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What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

Totally different: Wart is a type of viral infection of the skin which causes overgrowth of the overlying skin. A rash is a general description, and means any change of the skin from normal, typically related to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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What could warts or rashes on the buttocks mean?

What could warts or rashes on the buttocks mean?

Have it checked: It would probably be best to have the rash checked by your doctor to see what it is. Many rashes can appear on the buttocks and some are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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There are warts and rashes at my inner thighs.plz prescribe an ointment?

There are warts and rashes at my inner thighs.plz prescribe an ointment?

Hello: You asked this on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. HealthTap Prime & Concierge are the sites for medical treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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One yearr back when i was shaving after that i found rashes under my chin...Now its a kind of wart under my chin.Pls suggest?

One yearr back when i was shaving after that i found rashes under my chin...Now its a kind of wart under my chin.Pls suggest?

Warts can be treated: This is a very common story. Your doctor or dermatologist can easily treat this with liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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Herpes, rash, warts, or what is this?

Herpes, rash, warts, or what is this?

Anything: If you want the answer, let us know what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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I have perinium itching and small smooth rash. Dr. said it didn't look like warts. It's lasted a few weeks. It's not herpes.

I have perinium itching and small smooth rash. Dr. said it didn't look like warts. It's lasted a few weeks. It's not herpes.

Genital skin rash: There are many causes of genital area rash. Most are not STDs. Some are problems that occur primarily in the genital area, and others can occur anywhere and happen to involve the genital area. Since your doctor apparently doesn't know, see a dermatologist. You can also google "genital skin rash images" for photos to compare with your rash. A "smooth" patch might be lichen planus. ...Read more

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I don't have any warts just a rash on penis hpv?

I don't have any warts just a rash on penis hpv?

Have it checked: It would probably be best to have the rash checked by your doctor to see what it is. Many rashes can appear on the penis and several are sexually transmitted. If you don't have a doctor, dermatology or urology might be best to see you. ...Read more

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I have these wart/rash things on my wrist go down,they are in a line & I've been using creams & they aren't working well enough.Any suggestions?

I have these wart/rash things on my wrist go down,they are in a line & I've been using creams & they aren't working well enough.Any suggestions?

Do they itch?: What you describe sounds suspiciously like scabies, from the sketchy information provided. If the lesions itch (especially at night) and are spreading, it's likely scabies and you will need to apply a Scabicide. If they don't itch, please provide more information or a picture, and I'll try again. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy) . I have plantar warts all over my right leg how do I treat them?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy) . I have plantar warts all over my right leg how do I treat them?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. There may be more than one issue. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Last week bubble-like rash appeared on palm, now spread to both my palms, fingers and feet.looks like tiny warts. Any over the counter product for it?

Last week bubble-like rash appeared on palm, now spread to both my palms, fingers and feet.looks like tiny warts. Any over the counter product for it?

No: Dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx or pustulosis palmaris/ plantaris or psoriasis should be defined by a dermatologist, with therapy according to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are genital warts and HPV the same thing? If I have some small bumps around my genitals, does that mean I have hpv? How can I tell if it's genital warts or just a rash? .

Are genital warts and HPV the same thing? If I have some small bumps around my genitals, does that mean I have hpv? How can I tell if it's genital warts or just a rash?

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Hello. : Hello. Human papilloma virus (hpv) can lead to venereal warts or condylomata acuminate. Not everyone with hpv will develop a wart. I can't diagnose your lesions, but a doctor should be able to make a diagnosis through history, examination and any indicated laboratory tests. ...Read more

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I have genitals warts which im treating with aldara (imiquimod) cream also I have a red puffy rash on my scrotum that looks like a rooster neck how do I treatthis?

I have genitals warts which im treating with aldara (imiquimod) cream also I have a red puffy rash on my scrotum that looks like a rooster neck how do I treatthis?

Two things...: Two things come to mind to me when i read your description of your symptoms. 1) a (typical) reaction to the Aldara (imiquimod) cream, if it is getting on surrounding skin. 2) a coincidental fungal injection (aka "jock itch"). Wouldn't hurt to try an otc antifungal cream. But you might need to see your doctor to get this clarified for sure. ...Read more

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Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Possible infection: Redness with a centrally raise area could be staph infection with acute onset. Since if this infection it could invove deeper breast tissue it is nest to e treated with antibiotics. See physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If infection spreads to deepr tissue it amy result in scarring and potential future problems with mammography. ...Read more

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Can you use lotramin on the vagina to get rid of a rash/ yeast infection? can you also use apple cider vinegar to get rid of HPV warts?

Can you use lotramin on the vagina to get rid of a rash/ yeast infection? can you also use apple cider vinegar to get rid of HPV warts?

Yes and No: The lotrimin (clotrimazole) is fine for the vaginal yeast infection apply daily for a week. But the HPV warts need to be treated by a physician, apple cider vinegar will not work! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a wart and a spider bite?

How can I tell the difference between a wart and a spider bite?

Is it painful?: Warts do not hurt. But a spider bite will often cause quite a bit of pain, produce redness and then it will go away completely in a week to 10 days. Warts are there for months to years and would not appear so quickly like a bit can. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between a wart and a mosquito bite?

How do you know the difference between a wart and a mosquito bite?

Skin: Warts usually do not itch, they are sharp and small. Mosquito bites itch, are temporary and are usually rounded and smooth. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a wart and a wart scar. Not sure if I have warts or scars from warts. ?

What's the difference between a wart and a wart scar. Not sure if I have warts or scars from warts. ?

DIfficult to tell: It can be difficult to tell the difference between an active wart and a scar from treatment. If black dots are present (which are the tips of dilated blood vessels) the wart virus is probably active. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


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