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Can genital skin tags spread?

Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Skin lesions: Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as pre-cancerous I would not recommend scraping it off. Having an initial biopsy performed is essential. A likely follow-up of the complete lesion with clean margins would then need to be performed. It's important to always protect your skin and avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure. Be safe! ...Read more

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Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

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Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!). ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea cause leg lesions and lesions on genitals?

Can gonorrhea cause leg lesions and lesions on genitals?

No: Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection involving the pelvic organs and will cause discharge and pain. There are other types of sexually transmitted diseases that can cause lesions. An exam and testing would be required. ...Read more

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Would vaginal skin tags be an std?

Would vaginal skin tags be an std?

Need to see an md: Any extra growth in that area should be examined and looked at, not just for an std but possibly a type of cancer, if it turns out to be a "skin tag" great, but it needs to be looked at. A genital wart may look like a skin tag so it may be an std. ...Read more

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Which STD causes genital itching?

Itching: Genital itching is most likely caused by a yeast infection or a reaction to something you have come into contact with. These are not STD's. In fact, most STD's have no symptoms as all in women, so you should be tested at least yearly. However, a yeast infection invariably causes itching and can be caused by antibiotics, or occur without reason. ...Read more

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more

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Can precancerous skin lesions reappear after being scraped off?

Can precancerous skin lesions reappear after being scraped off?

Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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What does itching on scaly skin lesions (ak?) sound like a symptom of?

What does itching on scaly skin lesions (ak?) sound like a symptom of?

Itch: This maybe secondary to irritated actinic keratoses but it could be eczema or psoriasis. You should see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had several skin lesions on my abdomen, leg, and chest. What are they?

I have had several skin lesions on my abdomen, leg, and chest.  What are they?

Angiomas?: Red 2-3mm bumps are angiomas and they are common. Brown, waxy stuck on spots are seborrheic keratosis. You need to see a dermatologist in order to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for the skin lesions created by injuries?

TLC: Provide tender loving care to damaged skin. Areas that have experienced trauma are best attended to by restoring the normal skin integrity. If the skin is open, torn or cut , it needs to be tended to with appropriate measures such as sutures (if lacerated) and/or topical antibiotics with bandaging. If the skin is swollen or bruised , use ice initially and raised above heart level to help healing. ...Read more

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What is causing my pus filled skin lesions?

What is causing my pus filled skin lesions?

If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. Use warm water soaks with some epsom salts, dish soap, or even a splash of vinegar (most bacteria aren't that tolerant of an acid environment). Keep the pus draining out of the hole that's already there. ...Read more

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How can you prevent scarring from skin lesions?

How can you prevent scarring from skin lesions?

Sometimes scarring..: ...Occurs no matter what you do. Other times it depends on the skin lesions. With acne, you can often prevent scarring by not picking or squeezing your zits. Wound scars heal with smaller scars if kept clean and free of infection. Some people just naturally inherit skin that scars easily (or less easily). ...Read more

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What's a good cream for small red skin lesions?

Can't make a : recommendation without knowing what the skin lesions are. Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic assesment of skin. It could be evaluated at your annual check up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised red skin lesions?

Possibly bug bites: There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be red and raised lesions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Shingles issues: Yes although unlikely. Generally shingles manifests itself with the rash and then you develop the post herpetic neuralgia but sometimes the rash is very minor and unless you suspect that its shingles may be confused with poison ivy or other types of benign skin irritations. ...Read more

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I am getting too many pre-cancer skin lesions on my body living in Florida. I am healthy and wear SPF 30 as a sunscreen. Should I move out-of-state?

Sun damage: It is not FL it is the sun. 1. Wear long sleeve shirts 2. Stay out of sun. 3. All states can get too much sun for some. If you have been a sun worshiper most of your life they will keep coming now even if out of sun. ...Read more

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Eczema outbreaks ranges from dry/weepy bumps, skin lesions, flakes/dry scales (in one outbreak). Does this mean I have more than one kind of eczema?

Eczema outbreaks ranges from dry/weepy bumps, skin lesions, flakes/dry scales (in one outbreak). Does this mean I have more than one kind of eczema?

Not necessarily: these are common manifestations of eczema. the key to recovery is that you treat the cause. that eliminates most of the need for symptomatic medicines like steroid creams etc. to learn more about treating the cause please visit us at www.ehacstl. mostly eczema is environmental like inhalants such as dust molds pollens and hidden food allergy. there is no need for you to suffer ...Read more

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55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions.But new lesions never stopped coming!?

55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions.But new lesions never stopped coming!?

Probably not related: If he has been off the metformin and Glimepiride for 8 months and is still getting lesions then it is not due to those drugs. Metformin is an extremely useful drug for diabetes, and the only one shown to reduce heart attack. I'd suggest he talk to his md about going back on that. I am not an expert on the other causes of lichen planus; a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Skin Lesions (Definition)

Skin lesions 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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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more