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Chronic rash, itching in groin area, upper arms, waist, chest. History of ITP. Medical attention required?

My husband has a chronic rash and itching. He s been to 4 dermatologists who treat it with creames that work for a few days and then the itching and rash starts again. It first started in the groin area and was treated for fungal rash. But now over the years has moved to the outside of his upper arms, his waist area, chest, arm pits and back of calves??? Should he be seeing another doctor besides a dermatologist? He did suffer with ITP about 15 years ago and had his spleen removed???
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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from the description it seems either he could be having fungal infection known as tinea or eczema. The treatment in both these conditions vary. Tinea requires antifungal treatment while eczema requires steroid creams and emollients.
It is better to consult a qualified dermatologist to get the diagnosis confirmed and treatment be started. It does not seem to be related to his previous episode of ITP.
Hope that helped.
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Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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