Skin rashes contagious

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Avatar m tn She told me that she used to have this around her nose in winters but never experienced these kind of rashes on the lips skin. What possibly that could be ? I have sebboric dermtitis too and dandruff too. She also had a nodular acne like bump on her arm which lasted for quite a while and she said she never had that before too. I suffer from acne too. What possible disease i could have transferred to her, which is manifestion into these symptoms. Any clues ? Thanks a lot.
1798727 tn?1315743392 Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is believed to be an inflammatory reaction related to the proliferation of normal skin habitant Malassezia – a yeast, which produces toxic substances that infect and irate the skin. The disease is neither contagious nor related with diet but it may be aggravated by other illness like Psychological stress, immune compromised patients, neurological diseases like Parkinsonism and stroke.
Avatar n tn But it is not possible that both of you are having the symptoms at the same time even when you are miles apart.Moreover,you are not having any blisters or rashes of herpes. Did you complete your treatment for scabies as permethrin cream and oral ivermectin? Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs.Did you get it done? Other possibility for this itchy rash is hives.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend got a tattoo on the lower left side of his stomach last weekend and shortly after an itchy rash of small red bumps (and some that look like irritated whiteheads) appeared around his tattoo. He thougt that perhaps it was some sort of allergic reaction to the Lubriderm that he was using for the tattoo, however when we had intercourse a bit after, we saw that I suddenly had the rash as well, right in the spot where his tattooed/rash area touched my skin.
Avatar f tn My skin is very sensitive, I've dealt with odd rashes all of my life, mostly from soaps and detergents. About 2 years ago when I was in a relationship the guy told me that he would have this stuff on his back appear every once in a while and his doctor gave him special shampoo to control it. I never quite found out what it was. later into our relationship I noticed this rash on my back that just keep getting worse espeacially when it was hot outside and I was sweating.
Avatar n tn It is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs. Diagnosis can be confirmed only after clinical examination. I feel that a dermatologist would be the best person to evaluate that. Hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.
Avatar m tn Neither me nor anyone in her family has contracted her flu...
Avatar n tn I have a contagious itchy face syndrome that makes myself and the others around me itch their faces, i.e.,(nose, eyelides, ears, etc...) I think it is related to the herpes/chicken pox virus. I had this condition many years ago and it seemed to go away. However, it has come back and been non-stop for the past week. Basically, my face feels like there is something like a hair/worm underneath my skin w/ a slight burning sensation, which make me want to itch my face all the time.
Avatar n tn If it does not clear up in 3-4 days then please consult your doctor. Other contagious rashes are a viral rash called Molluscum contagiosum or it may be scabies or impetigo. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is an atopic(allergic), hereditary, and non-contagious skin disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin. The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally and easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens and becomes red, flaky and very itchy. It also becomes vulnerable to surface infections caused by bacteria.
Avatar m tn Warts are tumours or growths of the skin caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).They are contagious when in contact with the skin of an infected person. It is also possible to get warts from using towels or other objects used by an infected person. Exactly what it is can be confirmed only after examination and biopsy. My sincere advice would be to get it examined from a dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I have been getting red itchy rashes on my arms and they are getting worse because now they are also bumpy. I went to the doctor but he never really told me what i had. He did give me some lactaid lotion, but that just makes the itchyness worse. A friend recommended clotrimazole and this other triple antibiotic ointment that cools down the itchyness, but my red rashes still look like nasty bumps on my arms.
Avatar n tn But now blood vessels in the skin are more noticeable. And the skin is still irritable and there are a few areas that even looked scarred. I had never had irritation like this and now I'm always wary of it. So: 1. Did I permanently damage the skin?? 2. Is this irritability a permanent condition? 3. Was the vitamin A&D a right move and what else can I do to help alleviate the situation? 4. What about that girl could've made me become irratated in that manner so quickly?
Avatar m tn Candidiasis is a fungal infection and highly contagious. You can get this infection by close contact, skin to skin contact or even the undergarments of effected persons. Keep on applying the topical antifungal that you have been prescribed by your dermatologist. Severe cases may need oral antifungals. Also get yourself tested for HIV and practice safe sex in future. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Please help!
Avatar m tn It is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. If it is scabies, then you may need permethrin and oral Ivermectin. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn would you please care to elaborate. how can rashes cause PNT?? also if its PLEVA, will the rashes stay lifelong or will they disappear. window period- sadly not. am still within the window period. should retake a test, if I take now, it will be almost 45 days. but still way short of 90 days window. thus, could this rashes result from HIv virus.
Avatar n tn Have risk factors like loose scrotal skin (which produces heat anyhow) and too much stress. - Please help a) Have tried powder and oral drugs but high stress triggers it. b) At work I think spores can spread on carpets, seats etc. Also sometimes I tuck my shirt inside trouser and sometimes outside which again can bring out spores. What are chances that it can spread to lot of people or nobody. Since its recurring its getting hard to take a lot of precautions.
Avatar m tn Your interest in protecting your sex partners is laudatory -- I wish everyone with syphilis (or the possibility of it) had the same sense of responsibility. However, none of this information changes my opinon or advice. This isn't syphilis. "...if it's not primary or secondary syphilis, nor herpes... What might it be??" The large majority of genital skin rashes and other skin problems are not STDs, and whole treatises have been written on genital dermatology.
Avatar n tn I think I've seen the doctor say that recently infected people are the most contagious because their antibodies have not kicked in to reduce the viral level yet. A condom would protect you because HIV can't penetrate latex, but having unprotected sex with them would be pretty high risk. I think I even saw the doctor say once that the probability of getting HIV from unprotected sex with a recently infected person could be as high as 1 in 10.
Avatar m tn Hello, Since the redness comes back after stopping the cream, so it can be due to dermatitis skin, eczema or atopic dermatitis or psoriasis skin. Psoriasis is a non-contagious disorder which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. It can be treated but it commonly has recurrences also. So a regular treatment is required for this. It is thought that psoriasis occurs when the immune system overreacts, causing inflammation and flaking of skin.
Avatar n tn I have been having some series of rashes on my right butt three times now. It looks like I got scratched from the tag in my pants or that a bug bit me. But it is always in the same location. It is itchy in the beginning, then they have like water substance coming out of it. I normally put neosporin on it. Wait a few days and then it dries out as a scab. I remember once going to get std tested and they looked at my butt for any skin issues.
Avatar n tn Blisters can be part of many rashes. Insect bites can potentially result in blisters. Other rashes that have blisters include: Contact dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction to something applied to the skin. Herpes infection, either a cold sore (Herpes simplex) or shingles. Most of the time shingles occupies a larger area than a cold sore, but that is not a hard and fast rule. Both of these should be treated with an antiviral medication.
Avatar m tn He says that it helps a little but he is still getting the rashes. A few years ago he had contact dermatitis on his back and this rash sort of looks like that but just in various places now like his arms and legs. At night when we get into bed he is scratching so bad he is leaving marks on his legs and I am concerned. It doesn't seem to be contagious or anything because I am not having the problem with itching so I am not sure what in the world is going on. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Near the foreskin, there are small,red, and *slightly* swollen rashes that itch a lot. The skin is slightly foldy and dry at the base of the penis. When erect, these outward signs are barely visible. The condition has worsened from day 1 to day 2. There is no constant urge to itch during the day, but it gets very itchy if I stroke or rub the penis. I've been refraining from masturbation since I noticed this, and have used some moisturizing lotion.
Avatar m tn About 2 1/2 years ago, I went to a local dermatologist for the skin condition that I had developed. I was told that is was Pityriasis Rosea and was given a cream to apply. It seemed to help, but then the reddish roundish spotscame back. I was told that this condition is fungal, but of unknown causes. I was still breastfeeding my baby daughter at the time, but was told that it wasn't contagious.
Avatar m tn my partner has also found flesh coloured bumps on his hands now aswell and ive never seen anything on the internet searches ive done about dermatitis being contagious. but my doctor is adament about it being dermatitis and not scabies. my doctor said this is an after effect of scabies but i dont understand why it would show up a month and a half after i was treated. please can somebody help me? im going insane.