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How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

A long time: The most common problem with a fungal infection is that people undertreat it. Even after the rash appears to have gone, you should continue to apply your medication for about two more weeks. Fungi can live very deep in the six and you want to treat the rash ideally for one complete skin cycle, which is six weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Could have been a: Little fissure or cut from a big poop passing through or from an inflamed hemorrhoid from constipation. Keep using your cream till it heals up. Glad it feels better!'. ...Read more

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I have a white splotchy rash/ skin fungus on my arms and am not sure how to treat it. Is there a good resource to look at options of what it cld be?

I have a white splotchy rash/ skin fungus on my arms and am not sure how to treat it. Is there a good resource to look at options of what it cld be?

Skin rash: Skin rash could be from several reasons. If you are convinced it is fungus, you can try selsun blue shampoo, it might work, If does not clear with that see a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I tried sporanox (itraconazole) for tv fungus got a bad rash during last week and now i was given 1 week fluconazole should I wait before this second treatment ?

I tried sporanox (itraconazole) for tv fungus got a bad rash during  last week and now i was given 1 week fluconazole should I wait before this second treatment ?

I would wait: Sporonox and Fluconazole are not the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor fungus reactions. Ketoconazole is much better as after taken by mouth, it gets to the skin the fastest. However, after an allergic reaction, you should try to use a topical treatment first. Selinium sulfide 2.5% shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo are much better and safer choices to treat your tv. ...Read more

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Itchy rash just between thigh and my genital area. Now it's dry and skin are peeling off. The area with rash has widen and darken. Very itchy. Fungus?

Probably: This is most likely a dermatomycosis (superficial skin fungal infection), but without seeing it cannot diagnose. Most family doctors will recognize this immediately if it is what i think, and treatment can begin right away. Go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

Rash: Clinical exam, sometimes skin biopsy, history, fungal scraping for microscopic exam and culture. See your doctor or dermatologist who has had 8 to 10 years of training to be able to differentiate between different presenting symptoms it is likely that your symptoms are not due to either of the 3 things you mentioned. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes?  Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

Sunlight has no: Effect. When infected, you must treat it with at least a topical antifungal. Occasionally, an oral antifungal will be used if teh problem is severe enough. See your podiatrist or dermatologist, . ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more