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Cause of rash on upper thigh - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a small rash each side on my upper thigh (inside) very close to the pubic region. About 5-6 spots either side, with puss not very large about the size of an average zit on the face. But with puss most of them are just white with red (quite sore to touch) around the edges.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I read your query
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status
User :   Hi. 28 Male
User :   Financial Trader and Single
Doctor :   Are you sexually active? If what is your sexual orientation?
User :   Straight. Yes, I have had two sexual partners the last two weeks.
Doctor :   Do you have any penile discharge?
Doctor :   DO you have burning pain around thighs?
User :   I already had a small rash with smooth cover like warts but my doctor told me this was something that babies can get and it can be caught from touch. I forget the name but it is common in babies and will go in around 3-6 months! They will pop and crust away, but this rash is different just pussy spots.
User :   NO.
User :   No penile dishcarge. I have a small lump in thigh on right side has been painful but gone down a little now
User :   no burning pain around thighs.
User :   but spots are painful.
User :   legs feel a little weak, but may just be me worrying?
Doctor :   There are different possibilities
User :   yes, I may need to go see my GP? yes
Doctor :   It could be just skin pimples
Doctor :   just normal sebaceous glands with infection
Doctor :   they could be folliculties
Doctor :   that is infection of the roots of hair
Doctor :   They could also be herpes
User :   ok.
User :   Can herpes show white puss in the spot?
User :   Can they be on inner thigh too?
Doctor :   But my guess it could be follicultis or skin acne .
Doctor :   Iniatially herps presents as small bumps
Doctor :   the erodes
Doctor :   and then as small tiny ulcers
Doctor :   but there will be much pain!
Doctor :   But do you have pain?
User :   they hurt a little when I press down on them.
User :   but no really painful, just a little sore.
Doctor :   So they may not be Herpes
User :   could it be from sort of friction - it may sound weird but my last sexual partner had recently shaved and her legs (seemed quite hairy girl) and she had like a stubble effect on the upper part of her thigh like a guy who had not shaved in 1-2 days.
Doctor :   Wear loose under garments
User :   could it be from friction or something?
User :   ok I will wear them! or none at all?
Doctor :   As you said it could be from friction on hair
Doctor :   Gentle hair roots get hurt in friction and there will inflammation at the base of roots
Doctor :   At the base you see small whity pus
Doctor :   Are they come and go?
Doctor :   How long you have the rash?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   It could be also Moluscum Contageosum
Doctor :   I recommend you consult GP or Dermatologist to exacly know what is the rash
User :   ok.
User :   I slept withthe Girl sunday.
User :   the rash came on Wed night.
User :   on the right side it seems to be less with the pus going and just little red patches now, but the other side they are pussy
User :   yes the base it just white puss.
User :   If it is the moluscum Cont, what do I get for that?
Doctor :   It is STD
Doctor :   Sexually transmitted disease
Doctor :   I recommend you to consult GP to exactly know what is the lesion?
Doctor :   I suspect it could be Molluscum or follicultuies
User :   damn ok, I want to to to GUM clinic then. Ok, I will go to after hours, have to get train to London soon I will be rushed, it will be ok over wekend though? I can go Monday maybe
Doctor :   Yes or
Doctor :   It is not urgent
Doctor :   It is not urgent.
Doctor :   But make sure you visit and find out the cause
Doctor :   Only by physical examination, if required examination of the scraping of the base of rash, we ca find out what it is exactly
Doctor :   Dont just treat it as a regular rash
User :   thanks for yourt help
User :   very much
User :   Matt
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   You have a nice day
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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