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What Is 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
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
Hi, my mom has itchy blemishes which start out red but turn black after a while and they have spread to her back. Could this be eczema or a fungus?
Cannot say: From your description it is hard to say which one-could even be something else. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
I have a slight rash on my hand but it came from wearing fake nails...It doesn't look like a fungus or anything it just almost look like a have eczema?
See derm: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause of this eruption. ...Read more
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
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
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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