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Why do I itch on my legs and and private area with bumps that look like pimples?

Why do I itch on my legs and and private area with bumps that look like pimples?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more

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What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

Oral meds: If you are infected with herpes the best option is an oral antiviral - zovirax, valtrex, famvir. Treatment shou, d be 7 days. If attacks are frequent that long term suppressive therapy is needed. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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My skin feels like something is crawling my toungue itches and my private area what can this be?

My skin feels like something is crawling my toungue itches and my private area what can this be?

Itching allergy?: The problem with this forum is that it may delay people like you from seeking medical attention. Much more information is needed. You may have a serious allergy to something, could be a medication, food, yeast. If you recently started a new medication i would be worried about an early drug reaction. Talk with your md asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your a woman's private area hurts/burns/and itches at times mean? Also some type of discharge occurs i'm askin for my cuz thanx

What does it mean when your a woman's private area hurts/burns/and itches at times mean? Also some type of discharge occurs i'm askin for my cuz thanx

See below: May be yeast "infection" or bacterial vaginosis or other std if she is sexually active. Best to see gyn for exam & appropriate treatment. If std, partner(s) must be treated as well to prevent reinfection. Use protection (safe sex) to prevent contracting std's. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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I have been having little white bumps near my private area and when I wipe it burns and itches, what can that be from? I'm also pregnant.

I have been having little white bumps near my private area and when I wipe it burns and itches, what can that be from? I'm also pregnant.

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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I shaved my private area bald and now I have a smell and it itches like crazy and now there is white spots what does this mean?

I shaved my private area bald and now I have a smell and it itches like crazy and now there is white spots what does this mean?

Fungus or cysts: This could be a fungal infection or cysts. Iw old gently wash, blow dry and try an otc antifungal cream for 5-7 days. If it gets worse or does not improve schedule and appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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What do you suggest if my private itches what should I do?

What do you suggest if my private itches what should I do?

Several possibilitie: Could be lots of things. Possibly a tinea, (fungus) infection, possibly a reaction to something, possibly a bacterial infection. To start keep the area clean and dry. An antihistamine would help the itch, (both oral and topicals are available) ...Read more

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