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How do you know if you have a fungal skin infection or eczema?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: A dermatologist...

...Will take a sample of the scale from the rash, put it under the microscope, and look for fungal elements (we call them "hyphae").
If they are present, it's a fungal infection; if not, eczema or something closely related in most cases.

In brief: A dermatologist...

...Will take a sample of the scale from the rash, put it under the microscope, and look for fungal elements (we call them "hyphae").
If they are present, it's a fungal infection; if not, eczema or something closely related in most cases.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: Dermatology

A dermatologist can evaluate and treat according to diagnosis.
Cultures can be done of the skin to help with diagnosis. Topical and oral treatment can help. I recommend not letting it go to long without treatment.

In brief: Dermatology

A dermatologist can evaluate and treat according to diagnosis.
Cultures can be done of the skin to help with diagnosis. Topical and oral treatment can help. I recommend not letting it go to long without treatment.
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
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