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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have been diagnosed with exema it started on my hands it is now spreading up my arms and around my mouth I have been to 2 dermatologists, had 3 cortezone shots and the usual prescription crèmes . I went back to the dermatologist last week and she took me off all the crème and put me on antibiotics. its been a week and I see no improvement whats next it is extremely hard to deal with this we use our hands for everything I wear gloves all the time I do not have insurance so this makes it more difficult
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
It might not be eczema.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 10 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photographs.
It is looking like a chronic fungal infection.
I treat such cases with a combination of oral and topical antifungals.
You can try a combination of oral fluconazole once a week and topical clotrimazole cream twice a day.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 18 hours later
Why would the biopsy come back as exema and why is it spreading to my face? Would the antibiotics not take care of an infection? Also, do I need prescription for the meds you suggested? Anything over the counter I could try? I do not have insurance. Thankyou
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use clotrimazole

Detailed Answer:
Hello , Welcome back,

Any chronic infection becomes eczematous hence biopsy shows eczema.
It's a fungal infection hence can spread to any part of body.
Apply Clotrimazole cream twice daily.
It is usually available over the counter.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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