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how long does a fungal rash last

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Weeks to months: When they are treated properly, it takes about 14 days to clear the skin, up to 6 months to clear the scalp, 6 months to 9 months to clear the nails.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal rash: A fungal infections can last for as long as not treated. In addition, it can increase in size, spread to a larger area of the body while being very co ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Awhile: Fungal rashes grow slow and clear slowly. Therefore it could take a few days to a week to work.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin fungal: infections especially in area which are naturally MOIST are VERY difficult to get rid of....Remember KEEP DRY in between applications of whatever your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Years: Untreated a fungus can persist for months or even years and continue to spread from the original areas to other parts of the body.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: The acute or primary HIV infection can be asymptomatic in many individuals. For others however, symptoms like, skin rash and flu-like symptoms can dev ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends on treatment: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Different rashes: The "sandpaper" rash on the trunk lasts about 7-10 days and then peels like a mild sunburn. You can have impetigo, which can look like blisters or ho ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug Rash: It can still last a week to two . Must stop the offending antibiotic immediately and contact your doctor if any tongue or throat swelling (anaphylacti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes. Forever: It depends on the cause of the rash. If it is secondary to lupus, it may be present forever or it may resolve with treatment.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
36 years experience Dermatology
Quickly if treated: If it is a skin staph infection, with appropriate topical and /or systemic antibiotics the infection will typically clear within 7-14 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Rash:amoxicillin/mon: Rash associated with amoxicillina nd infectitious mononucleosis may last for few days to few weeks.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
14-21 days: ya, a drug rash can last longer than you'd think! Aveeno oatmeal bath soaks and Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be your friends until then.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
A few days: Rash associated with streptococcal infection disappears usually within a few days once treated properly with antibiotics. Occasionally, fine to gross ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Typically from 7-10 days but this can be quite variable with the individual infected.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: The acute or primary HIV infection is asymptomatic in many. Symptoms like skin rash and flu-like symptoms can develop within 2 to 3 weeks from the tim ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 2 weeks: About 2 weeks, give or take.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the ins ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends which kind of spider did the biting.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fun ... Read More
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