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do you tell the difference between eczema and fungus

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Pointers: Ringworm affects body, feet, groin, scalp.Eczema affects knees, elbows, neck etc.They are both itchy.Ringworms looks like raised red scaly rings.Eczem ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
More of the Same.: There are many reasons for a toenail to fall off, including a fungal infection. As long as there is no bleeding or drainage, fine. Leave it uncovered. ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Cannot say: From your description it is hard to say which one-could even be something else. Please see a dermatologist.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Rash: Clinical exam, sometimes skin biopsy, history, fungal scraping for microscopic exam and culture. See your doctor or dermatologist who has had 8 to 10 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Location and charact: The location and characterstic, these two conditions do not have any similarity whatsoever and there is never any confusion in diagnosing either.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to oc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: difficult for trained professionals. Usually tinea corporisor ring worm is usually circular with central clearing while other rashes look different de ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rosacea: "heat rash" generally occurs on the body in warm or flushed skin. Rosacea occurs on the face and is generally independent of skin temperature, though ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Different: Eczema or atopic dematitis is a chronic skin condition that involves scaly and itchy rashes in which you can use different kind of steroids cream to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Appearance & where: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Folliculitis usually affects a larger area of skin than the small spot that a herpes sore affects. Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast itches and bur: Can burn and irritate the vulva and usually discharge is think white and clumpy, BV smells is grenn or brown or yellow or multi colored , does not itc ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin: Discerning : So, the simple answer is that herpes is very painful. It often appears initially as a cluster of blisters and then the top of the sore deteriorate ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wong Moon
Dr. Wong Moon answered
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lotion: Dermatitis usual resolves with lotion. Herpetic lesions usual recur in the same region and does not improve with lotion. Herpes lesions improve with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema and Fungus: Both eczema and ringworm can cause an itchy, red rash that appears in circular shapes. The rash may blister or be made up of tiny bumps. It can spread ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Easy: Suppose you're sure it's one or the other, which you probably aren't. DH is symmetric. HG is wherever you got rubbed on the mat with the wrestler who ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
By proper testing: The lesions caused by either are usually different. Under any circumstances, the lesions need to be seen by a competent physician. Because the treatme ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatillomania: Dermatillomania is an impulse control disorder with compulsive skin picking. Dermatophagia is impulse control disorder with compulsive biting of skin ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Eczema is scaly: Eczema is chronic skin rash which is caused by an over-active immune system attacking and drying out the skin. I often consider it akin to "asthma of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bird mite vs bedbug: A bird mite bite may not cause a lesion or it may be very tiny & cause the feeling that something is crawling on the skin as well as severe itching. T ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Location: Genital herpes usually on penis, scrotum, vulva, pubic area or sometimes, groin. They are small grouped blisters. Folliculitis, by definition, develop ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye doc: There are actually many reasons for red eyes other than pink eye and allergies. Some can be serious. I recommend you take your child to a pediatric op ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or strept ... Read More

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