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What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more

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Erythrasma (Definition)

Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection caused by corynebacterium minutissimum in the groin, axilla, gluteal crease, or spaces between toes, and often confused ...Read more


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Erythrasma is one of early HIV symptom?

Erythrasma is one of early HIV symptom?

No: It's a superficial fungus familiar to many young adults, especially those with athletic inclinations or who are a bit heavy or live in warm climates. It's easy to treat; don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I need info on erythrasma?

I need info on erythrasma?

Erythrasma: This is defined as a bacterial infection that occurs in your skin folds -- more information can be found here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002441/. ...Read more

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How do you treat erythrasma?

How do you treat erythrasma?

Topicals/antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have erythrasma. So what should I do?

I have erythrasma. So what should I do?

Sure?: If the diagnosis is accurate (some other conditions can look similar) taking Erythromycin 4 times a day for 2 weeks is the standard treatment. Your doctor may check your feet with a wood's lamp to confirm. ...Read more

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Know any medications I can buy for erythrasma?

Know any medications I can buy for erythrasma?

Antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: erythrasma?

What is the definition or description of: erythrasma?

See below: Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection caused by corynebacterium minutissimum in the groin, axilla, gluteal crease, or spaces between toes, and often confused with superficial fungal infection. ...Read more

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What are over-the-counter meds for erythrasma?

What are over-the-counter meds for erythrasma?

Antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think i have Erythrasma. What medication will you prescribe..its been over a year.

I think i have Erythrasma. What medication will you prescribe..its been over a year.

Fusidic acid: If I were to rule out other possibilities, such as contact allergic dermatitis, heat rash, intertrigo, scabies and perhaps various fungal infections; then I woudl prescribe 2% fusidic acid and possibly also add red light phototherapy ...Read more

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Treatment to get rid of prolonged erythrasma?

Treatment to get rid of prolonged erythrasma?

Castellani's solutio: Are you sure it is erythrasma? Castellani's clear solution (phenol) is available otc. Also otc you can get Clotrimazole or Miconazole cream. ...Read more