How To Recognize An STD Rash

How to recognize an STD rash, it is normal to ask this question if you see any kind of rash in the genital area. Some Sexually transmitted diseases does not show any outward manifestation when someone become infected. However, some display rashes on the genital area. Thus, it is important to recognize if the rash is STD related or a symptom of another illness.   

  1. Look for genital warts on your genital or anus. People who have HPV the Human Papiloma Virus normally has small warts around the genital and anus. These warts are usually flat or raise with pink to brownish appearance similar to a cauliflower. During an HPV outbreak, the patient may also have accompanied pain. These warts are easier to recognize in men than in female because they are usually on the base of the penis or located near the penis shaft. Females will see the warts on the outer labia or they may be located inside the walls of the vagina. Female genital warts left untreated may cause cervical cancer. Therefore, it is important to seek medical care if you have genital warts.

  2. Inspect your genital area for STD rash resembling cold sores. Genital Herpes is a common STD illness transmittable through sexual contact. You can recognize the STD rash for genital herpes by looking for rashes that looks like cold sores located around the base of the penis, on the vagina or the anus. Look also for blisters that have a reddish appearance. During an outbreak, these rashes may release pus as well.

  3. Check your genital for Syphilis by looking for firm sores. You can recognize syphilis by looking for a single sore or you might see several sores. These STD rashes are firm bumps that are round, small and usually not painful, lasting anywhere from three to six weeks. The first stage of a syphilis outbreak starts out as sores or small bumps located around the genital area, anus or the mouth of the infected person. They generally heal without intervention after roughly six weeks. However, they are not truly heal they enter into a dormant stage and then reemerge a second time with a rash that appears rough, with a red or reddish brown color on the hands and feet accompanied by a fever, sore throat, headache, weight loss, muscle aches, swollen lymph glands and fatigue. Sometimes these rashes are so small that they are difficult to recognize. Left untreated, this disease could lead to brain damage, partial blindness or paralysis.


  •  It is important to pay attention to your body and if you notice any abnormality contact your medical provider for care. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
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