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Std Skin Lesions
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
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
Probably: since they are a viral alteration pot the skin the would most likely itch or be iffirated. ...Read more
Molluscum: Molluscum is caused by a poxvirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more
No: They generally look like rough-edged bumps.Get a more detailed answer ›
I used condom during sex 10 months ago with a prostitute whom i kissed.Now I have skin lesions which started with a boil(not ulcer).Could it be an std?
I had sex with a girl using a condom 10months ago.We kissed too.I have skin lesions now, started with a boil(not ulcer) at pelvis.Could it be an std?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This week i have developed skin lesions with blisters that are scary i dont know the source. They are painless but itchy?
Need exam: There are many possible causes. Perhaps a doctor can help you. ...Read more
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
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
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