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How can I treat a male genital rash?

How can I treat a male genital rash?

Lotrimin: It will treat fungus and yeast. Also use diaper cream to protect sensitive skin. If it persists see a doctor for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Odd genital rash on my inner thigh. (male) it is not oozing nor tender. Just rough skin, a bit reddish?

Odd genital rash on my inner thigh. (male)  it is not oozing nor tender. Just rough skin, a bit reddish?

Several options: It could be a fungal or yeast infection ("jock itch"), or it could be an allergic or irritant reaction to clothing, detergent, fabric softener, etc., or it could be a simple friction reaction if you exercise a lot. A dermatologist can give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing my genital rash?

See below: Common cause of genital/groin rash is fungus (tinea cruris) which thrives in warm, darm, moistness of groin area. Antifungal creams/sprays used for athlete's foot will also treat this area. Sanitize underwear to kill fungus; change often if damp; keep dry with talc (no cornstarch!) or antifungal spray. Treat for at least 1 week after rash seems to resolve. May recur. ...Read more

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Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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If a genital rash does appear how can you know whether or not it is herpes?

If a genital rash does appear how can you know whether or not it is herpes?

Vessicles: Sometimes it is difficult to definately diagnose a herpes simplex genetal rash. If you have had a recent new unprotected sexual contact and if you have clusters of little tiny blisters (vessicles) you have genital herpes. This vessicular rash will tend to recur in the same location if it is herpes. The recurrences are less severe than the initial episode. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a genital rash?

How can I get rid of a genital rash?

Depends: Could be a lot of things. If it's jock itch (fungus) some topical antifungal like Clotrimazole will work. If it's herpes, there's not a lot you can do if it's been more than a couple days. There are other possibilities that need still different treatments. Better have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have genital rash but HSV is negative. What could it be?

I have genital rash but HSV is negative. What could it be?

Rash in genitals: Was the hsv testing done by a doctor? If not, you should consult your physician to diagnose and properly treat the rash. ...Read more

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Red eyes and genital rash? Any connection?

Red eyes and genital rash?  Any connection?

Many causes: The combination of red irritated eyes and a genital rash could be one of many things. This kind of problem should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. The cause could be as simple as contact dermatitis or more serious like erythema multiform or behcet's disease. Have this one checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause red eyes and a genital rash?

What could cause red eyes and a  genital rash?

Many causes: The combination of red irritated eyes and a genital rash could be one of many things. This kind of problem should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. The cause could be as simple as contact dermatitis or more serious like erythema multiform or behcet's disease. Have this one checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Genital Rash (Definition)

Genital rashes are a clinical finding in which a person has an area of skin that is discolored, painful, or itchy on the penis or scrotum in men or on the vulva ...Read more


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