suggest inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Try to wash the area with soap a couple times each day and keep the area dry. If doing this for about 3 weeks does not solve the issue, please consult your doctor. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my shaft and thighs. The one on my shaft is alittle red and itches. The one on my thighs swells up if rubbed too much. Also on pubic?

I have a rash on my shaft and thighs. The one on my shaft is alittle red and itches. The one on my thighs swells up if rubbed too much. Also on pubic?

Get eval: You need some clinical eyes examining this dermatitis of unknown cause. May need scraping to eval for fungus or culture for virus/bacteria. You can't get definitive treatment without a definitive diagnosis. Dermatology is a very visual specialty. ...Read more

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My 7 1/2 month baby girl, has fine pubic hair and also a red rash in diaper. Is the pubic hair normal?

My 7 1/2 month baby girl, has fine pubic hair and also a red rash in diaper. Is the pubic hair normal?

No: It may be a sign that she is approaching puberty too rapidly and it should be assessed by your MD and if necessary an endocrinologist. The diaper rash may be a separate problem. All the best and I hope she is well. ...Read more

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I have a red, very itchy rash under my chest hair and in my pubic hair. Comes and goes, potentially seems stress related. Rash looks like speckles.

See a dermatologist: It is often related to a fungal infection of the skin and can be easily treated. See a dermatologist. Do not use kenalog (triamcinolone) without a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

Mederma for scars: Mederma is an over-the-counter medication that is indicated for the use of scar reduction. It should not be used to treat any other dermatologic conditions. It would be useful to visit your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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6 months ago I kissed a girl with a coldsore but haven't had any symptoms but every time I shave pimples and red spots apear in the pubic area. Herpes?

6 months ago I kissed a girl with a coldsore but haven't had any symptoms but every time I shave pimples and red spots apear in the pubic area. Herpes?

Not related: You should see a dermatologist, your symptoms are not related to having kissed a person with cold sores 6 months ago. ...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