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DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
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Experience:  MD, board certified
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I have recurring red, shiny rash with very small bumps on

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I have recurring red, shiny rash with very small bumps on scrotal area. Each occurrence has been in the same location. What is the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrK99 replied 1 year ago.

Are the bumps like blisters? Do they itch? Do they turn to scabs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sometimes they blister, sometimes they don't. They only have light itching when irritated or touched. Only sometimes i see little scabbing. Also, this the fourth time this rash has arised in the last 5 months. After the 2nd occurence I did a full panel test. All results came back negative. After the third occurrence i did a herpes 2 only test just to make sure it wasn't that. Results were negative. IgG blood tests.
I have no burning while urinating. This reoccurence now is the worst yet. Symtoms go away after a week or so.My job consists of working outside and in woods all day. 2 days before the first occurrence i shared an old bathroom towel to dry myself. Not sure if they are related. Ive had unprotected sex one time 12 months ago. I always use a condom.Here are more photos. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 20 years old 165lbs, athletic build and very healthy. I am a germaphobe so i have no idea how i got this. This carrys a lot of stress on my mind.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can provide additional pictures at request.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried antifungal cream which seems to calm it down but not cure it. Antibiotic ointment doesnt do anything.
Expert:  DrK99 replied 1 year ago.

You need a blood test for herpes hsv 1 and 2 igm and igg. Also a swab of the area when the lesions are there. If all is negative, this is a yeast infection or jock itch The best treatment is over the counter lotrimin gold.

Expert:  DrK99 replied 1 year ago.

Again, the pictures do not show anything