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Skin problem, please help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 2, 2007
  • 02:14 AM

Going on 3 weeks now, I have had a severe itch. ONly around my upper body. Under my right arm I noticed a dark pink, dry spot. Now, 3 weeks later htere are 2 of them there, they are about half an inch big. On the sides of each breat, there is dry skin. On my tummy, small, very small "bumps" are there, you cant really see htem but you can feel them, also there are a few on the back of my neck.
My chest itches so bad. But theres notihng really on my chest.

I went to a doctor, not a derm doctor because they are booked up until april.
I was given some cream and he said that he thinks it could be a fungus. It would take like 4 weeks to go away, maybe.

I really feel like I should be on an antibiotic or something. This seems for internal that a fungus, I just have that feeling.


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  • Your doctor is probably right, keep rubbing in that cream, fungal infections can take a while to clear up. There are anti fungal medicines that you can take orally but try the cream first as it is directly treating the problem rather than having to find it from the inside out.You dont need an antibiotic as that will mess up the good bacteria in your system allowing more fungi (such as Candida) to move in.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 01:50 PM
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  • thank you! so helpful :) have a great day
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 05:07 AM
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  • I had a problem that started out similar to yours and your doctor sounds right. It may be tinea corpus. Its basically the ringworm fungus, although it is more widely spread on the body.It could also be any other numerous fungal infections of the skin. Only fungicides will kill this rash and antibiotics are of no help. In the mean time, wash all your clothes frequently and do not share towels with other family members. If you have cats or frequent the gym, you are at higher risk for contracting ringworm, which is not a worm, but a fungus.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000877.htm
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 08:42 AM
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  • We may be having the same problem. Search for my thread (Please help my skin...Please!). I think mine is worse than yours. Kindly read it so you can take pre-cautionary measures and won't be like me...
    mr_ernest 3 Replies Flag this Response
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