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Rashes on the inner thigh, mild fever, itchy on the right testicle chance of HIV infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can you examine a photo of a skin condition and give me a likely diagnosis?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am General physician
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I will help you with this
Doctor :   to the best of my abilities
User :   So, I have a skin condition that I think might be an STD.
Doctor :   may i know a brief history about it ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you please elaborate
User :   a few days ago I developed a rash
Doctor :   can you mail the photo now ?
Doctor :   to
User :   yes
User :   hang on
Doctor :   please do it and meanwhile i wil also ask a few relevant questions
User :   can we suspend my time while you wait?
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok , we will extend in such a case
User :   alright
Doctor :   ok , you may send it now and resume the chat , i shall wait till then
User :   ok, I've sent it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i shall view it in few mins
Doctor :   meanwhile pease brief me about it
User :   It has lasted almost a week
Doctor :   ok
User :   it seems to be healing now
User :   there are small bumps and redness
User :   no blisters
Doctor :   ok
User :   skin seems to be peeling a little
User :   like a mild sunburn
Doctor :   may i know briefly about your sexual history
User :   I've had a few girlfriends this year.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I almost always use a condom but one broke recently.
User :   She had a cold sore last two months ago and I haven't asked her if he has any disease.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me if you have fever now ?
User :   no fever
User :   if I had one, it was mild
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i just viewed the picture
Doctor :   may i know where exactly is the rash ?
User :   inner thigh
User :   I have a more recent picture now
User :   I will send again
Doctor :   ok , send it
Doctor :   send it and chat with me , i shall wait
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   you are not responding
User :   sorry
Doctor :   you can chat again we will provide an extension of 15 mins
User :   my computer is very slow now
Doctor :   if this time expires now , do not worry
Doctor :   ok we will provide 15 mins
Doctor :   did you send it ?
User :   yes
User :   just now
Doctor :   ok i will view it
User :   so, what are your thoughts?
Doctor :   et us continue you were telling me about the mild fever
Doctor :   i will view it give me a minute please
User :   I didn't notice any fever.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where do you see this rash ?
User :   inner thigh
Doctor :   only inner thigh ? or other areas too
User :   only here
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and does it itch ?
User :   it's immediately beside my right testicle
User :   a little itchy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are they increasing in size
User :   no
Doctor :   ok , do you notice minute blisters ?
User :   there don't seem to be any blisters
Doctor :   i cannot see them in the pic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this an sores in your genitalia ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you having diabetes or any other illness?
User :   there seems to be a slight odor associated as well
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   years ago I had a similar rash that I thought must have been a bacterial or fungal infection
User :   it was not as bad as this one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
Doctor :   with the picture and analyzing your history
Doctor :   i feel this is more like a fungal rash
Doctor :   it is a dermatits
Doctor :   due to fungus
Doctor :   it doesn look like herpes to me
Doctor :   as i would expect blisters around
User :   it was probably sexually transmitted?
Doctor :   yes , it can spread through contact
Doctor :   and low immunity
Doctor :   i cannot asoociate it with any thing else
User :   do you think it might be herpes?
Doctor :   it does not look like herpes
User :   I have read that H1 and H2 can look very different from person to person.
Doctor :   but need to confirm
User :   I'm in China
Doctor :   yes , they can look different
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest you to get them examinaed
Doctor :   examined
User :   it's not easy to take care of this and I'm worried about my visa if my school knows that I suspect an STD
Doctor :   are you on any medicines ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok do you have a history of anu allergy ?
Doctor :   any*
User :   no
Doctor :   this is an erythematous rash
User :   i developed the rash a few days after sex with a girl who had bad cold sores on her lip months ago
Doctor :   this could also be due a viral infection
Doctor :   so i can give you three possibilities
Doctor :   1. fungal infection
Doctor :   2, rash due to an underlying viral infection
Doctor :   3. HERPES RASH
Doctor :   i suggest you visit a dermatolgist
Doctor :   and confirm the same
User :   maybe 33%, 33%, 33%?
Doctor :   no , i give it like 50 percent fungal
Doctor :   we need to rule out all infections too
User :   if i have herpes, will my hearth insurance be very high?
User :   ok
Doctor :   sometimes such rashes appear in fungal infection called jock itch
Doctor :   developing due to moisture accumalation in the groin area and friction
Doctor :   i may not be able to comment on your health insurance
Doctor :   it varies from place to place
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would first say you get it examined
Doctor :   surely you can get it treated
User :   alright
Doctor :   and if it is fungal nothing to worry much
Doctor :   visit a fgood dermatologist
User :   I put alcohol on it and it improved
User :   does that indicate that it is more likely fungal?
Doctor :   yes , it looks so
Doctor :   but i cannot fully confirm
Doctor :   it needs a good examination in light
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   did i answer all your questions ?
User :   I think so
Doctor :   ok , are there any more questions for me
User :   I have another problem
User :   about payment
User :   I think I paid four times by mistake
User :   in all, it should be $15 I think
Doctor :   ok we will tell our customer care to look into this matter
User :   great
User :   oh
Doctor :   we will look into it
User :   before I see a doctor, what else can I do at home?
User :   it might be a week before I have time to go to a doctor
User :   it's very difficult here
User :   I only speak a little chinese
Doctor :   you must observe the rash
User :   does this site have a chinese doctor?
Doctor :   avoid moisture collection in the area
Doctor :   keep the area dry
User :   if so, that would be really really helpful
Doctor :   if there is fever you must keep it under control
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