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Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5784 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

A rash can occur anywhere on the body. While people find rashes on the arms or face very regrettable, a guy especially is annoyed when he develops a penis rash. Sure, the rash is not seen by as many individuals (unless he's attending a nudist convention, of course), but the people likely to see it are probably those he really wants to impress. And since a penis rash can sometimes mean that there is a penis health issue present that may preclude sexual gratification, preventing or treating a penis rash is usually of keen importance. For that reason, it pays to know about many different potential causes of penis rash, including one known as erythema multiforme.

Erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme is classified as a hypersensitivity disorder that presents as eruptions on the skin. These eruptions tend to be red welts, which may be purplish in the center, in some cases giving it the appearance of a "target." They may also form blisters, and ridges around the edges are not uncommon. Itching usually accompanies the welts; some patients also report experiencing a burning sensation.

The welts can appear anywhere on the body, including the penis and surrounding areas. Typically they appear suddenly and without notice, often in large groups. Some versions disappear in a few days; almost all disappear within two to three weeks. It is not unusual for a person to have two or three outbreaks within a year or so.

Erythema multiforme is considered a milder form of another disorder, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Men are more likely than women to contract it, and although it can appear at any age, it is more likely to occur in childhood and young adulthood.

Cause

So why does a person get erythema multiforme? Doctors wish they knew. The exact cause of this condition is not known. However, it often occurs in conjunction with or shortly after an infection, and is also associated with an outbreak of herpes simplex virus. There also are some medications that seem to forecast erythema in some individuals, including some antibiotics, anticonvulsants and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Treatment

Erythema multiforme tends to be self-healing, meaning that it will go away on its own if left alone. But a guy with a penis rash, especially an itchy or burning one, may not want to wait for a couple of weeks to get some relief.

Finding the trigger is usually the first step. If it seems to be in reaction to a medication the man is taking, he and his doctor should determine an alternative that can be used. Often, using antihistamines can help to relieve itching and burning. If the welts are oozing or over-sensitive, applying a moist compress to them can be helpful. If a determination is made that the erythema is actually a more severe form, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, further treatment may be called for.

It also helps to limit physical irritation of the penis rash. Wearing loose boxers rather than tight briefs may be useful. When possible, wearing no clothes may also further limit irritation and speed recovery.

Erythema multiforme can create a nasty penis rash, but it's not the only cause of penis skin issues. Strengthening the penis skin by regularly utilizing a top flight penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help prevent other rash situations. Take care when selecting a crème and definitely choose one that features both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) to provide ample moisturization opportunities. The best crème will also include a powerful antioxidant, ideally alpha lipoic acid. This antioxidant helps fight excess free radicals and thereby limits damage due to unwanted oxidative stress.

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Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5784 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

Unusual Penis Rash From Erythema

A rash can occur anywhere on the body. While people find rashes on the arms or face very regrettable, a guy especially is annoyed when he develops a penis rash. Sure, the rash is not seen by as many individuals (unless he's attending a nudist convention, of course), but the people likely to see it are probably those he really wants to impress. And since a penis rash can sometimes mean that there is a penis health issue present that may preclude sexual gratification, preventing or treating a penis rash is usually of keen importance. For that reason, it pays to know about many different potential causes of penis rash, including one known as erythema multiforme.

Erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme is classified as a hypersensitivity disorder that presents as eruptions on the skin. These eruptions tend to be red welts, which may be purplish in the center, in some cases giving it the appearance of a "target." They may also form blisters, and ridges around the edges are not uncommon. Itching usually accompanies the welts; some patients also report experiencing a burning sensation.

The welts can appear anywhere on the body, including the penis and surrounding areas. Typically they appear suddenly and without notice, often in large groups. Some versions disappear in a few days; almost all disappear within two to three weeks. It is not unusual for a person to have two or three outbreaks within a year or so.

Erythema multiforme is considered a milder form of another disorder, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Men are more likely than women to contract it, and although it can appear at any age, it is more likely to occur in childhood and young adulthood.

Cause

So why does a person get erythema multiforme? Doctors wish they knew. The exact cause of this condition is not known. However, it often occurs in conjunction with or shortly after an infection, and is also associated with an outbreak of herpes simplex virus. There also are some medications that seem to forecast erythema in some individuals, including some antibiotics, anticonvulsants and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Treatment

Erythema multiforme tends to be self-healing, meaning that it will go away on its own if left alone. But a guy with a penis rash, especially an itchy or burning one, may not want to wait for a couple of weeks to get some relief.

Finding the trigger is usually the first step. If it seems to be in reaction to a medication the man is taking, he and his doctor should determine an alternative that can be used. Often, using antihistamines can help to relieve itching and burning. If the welts are oozing or over-sensitive, applying a moist compress to them can be helpful. If a determination is made that the erythema is actually a more severe form, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, further treatment may be called for.

It also helps to limit physical irritation of the penis rash. Wearing loose boxers rather than tight briefs may be useful. When possible, wearing no clothes may also further limit irritation and speed recovery.

Erythema multiforme can create a nasty penis rash, but it's not the only cause of penis skin issues. Strengthening the penis skin by regularly utilizing a top flight penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help prevent other rash situations. Take care when selecting a crème and definitely choose one that features both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) to provide ample moisturization opportunities. The best crème will also include a powerful antioxidant, ideally alpha lipoic acid. This antioxidant helps fight excess free radicals and thereby limits damage due to unwanted oxidative stress.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (28217 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Your Newborn's Skin and Rashes

A newborn's skin is prone to rashes of all sorts. Fortunately, most of these rashes are harmless and go away on their own.

Common Rashes in Newborns

Pink pimples ('neonatal acne') are sometimes thought to be caused by exposure in the womb to maternal hormones. No treatment is needed, just time. They can last for weeks or even months on a baby's skin.
Erythema toxicum is another common newborn rash. It looks like red blotches with ill-defined borders that are slightly raised, and may have a small white or yellow dot in the center. Its cause is unknown, and it resolves without treatment after a few days or weeks.
Dry, peeling skin can be seen in almost all normal babies, but is especially noticeable in babies born a little late. The underlying skin is perfectly normal, soft, and moist.
Little white bumps on the nose and face (milia) are caused by blocked oil glands. When a baby's oil glands enlarge and open up in a few days or weeks, the white bumps disappear.
Salmon patches (called a 'stork bite' at the back of the neck or an 'angel's kiss' between the eyes) are simple nests of blood vessels (probably caused by maternal hormones) that fade on their own after a few weeks or months. Occasionally, stork bites never go away.
Jaundice is a yellow coloration on baby's skin and eyes. It is caused by an excess of bilirubin (a breakdown product of red blood cells). If the bilirubin level becomes sufficiently high, blue or white lights may be focused on the baby's skin to lower the level, because excess bilirubin can sometimes pose a health hazard.
Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age.
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Dr. Ramakanth Reddy 89% (153 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Common Skin Problems in Newborns

Toxic Erythema

Although the name sounds scary, this is a self-limiting problem requiring no long term medical attention. This usually appears as red blotches with a central white spot. It can occur anywhere and often involves the entire body. 

The most important factor to keep in mind is the baby?s general health. If the baby has no fever, stays alert and active, responds to the mother, feeds normally, and wets and soils the nappy as usual, then there is no need to be alarmed. However, if the baby stops feeding, stops crying or looks groggy all the time, then he or she needs to be assessed by a child specialist.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (28217 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What are the common side effects of intra?dermal rabies vaccination?

Cell culture vaccines have proved to be remarkably safe and free of significant adverse events. However, mild symptoms of pain, erythema, irritation or swelling at the intradermal injection sites occur in 3?92% of patients. The most frequent symptom is local irritation in 7?64% of vaccines. Generalized symptoms reported by 3?14% of recipients include headache, fever and influenza?like illness. Transient maculopapular and urticarial rashes are occasionally seen. All these adverse effects are mild, transient and self limiting and rarely call for the use of antihistamines and analgesics.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Eczema

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh 86% (115 ratings)
B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Homeopathic Treatment For Eczema

What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a common skin complaint.  It is characterized by inflamed skin with dry rash, erythema, papules, vesicles or pustules. Erythema is red skin discolouration; papules refer to eruptions of less than 1cm without any fluid; vesicles refer to fluid filled eruptions; pustules refer to pus filled eruptions. In the long run, it results in thickening of the skin. Itching and scratching – varying from mild to severe intensity – may be present. With scratching, the skin may even bleed. Eczema may cover a small area of the body or may be widespread, covering the entire body.

There is great scope of treating eczema with Homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy takes a mild, gentle approach to treating eczema. Homeopathy treats eczema in two phases: in the first phase, Homeopathic medicines control itching. In the next phase, they heal the lesions and control further progression of eczema. Homeopathic medicines also work wonders in case of eczema attended with complaints of hay fever and asthma. Prominent names in this category are Graphites, Sulphur, Petroleum, Mezereum and Natrum Mur. Homeopathic medicines for eczema are natural and therefore, safe from nay adverse side-effects. They can be taken by persons of all age groups.

Sarcoidosis - Few Facts!

Dr. Hemant Kalra 87% (369 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Sarcoidosis - Few Facts!

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas, tiny clumps of inflammatory cells, in one or more organs of the body.

Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis vary widely depending on the organs affected. When patients are first diagnosed, they often present with a classic set of signs like:

1)Fever
2)Enlarged lymph nodes

3)Swollen and painful joints, arthritis
4)Erythema nodosum, raised, red, and tender bumps to form on the skin, usually on the front of the legs. 

Medical treatment can be used to control symptoms, prevent complications, and improve outcomes in patients with persistent sarcoidosis.
 

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Penis Health For Frequent Laptop Users

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5784 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Health For Frequent Laptop Users

Penis Health for Frequent Laptop Users

As its name implies, a laptop is meant to be placed on the lap. But is that actually safe for penis health? Many studies have shown that prolonged use of a laptop so close to the penis area can have a detrimental impact on a man's penis. Here's what every man needs to know.

WiFi Will Not Make You Sterile: A common myth is that the radioactivity from WiFi can render a man sterile. Luckily, there's no truth to that. The radioactivity from WiFi is far too weak to alter your biology, according to the Cancer Research Society of the United Kingdom. The English study debunked a widely distributed but flawed study from 2011 that inaccurately linked WiFi with lower sperm count. Today, doctors do not believe that connection exists.

But Your Laptop's Heat Might: That's not to say that laptops don't cause infertility. A study conducted by Human Reproduction concluded that after an hour of laptop use, the temperature of a man's scrotum rose to 103 degrees from 80. A man's anatomy is designed such that sperm production exists outside the body because the body's natural temperature - 98.6 degrees - is too hot for the process. Raising the scrotum's temperature to 103 degrees, therefore, makes it such that sperm can't be produced.

The rise in temperature, scientifically known as scrotal hyperthermia, not only hampers a man's ability to create sperm, it also makes the remaining sperm less likely to fertilize an egg. The best way to avoid this is to place your laptop on a table while in use; placing a cushion between the lap and computer has been shown ineffective in avoiding this problem.

It Can Give You a Permanent Rash: Prolonged exposure to infrared heat - the process transferring heat from one body to another through electromagnetic radiation - also causes erythema ab igne. Colloquially referred to as "toasted skin syndrome", this condition takes the form of a red rash on the penis and in most cases is permanent. Due to the proliferation of laptops and technology, there's been a noticeable rise in erythema ab igne, according to the Dermatology Online Journal.

And That Rash May Cause Cancer: The even worse news is that erythema ab igne in rare cases has been known to cause cancer, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. If you have a long-lasting rash caused by this, it's essential to have it consistently monitored and biopsy by a medical professional.

What Can You Do?

The best way to avoid these problems is to concern alternatives to using your laptop directly on your lap. One way is to be sure is to take regular breaks from extended work by standing up and giving a chance for the area to cool down. Many computer stores also sell specifically designed products that reduce the heat transferred to your lap. However, it's important not to use a cushion as a defense. Researchers have found that cushions not only transfer heat, but they can also be flammable.

Any man concerned about his penis health should not only be identifying potential external issues, but also maintaining a routine designed to keep the penis healthy and strong. For many men, this starts with the regular application of a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for the skin). When selecting a penis health crème, be sure to find one rich in vitamins and nutrients. Vitamin e is scientifically proven to be a powerful natural hydrator and shea butter is an efficient and gentle vehicle for its distribution. Vitamin a, a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds, is known for its ability to fight harmful bacteria.

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Psoriasis And Its Treatment

Dr. Izhar Hasan 92% (247 ratings)
MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Psoriasis And Its Treatment

Psoriasis case before treatment and after 2 months:

A 47-year-old woman presented with erythematous rashes of various size and shape since 12 years. They principally influenced her trunk (chest, mid-region and back) and the two legs however she had a couple of sores on her scalp. She had no family history of psoriasis.

Aim and objective

In this case aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of cupping therapy with below mentioned formulation for psoriasis and objective of cupping therapy was imala wa tanqiya e mawad, improve subcutaneous blood flow circulation and autonomous nervous stimulation as well as sweat glands stimulation. 

Diagnosis and treatment: 

On physical examination, the patient was afebrile with other imperative signs inside typical breaking points. She had summed up erythematous, fiery patches. The Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) was used to express the severity of psoriasis based on (erythema, induration and desquamation) and percentage of affected area. This woman had psoriasis and responded well to cupping therapy every 15 days interval, in addition to arq mundi 50 ml twice, 5 grams of kutki and equal amount of chirayta and put the mixture in a glass of water before going to bed and consume in the morning after filtering the solids out. Patient’s therapy was continued for 4 sessions. PASI Score was 29.5 before treatment and reduced to 4.8 after 2 months. State of the skin enhanced and started looking solid as apparent in photographs.

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5 Types Of Rashes You Must Never Ignore!

Dr. Rohini Dhillon 90% (504 ratings)
PGDMCH, MBA( CHA) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
5 Types Of Rashes You Must Never Ignore!

Skin rash is the most common allergic symptom that dermatologists come across. While it is common to ignore a skin rash as a common symptom of any allergy, some of them should not be ignored as they can be life-threatening and require immediate medical help. Some of the common conditions which can produce life-threatening rashes are listed below.

  1. Pemphigus vulgaris
  2. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or erythema multiforme (EM) major
  3. Necrotizing fasciitis
  4. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
  5. Rocky mountain spotted fever

Some of the common symptoms are as follows:

  1. These affect the whole body or most parts of it.
  2. The skin and the mucous membranes are affected (mouth, nose, anus, vagina, and urethra).
  3. Most of these conditions are accompanied by blisters, which vary in size from about 1 cm to really large ones.
  4. When they break open, there is fluid within these blisters.
  5. Blisters on the mucous membranes can be extremely painful.

Understanding the types in detail

  1. Pemphigus vulgaris: This is an autoimmune condition wherein the tissues that hold the epidermal layers of the skin are affected. The body reacts against these tissues and so the skin is affected.
  2. Toxic epidermal necrolysis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Though the aetiology is not very clear, this severe allergic reaction is seen due to several medications and infections. Medications like sulfa-containing antibiotics, penicillin-containing antibiotics, anti-HIV medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) and anti-seizure medications can cause this reaction. Also, infections like hepatitis, cytomegalovirus and some bacterial infections are also shown to produce this reaction. There is severe necrosis or damage of the underlying connective tissue, causing severe damage to the skin and rashes with blisters, which are bluish and filled with fluid. They appear as crops bilaterally on the feet, chest, hands, abdomen and back.
  3. Toxic shock syndrome: Staphylococcus is one of the most common bacteria that causes various infections in the body; it can also induce large scale tissue damage, which can give rise to toxic shock syndrome. As a result of the infection, toxins are released causing severe organ and tissue damage. When tampons were introduced, this became a public health issue in the 1970s. Other symptoms of shock, including dehydration and severe sepsis, were also seen in such patients.
  4. Necrotizing fasciitis: A trauma or operative incision can cause severe erythema, and in the next 24 to 72 hours this can develop into huge rashes with haemorrhagic fluid, which can be very painful.
  5. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF): Caused by a tick bite, this infection produces a rash that starts in the extremities and gradually spreads to the torso. The rashes are pink in colour with blood leaking from the capillaries. Immediate medical attention is required is such cases in order to prevent haemorrhages. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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