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Hi, I have a rash (about 6-8 small lumps) on the right side

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I have a rash (about 6-8 small lumps) on the right side of my labia major, near the vaginal entrance. I have been tested for herpes - negative and all other common std's which were all negative results. The Doctor prescribed Doxycyline 100mg x 2 day for a postiive ureaplasma infection, but i was wondering if this would casue the rash on the vulva? And if not what are the likely causes, considering the negative results from the above test?

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Just about any infection can cause a rash.

I would worry about fungal infection in this area.
I would have swabbed the rash itself for identification.

The doctor is presuming a cause, and if he is correct the doxy will take care of it.

If not, cultures should be done.

Any skin problem can occur here in fact from eczema, to psoriasis, other autoimmune problems, infections and rare skin problems.

Yeast being the most common cause.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your answer.


 


The doctor said there was no thrush present in the vaginal swabs, are there other fungal infections it could be?


 


 


 

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes there are a variety of fungal infection.
Infections: fungal /bacterial; doxy will cover the pertinent bacteria.
Viral

Allergy
Contact dermatitis
Auto immune rash
Rare skin disease

If this persists, a small sample of the rash could be sent to the lab to help.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I also have a swollen lymph node on the left side of my groin and slightly swollen labia, I'm assuming it's the bartholin glands, they are uncomfortable, rather than painful and the area looks redder than usual, but they haven't swollen up like images on google... Should i revisit the doctor? All these symptons were present when the doxy was prescribed.


 


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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
A swollen gland should be obvious and any ob/gyn would drain it.
Yes revisit the doctor.

The lymph node can be from any irritation or infection in the area.

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