How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Hanish Babu, MD Your Own Question

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 544
Experience:  MBBS; MD (Skin & Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
11532963
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Symptoms spreading red rashy bumps with black dots around

Customer Question

Symptoms: spreading red rashy bumps with black dots around pubic area. They burn and itch. headaches, mild fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, loss the will to live, lymph nodes swollen (back and groin tender feeling). flu like symptoms. Bumps look like scabies? but has black spots on them like mold. what do i have?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

Thanks for approaching justAnswer with your concern. Please provide the following info so that I can assist you better.

 

  1. How long have you been having the rashes, fever and other symptoms?
  2. Any unprotected sexual contact recently?
  3. Are the rashes on one side of the pubic area or all around?
  4. Can you post a picture?

 

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that I can finish answering your question.

 

Here is how to post a pic:

 

 

1. First Step is to save the pic to your computer and then reduce the size of the pic to 'web large' size in microsoft picture manager(640 x 480)

2. Then save it onto the desktop.

3. Click the green tree > Click Browse> Click Browse again> choose the pic>Click OK(this is important) > Click Insert.

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1. The rash started about a week ago in between my rectum and testes. I believe its called the taint. I thought it was just a itchy rash that will go away. But it worsen over time. The red rash started to have bumps. Then the next night, black dots. Then it has reach to my penis.
2. No i have had no unprotected sex before the rash. About 1 month without sex. But i had a bad cold that weakened my immune system. I also drank alot of alcohol which contribute to my weakened immune system a week before the rash.
3. Its so strange that you ask that question because know I have notice that they are on one side. Its all on my left side and a big sack has form where the rash originally appeared rectum area. I cannot really sit. its very uncomfortable.
4. I will try to post a picture but im confused on how to do it. so can i email them to you or is there better way to post the picture? I think if you see them you can better diagnose me.
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

 

Pls send the pic to info@justanswer.com

 

They will post it.

 

Anyway, from your description, I have reached a diagnosis. The picture should confirm it.

 

What you have is Herpes zoster or Shingles.

 

It is caused by the reactivation of Chicken pox virus which remains in a dormant stage within the nerve cells and come out along the skin supplied by a nerve branch. This is why it is one sided usually. It could cause severe pain and burning sensations. Some individuals, especially those above 40 years could experience pain in the affected area long after the rash is gone(post herpetic neuralgia).

 

Treated early(i.e, within 72 hours of the rash), Herpes zoster can be controlled with antiviral medications like acyclovir, famcyclovir or valacyclovir. After this period, as in your case, these medications are not going to be of much help.

 

Here is what you can do now, if you are not in a position to see a doctor immediately:

 

  1. Apply Silver Sulfadiazine cream thrice daily to the rashes. This will dry the lesions within a week.
  2. Take Ibuprofen 400 mg three times daily for the pain and swelling.
  3. If there is sign of secondary bacterial infection in the area, you may need prescription antibiotics.

More on How To Manage Shingles

 

 

If you need further clarification, please ask. __________________________________

My answer is for your personal information only. It should not be used as a substitute to visiting your doctor. No treatment should be tried without first consulting a doctor.

 

 

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 544
Experience: MBBS; MD (Skin & Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD and 7 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
WOW! Youre a genius Dr Hanish Babu! You can even diagnose me over the internet. Amazing. Thank you very much for all your help. I think a picture is no longer needed. Again thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a wonderful doctor!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery