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What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: All fungi
All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox.

In brief: All fungi
All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: May not be fungus
In my experience, most fungal infections do not itch.
They cause burning sometimes, particularly in the groin and on the feet; but if you have an itchy red rash, it could easily be eczema, which does not respond to antifungal treatment. This is a common error. So if you apply an antifungal cream and nothing happens, see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.

In brief: May not be fungus
In my experience, most fungal infections do not itch.
They cause burning sometimes, particularly in the groin and on the feet; but if you have an itchy red rash, it could easily be eczema, which does not respond to antifungal treatment. This is a common error. So if you apply an antifungal cream and nothing happens, see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.
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