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A 26-year-old male asked:

I've been using topical steroids on what i'm now thinking is pityrosporum folliculitis as lamisil cream is helping. does topical steroids not make this worse as opposed to ringworm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
When applied over fungal infections (ringworm) , topical steroids have either no effect or may even accelerate the fungal spread. Yet any skin condition causing altered skin integrity can have a superimposed fungal infection. In other words, you may have both. Your doc could sort it out.
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