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How to treat itchy bumps and rashes in the genital area?


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Published At April 2, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 27, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have rashes on my leg and arms. It started a month ago. I am applying steroid cream for that. Two days back started appearing in genital areas too. Kindly help me.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I can see a few fluid-filled blisters. Please answer a few questions of mine.

  1. Is the rash itchy or painful? If itchy, is it more during the day or night?
  2. Does the rash appear in the form of red bumps or fluid-filled blisters?
  3. Do you have any other ailment? Are you taking any medicine for some other disease?
  4. Is there a history of similar complaints in the family? Have you applied anything new to the body?

I would also recommend you upload pictures of the rash on the arms and leg so that the condition becomes clearer.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply doctor.

They appeared like bumps and the itching happens when they start to appear. Then I use steroids to stop it. I am taking Zoloft antidepressants, Nebilet for blood pressure, and some vitamins. This condition is not running in the family. Yesterday big one appeared at the base of the penis. With the use of steroids, it went smaller. I went to a doctor here and he said it was eczema due to stress. Is it true?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

According to your history and the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it seems to be scabies which is a mite infection affecting the skin. I recommend you to apply Permethrin lotion two tablespoon on the entire body from neck downwards to the toes excluding the face and head. It is to be applied at bedtime and in the morning you can have a bath. Along with this all your clothing, bed sheet and blanket should be washed in 3-4 days duration in hot water. You have to apply this Permethrin lotion again for 10 days in the same manner as mentioned above. Along with this take tablet Ivermectin 18 mg single tablet stat .This is for 15 days. Besides this for itching take antihistaminic like tablet Levocetirizine once or twice daily depending on the itching. On the bumps you can apply corticosteroid cream like Clobetasol propionate twice daily. It will take around three weeks to get resolved.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


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