A 31-year-old female asked:
have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible id reaction? symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas
1 doctor answer • 8 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication.
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Last updated Sep 3, 2019
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