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Question: Rash on inner thigh..please help urgent


 haplo - Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:27 pm

Hello,
I will try to provide you with as much detail as I possibly can so you can help me.
I began to notice a rash after taking an antibiotic for surgery.
I have a rash/splotches on my upper inner thighs. They have slowly increased in size/number for 2 months.
I took a candida diet cleanse (no sugar, carbs, processed foods) the cleanse is called candigone by renewlife.
I then took a parasite cleanse called paragone by renewlife.
I have been putting antifungal cream religiously every day for 3 weeks.
I have stopped working out because the sweat inflames it.
It DOES NOT itch.
It DOES NOT hurt.
Some are just red bumps. Others have light red ring on the outside and then my skin color on the inside.
It sometimes looks leathery ...or scaly
Some are all red splotches.
I went to the hospital and they ruled out fungal infection because they took a skin sample. They also informed me that it could have been a bad sample.
I have ruled out candida and ringworm.
Any help would be appreciated
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:50 pm

User avatar Hello,Certain conditions do get mistaken for fungal infections.One such is seborrheic dermatitis.It is a kind of a dandruff involving areas including the groin and caused by an organism called P.Ovale.This does not respond to standard antifungals sometimes.The other is a bacterial condition called Erythrasma and is treated with antibacterial creme and soap.There is a test done with woods lamp which helps to identify and distinguish between these.If it is not fungus alternative medications like these should resove the issue after prompt diagnosis.Cheers.

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