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i think my hand rash is due to a fungal infection. what can i do?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hand rash: One of the more common otc antifungal creams is clotrimazole, which goes by the brand names lotrimin af athlete's foot cream or lotrimin af jock itch cream (in the United States) and other common otc antifungal creams include the brand names Monistat 1 (tioconazole), tinactin (tolnaftate), Lamisil (terbinafine), and aloe vesta, baza and carrington antifungals (miconazole). Fungus vrs eczema?
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
FP or derm can do scraping of rash, add potassium hydroxide, & look with microscope for fungal elements in the residue
Apr 13, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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