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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more


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What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

Antibiotics: Boils are usually caused by bacteriae. So antibiotics would help. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole): Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for prescription. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat tinea versicolor?

What can be used to treat tinea versicolor?

Many possibilities: This superficial skin fungal infection can be managed at first with one of numerous otc preparations which can be purchased at your pharmacy or online. If you try these and still need further care, see your doctor. There are oral antifungals by prescription. ...Read more

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What skin infections can happen if a knife is used to remove skin nodules?

What skin infections can happen if a knife is used to remove skin nodules?

Skin infection: Anything on the knife or on the skin can be tracked into the open wound and cause infection, especially if there wasn't appropriate hygiene practiced before. If there is redness/swelling/pain to the area, see your doctor. Common organisms would be strep and staph (including mrsa). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be allergic to certain types of fungi?

Is it possible for me to be allergic to certain types of fungi?

Yes: It is possible for one to have allergic reactions to specific molds. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scar to be red permanently? and can any one explain it to me what causes the redness of the scar? and how can we treat it?

Is it possible for a scar to be red permanently? and can any one explain it to me what causes the redness of the scar? and how can we treat it?

Scar redness: The new tissue after an injury is thinner,vascular and has more redness than the normal surrounding skin. In time the new skin thickens and becomes less red. ...Read more

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Can there be a skin condition that is comparable to scabies?

Can there be a skin condition that is comparable to scabies?

Yes few conditions: Symptoms of early scabies mirror of other skin conditions syphilis urticarial ectoparasites like fleas, lice and bed bugs other dermatitis condition causing itching. ...Read more

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What can be used against skin redness?

What can be used against skin redness?

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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How can I distinguish between a serious skin condition and something that can be treated with an antibiotic salve?

How can I distinguish between a serious skin condition and something that can be treated with an antibiotic salve?

Skin related: Conditions are pretty tricky and difficult to self diagnose. I recommend you either see your internist at the minimum or a dermatologist. Good luck. Dr. B. ...Read more

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WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSE OF A RED RASH ON A 3 YEAR OLDS PENIS,AND WHAT CAN BE USED TO TREAT IT?

WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSE OF A RED RASH ON A 3 YEAR OLDS PENIS,AND WHAT CAN BE USED TO TREAT IT?

Keep it clean & dry: The described scenario leads ordinary minds to think about the occurrence of diaper rash first, for which keeping the affected area as clean and dry as possible and ... For detail, go http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/diaper-rash-home-treatment; there, you will find the commonsense remedy for the 3-yr boy. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can you tell me the name of an effective cream that can be used to treat ringworms?

Can you tell me the name of an effective cream that can be used to treat ringworms?

See below: Please consult the link given below and pick one that is readily available. If you do not see a good response in a week, consult your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-medications For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How is it possible to remove dark marks on skin caused by fungal infections ?

How is it possible to remove dark marks on skin caused by fungal infections ?

Wait: Usually these resolve with time, but it may take 6-12 months. If not, then a dermatologist can help with bleaching agents. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat skin discoloration due to eczema?

What can I do to treat skin discoloration due to eczema?

Patience: Tincture of time helps as does the use of topical treatments including steroidal and moisturizing products. ...Read more

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Is it true that skin can get used to tropical solutions?

Tachyphylaxis: Tachyphylaxis is the tolerance the skin develops to the vasoconstrictive action of topical steroids. After repeated use of topical steroids, the capillaries in the skin do not constrict as well, requiring higher doses or more frequent application of the steroid. With high-potency steroids this effect has been documented after 4 days of applying a topical steroid three times a day. ...Read more

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I use miconazole it causes my skin to be red, is this is a sign of allergy to miconazole?how to differentiate between fungal and bacterial jock itch?

It is typically: not easy to tell between the two mentioned, as both can reach a point of severity that would make the rash/ skin reaction appear similar. Both can become pustular and/or weepy, though fungal infections are typically less inflammatory appearing than bacterial. It is best that you see a healthcare provider to diagnose and treat your properly. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

Corns: Corns can be formed from several different reasons. Most common is from friction or increase pressure points. Make sure to evaluate your shoes. Old shoes need to be replaced. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Yes salicylic acid: helps postinflammatory spots on body and face. But if not enough you may need prescription strength lighteners ...Read more

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What is pitpsoriasis and can anything be done to prevent it?

What is pitpsoriasis and can anything be done to prevent it?

A rash: Causes are not well understood so prevention is also not clear at all. Here's a bit of info - seek more online. But if it's true that it's not dangerous or painful, I expect it will not be given a lot of research attention - so you may have to learn to live w/ it. Sorry. Hope you can find some help. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Fungus (Definition)

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