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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What skin conditions can be mistaken for ringworm?

What skin conditions can be mistaken for ringworm?

Eczema: The most common skin condition that is mistaken for ringworm is eczema. They can look the same and develop on similar parts of the body but the treatment is completely different. See your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis and tinea versicolor, are they related?

I have seborrheic dermatitis and tinea versicolor, are they related?

One causes the other: Tinea can be caused by several yeast species. Pityrosporum orbiculare (old name: malassezia furfur) is believed to be associated with seborrheic dermatitis. This may be due to the infection or your body's immune response to the infection. It usually responds to antifungals in combination with anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Is there another condition that could easily be confused with a fungal skin infection?

Fungal confusion: The most common conditions that would be confused with fungus on the feet and hands is psoriasis and eczema. If on the body then it can be confused with nummular dermatitis and granuloma annulare. ...Read more

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Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

No: This is a fairly common nuisance illness that makes the skin peel on the palms and soles. It's not hiv-related. ...Read more

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Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a lichen planus pigmentation on the face a curable condition?

Is a lichen planus pigmentation on the face a curable condition?

See dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to get the diagnosis and treatment options and limitations. ...Read more

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Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Maybe: There may be some idiosyncracies of your immune system that help tie these things together. But none of it strikes me as warranting an extensive immune workup. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

No correlation.: First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans. It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

"picker's nodules": These are inflamed bumps that are the result of a vicious cycle: they itch or burn and the patient scratches or picks at them and this causes more itching and burning. This goes around and around and the lesions get worse and worse. Rub cortisone cream into them twice a day and strictly keep your hands off at all other times and they will go away. Often, anxiety makes them harder to ignore. ...Read more

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read more

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