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Skin irritation under buttocks, pubic region. Red, flaking. Cause for irritation - fungal, eczema, dermatitis?

Hi I has a skin irritation under my buttocks which most likely seemed to be heat rash or sweat rash as it would flare up when working out and stick around for a few days. This then moved to my pubic region which became very irritated, red and flaking. I know have small patch rashes directly on my hips, this is a darker color and slightly inflamed and itchy. I ve booked in to see a doctor this coming Tuesday, how can I tell if it s fungal? Eczema? or dermatitis?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Hello..Thanks for the query

Mostly on clinical examination alone you dermatologist will be able to tell you whether the lesions are fungal in origin or eczematous ; in this case it might be caused by a contact dermatitis to external allergens coming in contact with your hip region.
In certain cases the diagnosis can be confirmed for fungus by doing a skin scraping and examination / culture of the material obtained.
Hope this is helpful.
Take care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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