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What is the best medication used to clear a red raised patch of skin on my forehead?

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018
Question: Hello,
I'm a 61 year old male.
For a week or so now I have had a roughly 2 inch square patch of skin on my forehead that appears to be a skin anomaly. It is slightly raised, reddish, bumpy, and will bleed if accidentally scratched by a hairbrush. It does not itch. I have been treating it with lotrimin, and when that didn't work, benzoil peroxide. They benzoil peroxide seems to have some effect but the condition doesn't clear up. Any advice? Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload/attach the affected skin images.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I can certainly understand your concern.

I have worked through your attached query in detail.

I'd request you to kindly upload images of the affected area of the skin for a thorough understanding and a clear guidance.

Please upload images in the upload reports section on this web page.

Awaiting...

Thank you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu (35 minutes later)
I just uploaded the picture.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible patch of fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have worked through your attached images in detail.

This looks like a patch of fungal origin. A short course of application of skin cream of combination - Clotrimazole plus Betamethesone. I generally prescribe the above medication to my patients with such symptoms. Fungal infection if any would briskly respond to such combination of medication.

A review after 1 week is required to check for drug compliance and revision of diagnosis if necessary.

Take care.

Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Brief Answer: Please upload/attach the affected skin images. Detailed Answer: Hi, I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your attached query in detail. I'd request you to kindly upload images of the affected area of the skin for a thorough understanding and a clear guidance. Please upload images in the upload reports section on this web page. Awaiting... Thank you.