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Do you tell the difference between eczema and fungus?

Do you tell the difference between eczema and fungus?

Pointers: Ringworm affects body, feet, groin, scalp.Eczema affects knees, elbows, neck etc.They are both itchy.Ringworms looks like raised red scaly rings.Eczema feels dry, thick patches, may ooze and have bleeding blisters from intense itching.Ringworm caused by fungus.Eczema happens in response to allergens, climate or illness. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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


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My toenail just fell off because of fungus or eczema. do I need to bandage it? or what should I do?

My toenail just fell off because of fungus or eczema. do I need to bandage it? or what should I do?

More of the Same.: There are many reasons for a toenail to fall off, including a fungal infection. As long as there is no bleeding or drainage, fine. Leave it uncovered. A new nail will replace it in time. The question is though, just what will the new one look like ? What state of health will it have? More than likely, the new nail will have the same problem that the old one has. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

Rash: Clinical exam, sometimes skin biopsy, history, fungal scraping for microscopic exam and culture. See your doctor or dermatologist who has had 8 to 10 years of training to be able to differentiate between different presenting symptoms it is likely that your symptoms are not due to either of the 3 things you mentioned. ...Read more

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Does 1 blister, size of pen eraser on finger w/ tiny dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy sound like eczema, fungus or whitlow? Had 4 days.

Does 1 blister, size of pen eraser on finger w/ tiny dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy sound like eczema, fungus or whitlow? Had 4 days.

Blister: kind of hard to tell, did you have any trauma? are you a dentist and do dental exams using your fingers? is there any puss and erythema around the site? if its growing in size, see a practitioner to be evaluated. whatever you do don't pop it - you will likely cause a wound infection worse than you have. ...Read more

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Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Completely : Different. Fungus is a living organism. Eczema is a skin condition where skin is inflammed. Both could itch and therin lies a similarity. Fungus can spread, eczema doesn't spread but rather can occur in multiple locations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eczema and just dry skin?

What is the difference between eczema and just dry skin?

Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a condition leading to red itchy skin which may or may not be dry. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009 for info on (not so) common causes of dry skin like hot water, harsh soaps, sun exposure, etc. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Very similar!: Eczema-dry cracking psoriasis. The same hla genes are identical for both. My belief is that they are variants of the same immune process, although many might disagree! i treat them the same way! ...Read more

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