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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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Fungus (Definition)

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


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Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more

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Lacy rash on legs and arms fungus?

Lacy rash on legs and arms fungus?

Hard to say: This description it is hard to say what you have. You should see a dermatologist so a diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What kind of fungus grows on your hands and arms, when your h.I.V positive?

What kind of fungus grows on your hands and arms, when your h.I.V positive?

Tinea corporis, etc.: Because HIV infects a person's white blood cells, HIV prevents the person's immune system from properly stopping fungal and yeast infections (hiv patients get other types of infections too). Fungi such as tinea corporis grow on the skin (tinea versicolor, candida albicans, and other more serious ones probably do it too, in an HIV patient). ...Read more

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I have fungus attack on my body. In my under arms, near my breasts and also the pelvic area. Please help.

I have fungus attack on my body. In my under arms, near my breasts and also the pelvic area. Please help.

Get medicine: You can use an over the counter yeast medication until you can be seen by your doctor. Since it is in multiple body areas you should be seen very soon. Oral prescription treatment is likely necessary. You should request to be tested for immune system uppression issues and diabetes. ...Read more

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What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

The: The answer is simple. If you are self treating with no results and you want to know if it really is a fungal infection, then you need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be started.
All the best. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from back acen on my back and fungus on my leg and arm's what should I do?

I'm suffering from back acen on my back and fungus on my leg and arm's what should I do?

Dermatologist: You should consult a dermatologist to ensure that you have the right diagnosis and after his/her diagnosis, the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. I don't feel that someone who isn't skilled in dermatological problems can help you. ...Read more

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I have ringworm on my arm and I've been putting Anti fungus cream on it. It's getting smaller but it's so itchy is there anything to help with that?

I have ringworm on my arm and I've been putting Anti fungus cream on it. It's getting smaller but it's so itchy is there anything to help with that?

Try antihistamine: You can take an over-the-counter antihistamine pill to help reduce the itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats itching very well, but can cause significant drowsiness when taken orally. A nonsedating anti-histamine, such as Zytrec (cetirizine) can also be very helpful for itching. Steroid cream, such as hydrocortisone, should not be used, as can make ringworm worse. ...Read more

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My one year old has a patch that looks like fungi on his arm how can I treat it?

My one year old has a patch that looks like fungi on his arm how can I treat it?

Doctors decision: By going to the doctor and letting him make the diagnosis and institute therapy. ...Read more

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin. ...Read more

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Skin abnormality on the arms?

Skin abnormality on the arms?

Keratosis pilaris?: Can't be sure what you have with such limited info given, but u may have keratosis pilaris: thickened hair follicles. It is genetically inherited, common skin disorder which cannot be cured, but treated with topical emolients etc...Severe cases may benefit from retinoid compounds-- a type of acne med.
Keeping the skin moist helps, thus is often softer in summer time due to sweating...Good luck. ...Read more

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Would you recommen rizoral gel (ketaconozole) for skin fungus?

Yes: Ketoconazole is commonly used for skin fungus. It treats most fungal infections of the skin and some yeast infections as well. ...Read more

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Skin on my arms have whiute spots?

Skin on my arms have whiute spots?

Family practice: Could be tenia versacolor which is a skin fungus. A dermatologist could let you know for sure Lamisil (terbinafine) is used for treatment. ...Read more

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely. The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

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What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

All fungi: All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox. ...Read more

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How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

Sometimes: Sometimes you cannot prevent it. Patients usually get it during the summer when we sweat more and dust-dirt can interact with the skin easier. The fungus lives in dirt. You get from pet, comb, brush etc. ...Read more

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Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Itchy skin: Any fungus that interacts with the skin can cause a red itchy rash either through an allergic contact dermatitis or an irritant contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer?

Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer?

It's possible: We do not do edermologie in my clinic, however it seems to be used for fat reduction. I would recommend smart lipo instead. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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Why am I prone to skin tags I have a lot under my arms?

Why am I prone to skin tags I have a lot under my arms?

Skin Tags: You need a colonoscopy. The older skin literature found a loose association between skin tags and polyps of the colon which can cause colon cancer. ...Read more

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The skin on my arms is always red. What can cause this?

The skin on my arms is always red. What can cause this?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Kane skin fungus?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Kane skin fungus?

Fungal infections: Of the skin can be from a number of fungal species. The treatment is usually either Topical anti-fungus medications both OTC and by Prescriptions but in many cases ORAL anti-fungal medications by Prescription are necessary! In short...get an exact diagnosis....get an exact Treatment!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What will happen if you put antifungal cream on skin with no fungus?

What will happen if you put antifungal cream on skin with no fungus?

Probably nothing.: This will most likely not cause any problems. Most common side effects are redness and skin irritation. Repeated application will increase chances of allergic reaction. Only use it if you need it. See a doctor if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could I do about the skin on my arms being so dry?

Moisturize daily: Don't use the water temperature hot - lukewarm is good. Use a mild gentle cleanser - maybe white dove.
If it persists see a Dermatologist ...Read more

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When I itch my skin on my arms it goes red and swells up what could be causing this?

Urticaria: This phenomenon is known as dermatographic urticaria or dermatographism.
The pressure basically causes histamine release tracing the path of your pressure allergically with a vascular response in the epidermis. Very common. Just let it resolve. ...Read more

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I have recently got a skin fungus called ringworm, what are some home remedies that will help?

Antifungal ointments: Skin fungus (ringworm) is best treated with over the counter antifungal lotions containing agents such as miconazole, terbinafine, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or tolnaftate. These can be applied twice a day for about 10 days.
A 2% iodine solution applied three times a day with a swab for three weeks may work if antifungals are not available. ...Read more