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Found a painless (unless rubbed) sore on skin above clitoris after bathe. It looks really red & irritated. HIV results negative. What could this be?

Found a painless (unless rubbed) sore on skin above clitoris after bathe. It looks really red & irritated. HIV results negative. What could this be?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. A painful genital sore is concerning for herpes. A painless one is concerning for syphilis. Get tested. ...Read more

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Skin Folds (Definition)

Skin folds are the parts of the body where skin overlaps and traps skin oils and skin moisture, increasing the likelihood of rashes and odors. Skin folds areas include the neck (sometimes), the armpits, under the breasts (sometimes), and between ...Read more


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My sisters skin gets sore as tho sunburned on parts of face and her back. Dr says not shindles or would have broke out. Theres no spots or redness?

My sisters skin gets sore as tho sunburned on parts of face and her back. Dr says not shindles  or would have broke out. Theres no spots or redness?

Dermatologist: It could be an allergy to a food or detergent or a bit more complex. A dermatologist can give the best answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a sore white bump under my skin on my finger tip and there's redness around it. It is painful to touch?

I have a sore white bump under my skin on my finger tip and there's redness around it. It is painful to touch?

WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION: MY QUESTIONS ARE: HOW OLD ARE YOU? HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? WHICH FINGERTIP? WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? HOBBIES? SINCE I CANNOT SEE YOUR PROBLEM, DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST SOON. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have a lump bwtn the folds of skin outside my vagina arnd the labia area. It's pea-sized, tender, red and soft. Is it serious? How to get rid of it?

I have a lump bwtn the folds of skin outside my vagina arnd the labia area. It's pea-sized, tender, red and soft. Is it serious? How to get rid of it?

Cyst: Usually this is a Bartholins Gland cyst. Often these become infected. It often is an type of localized boil or abscess under the skin. Could also be another type cyst thats infected Recommend you see your OB/GYN Dr. for this or some family doctors would handle this. ...Read more

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How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

Hygeine: Regular good hygeine with soap and water and application of talcum powder or baby powder after drying can help relieve the itching. ...Read more