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Itchy, red rash, worse with heat, no pus.

i have a rash that started under my arms. now is down my arm, under breast, stomch, thighs and inside top part of calf . it itches and gets worse with heat . can you help? no puss. just red bumps that get bigger after itching.
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi

I completely understand your concern and I hope I am able to help you for the same.
You seem to be having extensive fungal infection.

First some general precautions:
Wear cotton clothes and undergarments in order to reduce the sweating.
Do not apply any kind of oils / moisturizing lotion over the affected area .
Just give warm saline compresses over the affected area twice a day and then apply an antifungal cream.
Something like clotrimazole cream helps in most cases.
Also , you will need to take oral antifungals 2 weeks.

In case of severe itching, take some antihistamine once a day .
If inspite of the above measures, the lesions continue to persist or increase , then you might have to see a dermatologist for proper assessment and management .

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
MD( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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