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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it : Looked at.Hard to say without additional information.May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, Claritin , Allegra , zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I woke up yesterday morning with what looked like 7 ring worn rashes on my upper chest and shoulders, anti fungal cream used and this morningmore rash?

I woke up yesterday morning with what looked like 7 ring worn rashes on my upper chest and shoulders, anti fungal cream used and this morningmore rash?

See a doctor: You may need to see a doctor today, since the symptoms are worsening. The topical antifungal may work for ringworms infection. Not for any other type of rash. ...Read more

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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...Read more

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How long do fungal rashes last?

How long do fungal rashes last?

Weeks to months: When they are treated properly, it takes about 14 days to clear the skin, up to 6 months to clear the scalp, 6 months to 9 months to clear the nails. ...Read more

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What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

Red and itchy: Everyone has yeast that lives on the skin. But yeast particularly likes places that are damp and moist - like under a diaper. Keeping the skin cool and dry will help. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal like Clotrimazole cream 3 times a day and see if that works. Yeast rashes are usually very red, itchy, and spread with "satellite" small red bumps away from the rash center. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Med not the problem?: There are dozens of alternative antifungal preparations. However, often failure is due to problem with the medication reaching the fungus rather than which antifungal med used. You may do better with cream than ointment; you may need 3 or 4 times a day instead of twice; the problem may be something more than just a fungus. If initial therapy fails, best to ask pharmacist or doctor for recommend. ...Read more

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Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Rash: It would be nice to see what you are asking about , but usually itching indicates fungus. Your best course of action is to see a podiatrist who will assess what you have . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a fungal rash on my butt. How can I identify it / treat it?

I have what looks like a fungal rash on my butt. How can I identify it / treat it?

Fungal rash?: Most certain ways to id fungus are to have doc take a scraping, add potassium hydroxide (koh), & look at specimen under microscope for fungal elements or have doc take specimen for culture (takes about a week for most to grow). Or you can try empiric therapy: use otc antifungal like Lamisil 2-3 times a day for at least a week. If rash still there or getting worse, see doc. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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