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Are itchy red bumps on the chest and shoulder due to fungal infection?

I have problem with my skin. Last time I went to see doctor and he prescribed me with some pills that I need to eat only once for a week also an Econazine cream. He said that I am infected with fungal. My skin worsen lately, usually it gets redden and bumpy when it itch. It s on my chest and my back shoulder. Both with same condition. Bumps with no liquid just redden and itch.
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of itchy red bumps on the chest and shoulder which seems to be due to dry climatic condition removes the natural moist layer and form cracks which further become prone to fungal infection.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to use petroleum jelly and drink lots of water. You should avoid to stay in dry environment for longer period. Avoid using creams containing high steroid content and wash affected area with mild soap twice a day. Use cream rich in SPF factor to prevent sun exposure as well. If symptoms keeps on persisting visit dermatologist once and get complete examination done and start treatment accordingly.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr.Harry Maheshwari
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