Doctor insights on:
Can I Use Cortisone For Fungal Rash
Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. ...Read more
I have eczema. I've gotten a rash in my groin that has not gotten better with cortisone cream. How do I know if it's a fungal rash?
Tinea cruris?: If fungal, this would be called tinea cruris. It's typically on both inner thighs as well as the groin. It's very itchy, brownish in color, and irregularly bordered. Cortisone may help the itchiness but would not help the rash to clear - that's one hint that it may not be eczema. If it's an irregular, brownish bilateral rash, you may want to try an anti fungal cream. ...Read more
I have a rash that my doctor has been unable to fix. Red and spreading outward with raised edges. Tried cortisone and anti fungal. No luck. Any advice?
See dermatologist: See a dermatologist to evaluate the rash. Lab work and a skin biopsy may be helpful in diagnosing the rash and help guide appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!
Rash going on 9 months. Not fungal/allergy. Sweating/itching make it worse. Not raised, dry or scaly. Cortisone only stops itching. Left thigh only.
See a dermatologist: Your description must be augmented by professional exam if you are to have any chance at accurate diagnosis. Effective therapy derives from precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Groin itch >6 months been to doc 3 times. Tried 4 prescription fungal + cortizone (hydrocortisone). Latest was lotrisone and econazole spray on top now rash appeared. Pleasehlp?
Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more
I had a fungal infc. I used cortisone cream then I got a white patch, how can I know that if this vitiligo or just a side effect of the cream?
Hypopigmentation: After a skin inflammation area or dermatitis lesion due to any reason is resolved, it will look lighter than the surrounding normal skin area. It is likely due to suppression or death of the local pigmented cells in the process. The white patch is more pronounced if you have dark complexion or expose to sunlight. It will gradually fade away. It might take many months or longer. ...Read more
I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?
Eczema: You need to make sure to use hypoallergenic shampoos. Also do quick baths to help not dry the skin too much. Thrm moisturize the skin with hypoallergenic lotion to keep the skin hydrated. Do the lotion more frequently., like 2-3 times per day. Hydrocortisone use is only for short term ...Read more
Had balanitis since 2014, tried anti-fungal, anti biotic, potent cortisone, circumcision but still there. What could be cause as its incurable.
Behind my 14 yr old daughter's ears itch terribly and have a foul odor. Would an anti-fungal med help or can we use a strong cortisone?
No steroid: The description of a foul smell points to an infection. I would not put steroid creams or ointments like cortisone on it as they may worsen the infection. If you are going to try anything at home try an antibiotic ointment and an antifungal cream. If this is not helping in 1-2 days see a physician on person for a more exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi Dr, I get repeated rashes the underside of my breast for which I am currently using Dermikelp as I do not want to use cortisone. Is this caused due to heat rash as I do suffer from the heat. What else can I do to ease the situation?
Allergy: You could be sensitive to ingredients in particular cortisone product that are used as base or preservatives. An ointment base is no allergenic. You can safely use aquaphor. If you see dermatologist you may need prescription for brand to avoid chemicals found in generic creams. ...Read more
Can not tell: Could be number of conditions but if it cured with cortisone and there are no other symptoms it is self limited rash. ...Read more
I have a very irritating harsh rash on my right wrist. It was making me go crazy. I couldn't stop myself from it. I put cortisone 10.
Watch on that hand?: If the rashes on the hand that you wear your watch you may be allergic to nickel. You could make the diagnosis yourself I just switching your watch to the other hand. Another possibility is that when you wash your hands you do not rinse the soap completely from that area and it is the soap that is irritating your wrist. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Is there a anti fungal soap i can use on my facewith lamisil cream?
- Small rash on breast can i use hydrocortisone
- What can i use for photosensitivy rash?
- Can i get cortisone shots while breastfeeding?
- Can i drink alcohol after a cortisone shot?
- Can i buy cortisone over the counter?
- Can i use hydrocortisone on my breast for a non itchy rash?
- Can i use hydrocortisone on outside skin of breast for a small rash?
- Can i use neosporin on lip rash?