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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

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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I had unprotected sex w/unknown woman (second partner for me ever) Four days later I noticed a red rash on my penile shaft (maybe slightly raised)?

I had unprotected sex w/unknown woman (second partner for me ever) Four days later I noticed a red rash on my penile shaft (maybe slightly raised)?

Exam: It is impossible to know exactly what it is without an exam. See your doctor. Unless you have a discharge or sores, it is unlikely to be serious. All the best. ...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

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I noticed small red rash-like bumps on the shaft of my penis in several areas, and it has been itching. Any idea what it may be?

I noticed small red rash-like bumps on the shaft of my penis in several areas, and it has been itching. Any idea what it may be?

Need to be seen!: Best thing to do is to have it checked by a dermatologist. If the small bumps are dome shaped with a central dimple, it could be molluscum contagiosum. This is a skin rash caused by a viral infection that can spread by sexual contact. Early lesions on the genitalia may be mistaken for herpes or warts but, unlike herpes, these lesions are painless. Have it checked and diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do I have chlamydia or another s.T.D.? I have 3 small red rash-looking spots on the shaft on my penis and I don't really get a burning sensation when I urinate. Sometimes it burns slightly, but nothing bad. It's easily tolerable. Other times, I don't get

Do I have chlamydia or another s.T.D.? I have 3 small red rash-looking spots on the shaft on my penis and I don't really get a burning sensation when I urinate. Sometimes it burns slightly, but nothing bad. It's easily tolerable. Other times, I don't get

You: You should really be seen by a doctor. The "red-rash looking spots" on your penis could represent a syphilis lesion or maybe even warts or herpes. On the other hand you may not even have an std and the area could be irritation, burn, or abrasion from multiple reasons. The best thing in this situation is to see a doctor and have std testing done.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm really concerned about a rash on the side of my penile shaft. There is no fluid it's just red, and chaffed looking. I'm a virgin?

Hi, I'm really concerned about a rash on the side of my penile shaft. There is no fluid it's just red, and chaffed looking. I'm a virgin?

Right or left?: Might be related to self stimulation, is it on the same side as your hand preference? Try a vaseline and a day or two of rest. If not better within a few days check it out with your physician or a healthtap prime consult! ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries, consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula, substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...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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Hello, I had unprotected sex-am a male-with a woman 6 days ago. This was my first partner in 7 years and previously only had one partner. About 4 1/2 days later I noticed a red rash (slightly raised) near the base of my penile shaft. It still remain

Hello, I had unprotected sex-am a male-with a woman 6 days ago. This was my first partner in 7 years and previously only had one partner. About 4 1/2 days later I noticed a red rash (slightly raised) near the base of my penile shaft. It still remain

Probably not an STD: No STD causes this sort of rash or in this location. If primarily blisters that become pimples then open sores or scab-covered, herpes would be a concern. But this sounds more like physical irritation, allergy (e.g. vaginal hygiene product), or a superficial non-STD skin infection, e.g. fungal. It doesn't sound worrisome, but if it continues or you remain concerned, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had cry skin on my penis shaft. Now it's a red rash. Can you help?

I had cry skin on my penis shaft. Now it's a red rash. Can you help?

Rash Penis: You should go see a doctor. This may be just a simple skin irritation but could also be a fungal infection (very common). Your doctor should be able to differentiate them during the exam and plan treatment for it or refer you to someone if needed to. ...Read more

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My shaft of my penus is peeling an red rash just started 4 days ago. I put on aloe vera but not helping?

See your Family Doc: Peeling penile rashes should be evaluated by your Family Doc who may need to refer you to a Urologist or Dermatologist. S/he will also be asking about your risk for & exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. And examine for ulcers on other mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Hello, I have little white bumps on my balls. Some of the bumps are puss filled. Also I have a small red rash on the base of my penis shaft.?

Hello, I have little white bumps on my balls. Some of the bumps are puss filled. Also I have a small red rash on the base of my penis shaft.?

Papules: The little bumps on your scrotum are normal actually. They are glandular/papular in nature. When they occur on the penis their called pearly penis papules. Don't go squeezing them. Your likely just invite infection. Now the rash, it could be anything from fungus to heat rash to an STD like syphilis. You should be checked by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Boyfriends friend down there is irritated (shaft of it on the side is rash looking like) he has a couple of red bumps when pee it burns a little?

Boyfriends friend down there is irritated (shaft of it on the side is rash looking like) he has a couple of red bumps when pee it burns a little?

Asking Again: Not sure why you have to ask this question repeatedly. Your boyfriend needs to be seen at the family medical cline or the STD clinic today. ...Read more

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What are these red bumps with white pus-like tips on the shaft and base of my penis that is like a rash and itches, there are a lot. I'm a virgin.

Bumps on penis: This may be nothing more than irritation and common blocked hair cells.

There is a chance they are warts but not likely at your age.

If the rash is in any way panful or the white spots spread please find a way to get to a school nurse or a clinic where you can privately have this evaluated at. Your pediatrician is also likely to know what to do. ...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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Red dryish rash around foreskin towards the urethra. A tiny bit on the shaft. Also, Itchy all over scrotum red/shiny sheds skin. What is this?

Red dryish rash around foreskin towards the urethra. A tiny bit on the shaft. Also, Itchy all over scrotum red/shiny sheds skin. What is this?

Need to be examined: Can't judge by the description, more history and physical examination is needed for better management, good luck ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...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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My son is crying in pain with a sore anus but there is no redness or rashes.?

Age?: Many common reasons. Constipation with fecal impaction is common in some age groups. Also anal fissures are common in same group of children. Rarely, pinworms may cause pain instead of itch. Take him to the pediatrician to be checked out. ...Read more

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How about applying clindamycin solution and betamathesone w/ gentamycn on my face? Is it effective for redness rashes on my face?

How about applying clindamycin solution and betamathesone w/ gentamycn on my face? Is it effective for redness rashes on my face?

Might not work: The common redness rashes on the face are rosacea and eczema. Topical antibiotic alone works for rosacea but not the one with topical steroid. Eczema might just need topical steroid but Betamethasone is too strong for the thin skin in the face. Also, there are many other skin diseases that looks red too. Since you get prescriptions for those meds, you should see your doctor for correct diagnosis. ...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