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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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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...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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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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What works to remove the hard skin on the feet that is caused by athletes foot fungus?

What works to remove the hard skin on the feet that is caused by athletes foot fungus?

Callused skin: Foot fungus and callused skin can be two different diagnosis.. if you are concerned an exam or photo will help in determining the correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan specific to you. There are wonderful natural products that get rid of callused skin on the bottom of the feet as well as athlete's feet! ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...Read more

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