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Do you tell the difference between eczema and fungus

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cannot say: From your description it is hard to say which one-could even be something else. Please see a dermatologist.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause of this eruption.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Topicals or systemic: topical creams are advertised heavily. However, I believe over the counter Lamisil is more effective on skin and I believe toe nails. However, I also ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 17 years experience
Not necessarily: If his feet are very swollen this can cause cracks in the skin and cause the skin to blister or peel. This could be due to eczema or just from the swe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please consider: in person evaluation by a dermatologist or a podiatrist. Take care.
A member asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Blister: kind of hard to tell, did you have any trauma? are you a dentist and do dental exams using your fingers? is there any puss and erythema around the sit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Completely : Different. Fungus is a living organism. Eczema is a skin condition where skin is inflammed. Both could itch and therin lies a similarity. Fungus can s... Read More

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