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Had antibiotics, now have a lot of small red spots from my feet to stomach. Any antifungal body wash you recommend for widespread infection?

Had antibiotics, now have a lot of small red spots from my feet to stomach. Any antifungal body wash you recommend for widespread infection?

Allergic reaction?: I would be more concerned that the rash you are describing is the result of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, rather than the result of fungal growth. I would change antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body ?

Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body  ?

Likely: The fungus that causes athletes foot is often the same found in the body, groin and scalp. Follow the directions as indicated on the label for the prescribed time period. If it does not work, or your symptoms worsen seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Seen 2 derms-no answers.Rash mostly on back/sides.Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin.Crawly on face.Antifungal wash helps some.

Seen 2 derms-no answers.Rash mostly on back/sides.Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin.Crawly on face.Antifungal wash helps some.

A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more

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I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?

I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?

See PCP/DERM: If you have treated with otc meds and it is not working, you will have to be seen to get a confirmatory diagnosis and treatment. You have done all you can do, now let the doc do his! this can be a harbinger of things to come and undiagnosed serious problems. Get seen and get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...Read more

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Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

No: I have never seen lotrimin (clotrimazole) cause generalized rash but it is possible as an unusual reaction to the other ingredients .Stop lotimin and see md. ...Read more