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How can I tell the difference between a fungal infection and diaper rash on my buttocks?

How can I tell the difference between a fungal infection and diaper rash on my buttocks?

Test an area: A doctor such as a dermatologist can sample the area in question and test it for a fungus. A diaper rash, is usually caused by a chemical irritation of the skin, and should not produce growth of fungus. ...Read more

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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


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How can I tell the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

How can I tell the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Superficial vs deep: With any given swab you could find MRSA on almost any body surface as a benign contaminant.As in infecting agent it tends to burrow down into the depth of the skin & form puss bearing abscesses. Regular diaper rashes tend to remain superficial, rough areas on the top of the skin. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a rash and bug bites?

How can I tell the difference between a rash and bug bites?

Rash: See your dermatologist. This differential diagnosis occurs in a lot of rashes and clues have to be sought by looking carefully at the skin. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...Read more

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How to treat a neoprene rash on my wrists?

Avoid all rubber: Avoidance of all rubber /latex is the key. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin to grow back after a leg road rash?

How long does it take for skin to grow back after a leg road rash?

3 weeks: These are essentially partial thickness burns and can be treated with washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day, application of Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. These types of injury should be healed in 3 weeks--if they are not, or if they do not seems to be improving normally, you should see a physician to see if there is an additional problem. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a burn blister and a fever blister?

How to tell the difference between a burn blister and a fever blister?

Blisters: A burn blister is usually one blister and a fever blister (herpes simplex virus infection or reactivation) is usually multiple blisters grouped together, although that is not an iron clad rule. In immunosuppressed patients herpes blisters can be solitary blisters. Also, if you burn you lip, the trauma of the burn can cause the herpes blisters to appear if you have been infected with hsv. ...Read more

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How to distinguish between a ringworm and rosea?

How to distinguish between a ringworm and rosea?

KOH: If you mean pityriasis rosea (which is frequently mistaken for ringworm) a dermatologist can run a KOH prep for the presence of the fungal elements that cause ringworm. Often, though, he/she can tell the difference just by looking at it. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between an armpit rash and a razor burn?

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How can I tell the difference between an armpit rash and a razor burn?

Rash vs. Razor burn: Razor burn is caused by razor. Rash can be caused by Allergies, Eczema, Infections, Psoriasis, etc. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

Diaper rash: Without seeing, it’s difficult to diagnose. If the diaper rash fails to respond to more frequent changes and use of ointments sold for this condition, then it is possibly due to yeast infection. Yeast diaper rash will respond to topical antifungals. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus . This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin. ...Read more

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What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

Doubt it's herpes: Your description of such a WIDESPREAD infection which seems to cover BOTH SIDES of the body at the same time is not the usual way that HERPES infections appear. Usually people will have an infection over ONE SIDE of the body only and it is unusual to be on the face AND on a leg at the same time. Do you have pictures you wish to upload for review? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

It can take a while: Tendons receive a relatively poor blood supply, and can take a long time to heal. You need to rest it as much as possible. As hard as it might be, what rests that area better than anything is a non-weight bearing cast, and even this may take a couple of months. Wish i had better news. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Rash between my buttocks has caused skin to darken. I also get tear in between the crack if I wipe/wash to hard. How can I treat this area?

Rash between my buttocks has caused skin to darken. I also get tear in between the crack if I wipe/wash to hard. How can I treat this area?

Keep Clean And Dry: Chronic chafing due to breakdown of skin caused by daily moisture/heat/bacteria is likely cause of symptoms. Inflamed skin darkens after healing, color may lighten with time. Do wash daily with soap/water, taking care to cleanse after bowel movements, use sensitive-skin baby wipes between washing. Dry thoroughly, may use diaper powder with zinc oxide for sore areas. See doctor if problems healing. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

Not: difficult for trained professionals. Usually tinea corporisor ring worm is usually circular with central clearing while other rashes look different depending on the etiology ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more