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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   yes i have a red rash on the back of my knee that is light red and keeps getting larger. i have been to two doctors one said a bee bite with a reaction and the other possible lyme. could it be something different cause it is gtting larger
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   User :   yes
Doctor :   Please give me some time to read your post
Doctor :   Since when do you have the lesion?
User :   it has been about 2 weeks now
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Do you have itching over the lesion?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   more if a fabric is touching it
Doctor :   Is it possible to send me the images of the lesion
User :   i don't have access sorry
Doctor :   Its ok
User :   it is not raised in seems like it is more underneath
Doctor :   is the redness all over the lesion of only in the periphery?
User :   it is all over
User :   but the circle is getting larger
Doctor :   It, couldn't be bee sting cause they do not last for two weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   I consider it probably could be a mycotic infection

User :   what is that?
Doctor :   its fungal infection,
Doctor :   Such lesion tend to grow faster
Doctor :   I prescribe you to wash the lesion well and rub it with a clean cloth and apply MICATIN oint for the same for twice a day
User :   can i get that over the counter
Doctor :   Yes, it is a OTC drug
User :   ok
User :   what causes it
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with?
Doctor :   Ya, a fungus is a bacteria like microorganism
User :   how o you get it
Doctor :   Its a contigious infection spread through fomities like clothes

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