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Doctor insights on: Syphilis Rash With Target Like Lesions

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How long does rash with target like lesions associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does rash with target like lesions associated with erythema multiforme last?

Weeks : Erythema from skin inflammation can take weeks to clear and sometimes months to get rid of post-inflammatory discoloration. ...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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Can syphilis occur as a itchy rash on lip?

Can syphilis occur as a itchy rash on lip?

Unlikely: Syphilis can occur on the lip but generally the chancre or rash is not itchy. If you think you have been exposed see your doctor and be assessed ...Read more

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Does HIV rash look like body acne?

Does HIV rash look like body acne?

See below: A patient with HIV may have a variety of skin ailments as many viral infections clearly affect HIV patients more than non HIV patients this is also true of some fungal and bacterial infections as well-so the skin may have several different types lesions. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash look like fungus?

Does HIV rash look like fungus?

HIV rash?: I don't know what you mean by HIV rash. There are a variety of skin conditions that can occur with untreated hiv, but there's no such thing as an HIV rash. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes appear as a rash?

Can oral herpes appear as a rash?

It can: If you think you may have a herpetic skin rash, please seek help from a doctor in person, as if it's near your eyes or ears it can compromise either your sight or hearing. Again it doesn't mean that all rashes are herpes related but some are. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos. diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos.  diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be shared. There are several common causes for itchy rash like this and answering a few questions will certainly help to clarify what is likely. ...Read more

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Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

Different: Shingles and petechiae have completely different presentation . A trained medical professional should be able to differentiate them. If in doubt, go to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

Can I get syphilis by touching the rash of the person with secondary syphilis rash?

No risk, no worries: Syphilis is an STD. Although it can be transmitted from infected mothers to their unborn babies. in adults it is only transmitted by sex. Touching is not enough. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Typically PR has: more spots and more diffuse presentation over torso and upper arms and legs. But anything is possible. It is very different than psoriasis vulgaris which has large plaques with silvery scales on top, PR has small macules (flat) that have oval shape with minimal scale. Guttate psoriasis can more mimic PR however distribution is different and lesions round not oval. A dermatologist will know the dif ...Read more

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Can ringworm spread everywhere or it just grows bigger? I'm having more dots looking like pityriasis rosea? Are they similar?Ringworm similar?

Can ringworm spread everywhere or it just grows bigger? I'm having more dots looking like pityriasis rosea? Are they similar?Ringworm similar?

Skin: As you have been taught earlier these two infections are not in any way similar. If you still doubt what you have been taught, please get to your family physician who can easily diagnose these two common problems. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Yes: Itching and hives are listed as possible side effects of vatrex. Notify your doctor. In the meantime(since it is Sunday) you can use over the counter products like calamine lotion,benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

Dirrent appearance: The typical lyme lesion is referred to as a bulls eye lesion. It typically has central redness with clearing arounbd it and then another red rim further out. A regular bug bite is ususally uniformly red with clearing throughout. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Does herpes spread around face and appear single spots like pimples but these get dry and flaky?

Does herpes spread around face and appear single spots like pimples but these get dry and flaky?

Typically on lips or: Herpes typically occurs around the lips and causes pain and numbness. It does not spread on the face(not beyond the lips and nose area). It will cause pain and a blister or pimple.On the skin which takes 5-7 days to heal. ...Read more

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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...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


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more