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Genital itching, soreness. Have dry red penis. Itchy rashes on body. What could it be?

Hello doctor, I have been having genital itching and red soreness. I am 19 male and i have been have dry red penis head and under my foreskin it s seems to be a yeast infection . And I have been increasing itchy rashes on my body starting from right hand and groin.lastly, today when I was cleaning under my foreskin, I noticed a red cut. I am worried as to what it might be and my question is are all these symptoms related? What I am dealing with and how can I treat it?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Hello, thanks for using HCM.
Itching on the genital region, hands and groin is typical of scabies. Scabies is caused by a skin parasite that typically is transmitted from one person to the other through close contact. It also presents with increasing itching in the night and usually affects more than one person in the house. However it is easily treated with topical drugs and non pharmacological measures like washing and pressing of dresses, beddings etc.
However, there is a possibility of having the penile erythema (redness) and the body itch as separately occurring affections. As such possible diagnosis for the penile symptoms could be impetigo, chancre or yeast infections as you suggested while the itching could be due to urticaria or some allergic reactions.
You should however consider visiting a doctor for an appropriate evaluation.
Best regards and hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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