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I have a small skin rash on upper scrotum w/ pinching feeling, I put antifungal topical med. When should I be worried and see a doc?

I have a small skin rash on upper scrotum w/ pinching feeling, I put antifungal topical med. When should I be worried and see a doc?

See doctor: If the rash is not improving in a few days, see a physician to evaluate and treat this issue. A variety of different rashes can affect this area including eczema, fungal infections or other rashes. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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I've used topical/oral antifungals (azoles) with no complete resolution of burning sensation in my groins, enlarged lymph nodes and skin rash.?

I've used topical/oral antifungals (azoles) with no complete resolution of burning sensation in my groins, enlarged lymph nodes and skin rash.?

Groin rash: Having enlarged lymph nodes suggests the problem wasn't a yeast or fungal infection to begin with. And there are plenty of other causes for rash like this. At this point you should stop attempts at self-treatment and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had a couple itchless, smooth, red, oval, 2-3 inch rashes for several months. I've tried every antifungal there is. Located on chest and thigh.

I've had a couple itchless, smooth, red, oval, 2-3 inch rashes for several months. I've tried every antifungal there is. Located on chest and thigh.

Not a fungus.: If you've tried "every antifungal there is", and it's still there, it is almost certainly not a fungal infection. Any rash that has lasted several months should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Get a proper diagnosis, and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can antifungals like econazole be used to treat a rash on the areola?

Yes if it is yeast: Candida (yeast) infections on the nipple and areola are common in nursing women, and should clear with econazole and related "azole" medications. If the rash is anything else, the econazole won't improve it. ...Read more

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I put some clotrimazone on a rash. I think it's a antifungal cream. Should I have not put this on?

I put some clotrimazone on a rash. I think it's a antifungal cream. Should I have not put this on?

Only if it is fungus: Clotrimazole is only effective on fungus or yeast. I recommend that you see a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and treatment. Clotrimazole will not likely hurt anything, but it also may not help unless the rash is fungus or yeast. ...Read more

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Is there a specific antifungal for under breast rash. Monistat didn't work.?

Is there a specific antifungal for under breast rash. Monistat didn't work.?

Topical or oral: You gp, or a derm should be able to provide you with options regarding topical verses oral precription antifungals, which are stronger, and work better then otc preparations. Remember to always dry the area well after bath or shower, and application of an antifungal powder to promote persistent dryness through the day may be helpful. Fungi like dark, damp, warm places. ...Read more

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What happens if you use antifungal on a rash that isn't ringworm?

What happens if you use antifungal on a rash that isn't ringworm?

Nothing: The only benefit would be the moisturizing effect of the cream if your skin is dry. It won't be harmful. ...Read more

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What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash?

What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash?

Not fungal: Heat rash is not a fungal infection and is best treated with cool soothing oatmeal baths and applying corn starch powder before exercising or going out in the heat. You could if needed apply Chlohexidine 2% to 4% to the affected area for 15 seconds and rinse, avoiding eye contact ...Read more

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Rash in groin area and buttock tried antifungal powder and creams nothing is working?

Rash in groin area and buttock tried antifungal powder and creams nothing is working?

This is when it: Would be a good time to see your physician or your dermatologist. They can evaluate for cause & then provide a treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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My kid has a rash over his upper torso sorta looks like ring worm however antifungal is not helping and it keeps spreading. Its round and crusty?

My kid has a rash over his upper torso sorta looks like ring worm however antifungal is not helping and it keeps spreading. Its round and crusty?

See a dermatologist: Rashes are hard to diagnose without examining the patient. As you mentioned it can be a ringworm which is not responding to over the counter anti fungal cream. It also can be something related to contact dermatitis or psoriasis. I would recommend you consult a physician ...Read more

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I have a rash on inside of elbow that appeared a week ago. Itchy in the morning and just before bedtime. Used an antifungal ointment but isn't working?

I have a rash on inside of elbow that appeared a week ago. Itchy in the morning and just before bedtime. Used an antifungal ointment but isn't working?

Irritant Dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis accounts for 80% of all contact dermatitis reactions. It occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that acts as an irritant. Even though over 2800 substances have been identified as irritants, almost any substance under the right circumstances can act as an irritant. Treatment is with prescription cortisone cream. ...Read more

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My butt itches almost exclusively in the middle of the night/early morning, maybe related to dampness. There is no visible rash or even much redness. What antifungal or other cream/powder to use?

My butt itches almost exclusively in the middle of the night/early morning, maybe related to dampness. There is no visible rash or even much redness. What antifungal or other cream/powder to use?

Powder only: Dampness causes irritation, powder will help you stay dry. Check your room temperature for comfort. Chose sheets that have high cotton content and density for your skin comfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?

See PCP/DERM: If you have treated with otc meds and it is not working, you will have to be seen to get a confirmatory diagnosis and treatment. You have done all you can do, now let the doc do his! This can be a harbinger of things to come and undiagnosed serious problems. Get seen and get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Seen 2 derms-no answers. Rash mostly on back/sides. Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin. Crawly on face. Antifungal wash helps some.

Seen 2 derms-no answers. Rash mostly on back/sides. Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin. Crawly on face. Antifungal wash helps some.

A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more

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I am using the antifungal cream docts send my, and the red itchy pimple rash is turning flat and white borders, is that normal healing?

I am using the antifungal cream docts send my, and the red itchy pimple rash is turning flat and white borders, is that normal healing?

Hard to tell: If the problem is responding to the antifungal cream, it may take up to two weeks to clear in most cases. If you see the rash getting smaller or fading, then it's most likely working. ...Read more

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Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

No: I have never seen lotrimin (clotrimazole) cause generalized rash but it is possible as an unusual reaction to the other ingredients. Stop lotimin and see md. ...Read more

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I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?

I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?

Staph infection: At worst, if they are real red pustules, they could be a topical staph infection. If they are skin colored small bumps, and you have a few on the other arm in the same place, it's a genetic condition called "hyperkeratosis pilaris". Creams help temporarily but do not cure or remove it. You may need to have somebody look at it to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I've got a rash all over my brest, neck, back ect. They are round dime size red dry in the center and red ring around them like ring worm. Antifungal cream hasn't worked at all and they are spreading all over. I work so much no time to do to a Dr. Please

Rash: This sound like pityriasis rosae. Starts with 1 big patch then spreads allover. It is caused by a virus & is a self limited condition that will resolve spontaneously over tIme. It is best if you show it to your Dr to make sure. Your health comes 1st. Good luck. ...Read more

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I history of staph infections I had a heat rash in august that will go away with antifungal cream but always returns been using antifungal 3 months?

Heat rash: First off - staph is a bacterial infection so the anti fungal shouldn't work - heat rashes are generally non infectious and respond to products like talc power or gold bond powder if it is truly a staph infection - generally oral antibiotics are required or at least a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a brown rash on both inner thighs which is exactly the diam of scrotum. Took antifungals w no result. Pcp sent me to derm wait is 1mo. Help?

I have a brown rash on both inner thighs which is exactly the diam of scrotum. Took antifungals w no result. Pcp sent me to derm wait is 1mo. Help?

Itching?: You don't say if the rash is itchy or not. If it is not itchy, then it is almost certainly not fungal. Can you resubmit and clarify if the rash is itchy or not, and any other details that might help us know what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a rash between my breast raised itchy very itchy I have tried antifungal antibacterial cream no help itss been 5 days?

I have a rash between my breast raised itchy very itchy I have tried antifungal antibacterial cream no help itss been 5 days?

Consult a doctor.: A rash like that may not be anything bad... but you have tried two modalities of treatment with no results. It is good to see a doctor who will identify the rash and treat it appropriately. Sometimes it could be an allergic rash and needs a different way to address that.

Good lucj. ...Read more

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Why ringworm rash on chest still itches even when I put clotrimazole 2% on it? What's the strongest antifungal which is safe n fast?

Why ringworm rash on chest still itches even when I put clotrimazole 2% on it? What's the strongest antifungal which is safe n fast?

Not ringworm: What is it??? "Ringworm" is not a medical term and is usually not fungus when applied. The solution to your problem must begin with a definition of the real problem. Since it is not a fungus, do not expect much relief from anti-fungal. See as dermatologist if you desire the best chance for cure. And throw away the useless zinc pills. ...Read more

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The rash is like 20 microscopical bumps on each buttocks sides left and right, and under the scrotum flaky skin, antifungal and hydrocortizone using?

The rash is like 20 microscopical bumps on each buttocks sides left and right, and under the scrotum flaky skin, antifungal and hydrocortizone using?

Most primary: Care physicians I've worked with and even myself treat eczema and tinea /fungal at the same time with combo of steroid and anti fungal since apperance of the two conditions are very similar. Most dermatologists on the other hand would confidently diagnose each condition thus treat them accordingly. What u r doing seems reasonable to me. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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