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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How can I resolve the toasted skin syndrome on my upper thighs? The pattern is red, large without pain/itchiness or texture. It's been 2 weeks so far

How can I resolve the toasted skin syndrome on my upper thighs? The pattern is red, large without pain/itchiness or texture. It's been 2 weeks so far

First thing: Is make sure this is the right diagnosis. If so, remove the heat source. The redness may take months to resolve though. You need to be monitor for skin cancers in that area too. If you have pigmentation above redness, then sometimes retinoic acid creams or laser therapies are utilized. Seek the input of a knowledgable dermatologist, but you'll likely have to be patient too. ...Read more

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Hello doc, how does maculopapular rash look on the body? Can it be hiv-related a couple of weeks after the sex? Does it itch? Where on the body? Thnx

See below: Maculopapular rash just means exactly that, a rash with macules and papules, that can appear anywhere. It can be associated with HIV (if in the appropriate context), as part of the acute retroviral syndrome; it would manifest about 1-4 weeks after exposure/transmission. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Typically PR has: more spots and more diffuse presentation over torso and upper arms and legs. But anything is possible. It is very different than psoriasis vulgaris which has large plaques with silvery scales on top, PR has small macules (flat) that have oval shape with minimal scale. Guttate psoriasis can more mimic PR however distribution is different and lesions round not oval. A dermatologist will know the dif ...Read more

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What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more

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How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read more

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I've used hydrocortisone cream no change it changes as in clumps up in spots but stays in the form of ring. It's not ringworm. What else could it be?

I've used hydrocortisone cream no change it changes as in clumps up in spots but stays in the form of ring. It's not ringworm. What else could it be?

See the pediatrician: The image is too small to see what you're referring to. Eczema and other skin conditions can sometimes resemble ringworm. Hydrocortisone cream may partially improve the inflammation or redness associated with ringworm, but it won't treat it or make it go away...only an anti-fungal cream will treat ringworm. You should follow up with a pediatrician who can examine your child & advise treatment. ...Read more

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My 10 month old has red rash with lifted white bumps in it. Random parts of body, accompanied by fever and general sickness. What could this be?

My 10 month old has red rash with lifted white bumps in it. Random parts of body, accompanied by fever and general sickness. What could this be?

See details: There are several types of viral illnesses with skin rashes. However, the issue should be evaluated by your pediatrician as a precaution. ...Read more

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How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

Days to months: Erythema migrans, the bulls-eye rash unique to lyme, appears within 3-30 days after a bite & lasts several days to several months. However, no more than 1/2 and probably less than 1/3 of those with lyme report a bulls-eye rash. If you have it you have lyme, but not having it does not rule out lyme in any way. See http://www.Lyme-disease-research-database.Com/lyme-disease-rash.Html. ...Read more

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What could explain a rash of dry patches on the torso, and slowly spreading with very little itch and lasting over a week?

What could explain a rash of dry patches on the torso, and slowly spreading with very little itch and lasting over a week?

Pityriasis rosea: This is one of the possibilities which affects the torso, may not itch. Ot would develop over a few days. It resolves in about 8 weeks and is a reaction to a mild infection which has already resolved. Treat, net can lighten the marks but not speed up the process.If it persists see doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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My baby was diagnosed having some type of tinea versicolor, given kind of clotrimazole, does my babys skin will back to normal color with this medicine, ?

My baby was diagnosed having some type of tinea versicolor, given kind of clotrimazole, does my babys skin will back to normal color with this medicine, ?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common infection of healthy people caused by a fungus that is commonly found on normal human skin. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood. This skin condition can be controlled but rarely cured. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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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