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Condition Confused Fungal Skin
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
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
Flaky cheeks/eyebrows, burning, red. History of eczema. Elidel, (pimecrolimus) azoles, tea tree worsening problem. Could it be eczema not seb derm?
Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Will i need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
Dx lichen simplex on vulva but also have dry, sore sometimes itchy skin on scalp, hands, armpits - dry vulva.. is this a possible skin allergy?
See dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to get the diagnosis and treatment options and limitations. ...Read more
Could dry itchy shins with depigmented spots be caused by a fungal infection linked to a yeast imbalance in the gut rather than simple psoriasis?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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