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What are the signs of a fungal infection?My back and upper arm is so itchy and its having a white spots like a map

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on type

Candida/yeast is creamy white, tends to occur in skin folds, groin, under breasts.
Tinea versicolor doesn't tan, has irregular borders, slightly scaly edges. Tinea corporis/ringworm starts as red spot that grows outward in ring shape; edge is raised, scaly; center appears normal. Vitiligo (not a fungus) is patches of hypopigmentation. Skin scraping & test for fungus by doc can be a start.

In brief: Depends on type

Candida/yeast is creamy white, tends to occur in skin folds, groin, under breasts.
Tinea versicolor doesn't tan, has irregular borders, slightly scaly edges. Tinea corporis/ringworm starts as red spot that grows outward in ring shape; edge is raised, scaly; center appears normal. Vitiligo (not a fungus) is patches of hypopigmentation. Skin scraping & test for fungus by doc can be a start.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fungal infection

Fungal infections often develop in dark moist areas of the body such as the groin area and under the arms and breasts.
He can try an over the counter anti-fungal treatment for a few days but if the rash doesn't improve, he needs to see a doctor.

In brief: Fungal infection

Fungal infections often develop in dark moist areas of the body such as the groin area and under the arms and breasts.
He can try an over the counter anti-fungal treatment for a few days but if the rash doesn't improve, he needs to see a doctor.
Dr. Traci Buxton
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