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My armpits are in bad condition. They appear to be and

My armpits are in bad condition. They appear to be burnt and starting to grow a rash? What could it be?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: I'm not taking any medications. I made an appt for the doctor today since I just noticed the rash. My appt is not until Monday.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I'm pretty healthy.

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Dr. David

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Approximately 3-4 weeks ago I suffered from a yeast

Approximately 3-4 weeks ago I suffered from a yeast infection after a course of antibiotics. Toward the end of my treatment, my husband and I had intercourse and used a condom. He did not shower after intercourse and the next morning he left for work without showering. He wears restrictive clothing at work and spends a majority of his 10 hour day outside in the heat. By the time he got home, he was complaining that his groin area was itchy and inflamed. He assumed it was jock itch and began treating with lotrimin, cortisone cream, gold bond powder, Monistat cream, etc....you name it, he's tried it over the last several weeks. During this time, the 'rash' (primarily itching & redness) spread to his inner legs, scrotum, lower shaft of the penis, perineum, anus, stomach, chest, forearms and finally his under arms. He's literally bathed in yogurt, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil & tea tree soap. A Dr visit resulted in a prednisone prescription and fungus cream. Immediately he was feeling the relief with the prednisone. However, as the course of medication is coming to an end, the itching is returning. The primary areas continue to be his underarms, inner legs and groin area (between the pelvis and leg crease) including the scrotum. This morning he dabbed pure tea tree oil to the affected groin area and underarms. He immediately complained of severe burning. He showered and attempted to remove the oil with soap but felt little relief. He used aloe gel to soothe the burn but still only felt slight relief and moderate burning. Several hours later he showered and said the area was so dry he felt like he couldn't walk without his skin breaking. He applied vitamin E lotion that he's used daily for years in hopes this would offer moisture. He's at a breaking point and we don't know where to go from here. He has another prescription for prednisone and debated on whether to undergo a second round of oral steroid treatment. Can you offer any suggestions or remedies?

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Could what seems to be yeast infection at the tip of penis be STD?

I was on an antibiotic that ended a week ago this past Saturday. I do at time get yeast infections, I took a dyflucan a week ago sunday and then another one this past Thursday. The tip of penis is still uncomfortable; I did go to doctor yesterdayThis is an acute condition; they are testing me for STD.I have had kidney stones years ago. I get yeast infections when I take antibiotics. Waiting on STD results is driving me nuts!

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Dr. D. Love

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I have had severe anal itching for 11 years now and I have

I have had severe anal itching for 11 years now and I have tried so many different things but I have been too embarrassed to go to a doctor but now I need to go. It started just after I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy. At first I thought it was just a uti but it was not and it has itched and bothered me way way too long. I have tried pinworm treatment and about anything you can think of that you can buy online or over the counter. Most everything will make it settle down but then after a few days of using a new product it flares up like crazy. Please help I will do anything

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Dr. David

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Dr. Bob: Are you referring to topical Lamisil or Lotrimin

Dr. Bob:Are you referring to topical Lamisil or Lotrimin (or either) when suggesting that clearance should be achieved in 4+ weeks? Someone in the past suggested Loprox as well. Help me think of anything more I can do beyond these things: I use Zeabsorb or plain talc powder in conjunction with the Lotrimin. I change socks often. I could replace my shoes (I was hoping to wait until the infection cleared to do that). I don't feel comfortable sleeping or walking around barefoot as I fear it may spread to my groin. Any further recommendations? I tipped you 50% before so I might ask this short followup without guilt. :)

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Dr. Bob

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I am a lupus patient with and extensive medical history. I

I am a lupus patient with and extensive medical history. I do still have kidney fun even. In the last year, I have developed tiny white bumps on the tops of my feet. They are about the size of a pin head, skin tone, and sometimes itch. Severely. What could this be?JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?Customer: The issue has been about a year. On the rest of my body, especially legs, I have developed random white lesions that are layer in a flowerlike was. I also have quite a few age looking spots. I am 56 years old.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I was much, much sun exposure when I was young, but not since I have have lupus and sjogrens in the past 15 years.

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Dr Uzair

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I thought i had hemmorhoids and was treated for inflammation

I thought i had hemmorhoids and was treated for inflammation for quite some time.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: I used prescription creams and the inflammation was down. However, after the doctor cleared me (rectal specialist) I am still having issues. I do not have hemmorhoids, but i am still having issues with itching and ordor. No one has asked me for a stool sample. could I possibly have a parasiteJA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: most of the time my BM does not wipe clean and i have to practically reach in and get the rest.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I just found out i have pre-cancer stage 2 in the external vaginal area between the vagina and the rectal area. I am having a procedure to remove the rest of the area affected

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Dr. David

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Checking in about my head injury symptom. So within the last

Hello AgainChecking in about my head injury symptom. So within the last 6 months before the head injury I have had these bouts of intense biting type of itch in areas of my scalp. Dermatolgist noticed some dryness, but wasn't sure if that were causing the symptoms. I am convinced that it is related to nerves endings. I have had 3-4 episodes of this which lasts about a day and then goes away. I was thinking it may be related to perimenopause. I am 51 and am experiencing the change. I haven't had the episode for a few months now. That leads me to the current head injury we have been discussing. My headaches were feeling better over the weekend and then I washed my hair today. That stirred everything back up. The nerves became irritated again and mild headache today. But the worst of it is this intense itching started up full force today. I literally can't stand it. If I try to itch it, it just makes it worse. If I don't itch, it keeps biting and burning slightly. It is very challenging with the current head injury because don't want to scratch. Also don't want to rewash hair again, because that is going to aggravate nerve endings. Have you heard of an itchy type syndrome like this that may be nerve related? Have you heard of this type of thing with women approaching menopause? Also, is there anything you can recommend that may give me immediate relief?

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Neuro Doctor

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If i am not sure if i have hsv2 (currently being tested, IGG

If i am not sure if i have hsv2 (currently being tested, IGG negative with value of 0.08 at seven weeks post potential exposure) and tested way low for hsv1 (<0.01) can i perform unprotected oral sex without risk of hsv2 . i transmission? i am pretty sure with that low value and no cold sores on hsv1 that i don't have it. Can't find a clear answer anywhere online.JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?Customer: No fever, no symptoms of hsv2 other than itching in upper groin area which may be from nerves. Going for 10 week post exposure test Monday. No discharge, blisters, or any 'classic' symptoms.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I may have HPV, but never got diagnosed by biopsy. i think the wife and i probably may share that anyway, or can that be dormant for awhile and not transmissible? had two lesions that term said may be hpv cry off, and there could be a small one on head of penis. not sure. but main concern is hsv2 transmission during oral sex performs by me on her.

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