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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned About A Bumpy Crusting Rash On My Vagina While Pregnant

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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About a dozen red sore spots have appeared on my penis about a week after having a whitlow on my finger, not sure if they're related but very worried?

About a dozen red sore spots have appeared on my penis about a week after having a whitlow on my finger, not sure if they're related but very worried?

Ma need treatment: A physician should have a look at it to be sure of the diagnosis and to look for causes that predispose to genital ulcers. ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy and itchy rash on my thigh. No pus but it is dry. I currently 14 weeks pregnant. What can be used until I see my ob?

I have a red, blotchy and itchy rash on my thigh. No pus but it is dry. I  currently 14 weeks pregnant. What can be used until I see my ob?

Possibly fungal: Hydrocortisone cream1%, OTC , use minimal dose, in addition to clotrimazole OTC cream, use both twice a day for few days, if nk improvement, stop till you see your doctor ...Read more

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I am sexually active, idk if I should be concerned bc I get these itchy bumps on vagina area but only itchy when hair grows back. What could it be?

I am sexually active, idk if I should be concerned bc I     get these itchy bumps on vagina area but only itchy when hair grows back. What could it be?

Ingrown hairs: This sounds like ingrown hairs. It is nothing to be concerned about if it goes away. If you are concerned, you can have your GYN take a look at it. ...Read more

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I am seven months pregnant and have itchy red bumps on my abdomen. Is this related to my pregnancy or just a coincidence?

I am seven months pregnant and have itchy red bumps on my abdomen. Is this related to my pregnancy or just a coincidence?

Maybe!: This could be a contact allergy, a folliculitis (infection around hair follicles), or puppp. Puppp is a pregnancy related condition where itchy red bumps start in the stretch marks. They can join to form larger itchy plaques. Puppp usually occurs around 35 weeks but can start earlier. Treatment is usually aimed at the symptoms. None of those conditions are dangerous. ...Read more

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My vulva is constantly itching and i'm not sure why. There's a small flat brown spot on my vulva. Should i be worried about cancer?

My vulva is constantly itching and i'm not sure why. There's a small flat brown spot on my vulva. Should i be worried about cancer?

No, but: This requires evaluation, examination and possible biopsy. It would not be unusual for hpv exposure to causes changes to the vulvar area like you describe that are considered "pre-cancerous". ...Read more

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Red bumps on penis after oral. Should i be worried?

Red bumps on penis after oral. Should i be worried?

You know answer: Yes. If you are 'really' lucky, it may be an odd allergic reaction...Unlikely. You need evaluated by your dr / urgent care or 'std clinic' dr or a urologist for proper diagnosis, testing and treatment. As a reminder for the future, condoms work for oral sex also. Good luck! ...Read more

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Theres a little rash on my elbows, should I be concerned?

Theres a little rash on my elbows, should I be concerned?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have some red circular scabs on my right calf and am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about?

I have some red circular scabs on my right calf and am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about?

Maybe: See your dermatologist if you have ne recollection of injury. Could be many things, including deer tic bites which can lead to lyme's disease -- serious. Go soon ! ...Read more

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I have a scab on my scalp that keeps reappearing. Should I be concerned?

I have a scab on my scalp that keeps reappearing.  Should I be concerned?

Yes: A recurring "scab" can be caused y many different skin diseases . I could even be caused by a skin cancer that can get bigger You should have it looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red dry spot/bump on my breast should I be worried?

I have a red dry spot/bump on my breast should I be worried?

ABumpInTimeSavesNine: A dry red bump ON your breast is of less concern than one IN your breast but... If you've had it for more than 2 weeks, especially if growing in size or changing in color or it bleeds (anything but getting-up and walking away forever) get it looked-at by your doctor or a dermatologist. These things are usually benign, but why take any chances? OK, three weeks......... ...Read more

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After having sex for a first time with my girlfriend i noticed i got 2 tiny spots on my penis, is it something I should be worried about?

After having sex for a first time with my girlfriend i noticed i got 2 tiny spots on my penis, is it something I should be worried about?

See answer: "spots" on the penis may be due to a variety of causes: inflammation, irritation, infection (bacterial, fungal, std), or a specific type of dermatitis. Two tiny spots as you describe, especially if occurred with 24-48 hours after sex, are likely not infectious and more likely related to local irritation (friction of sex, sensitization to chemical in spermicidal, lubricant, or condom). ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant and I have a rash on both forearms for about 3 days. It only itches occasionally, not sure what has caused it. Should I be concerned?

13 weeks pregnant and I have a rash on both forearms for about 3 days. It only itches occasionally, not sure what has caused it. Should I be concerned?

Rash: if the rash is not causing you any discomfort then leave it alone do not apply any creams or ointments, if the itchiness increases see your OB and get blood work done as cholestasis can cause itching. ...Read more

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A few months ago i put lotion on my vagina at first it burned and itch and small bumps appeared should I be scared?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like you had an allergic reaction to the lotion. Assuring you do not use that lotion again, the area should heal in time. If it persisits, see your dr. ...Read more

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If I have no drainage on my vaginal area where my bump is should I be worried? Should I be really concerned about the cyst on my vaginal area

If I have no drainage on my vaginal area where my bump is should I be worried? Should I be really concerned about the cyst on my vaginal area

No: Drainage and bumps don't always go together. Any persistent lesion in the vulvo-vaginal area should always be checked out (ob/gyn). ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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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