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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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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Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

If treating candida : There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

See your doctor: If you have an infection on your face, please see your doctor. If you have a yeast infection you need checked to see why that is happening. You may need a prescription medication to help your problem. ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

Most likely: yes, and it could be a side effect of an antibiotic or other meds you are taking ,or as a result of wearing certain synthetic clothing , There are so many OTC meds for yeast infection ,that you can try . ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a man who was prescribed vaginal yeast infection pills for a fungal skin rash. Does this make sense?

What do you suggest if i'm a man who was prescribed vaginal yeast infection pills for a fungal skin rash. Does this make sense?

Yes: Monistat or a similar antifungal medications can be applied to the area twice a day. If not resolving in a week, advise physician. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

See a doctor: Genital skin problems are quite common and there are too many possibilities to make even an educated guess. No STD is a likely cause of such a rash, but that's about all that can be said. See a doctor -- and avoid any self treatment before you are seen, which could make diagnosis more difficult. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more