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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. Cornelia Franz
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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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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 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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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

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. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more