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Large red swollen, itchy rash on left buttock. What could be it?

I have a large red swollen and itchy rash on my left buttock. The rash covers most of my buttock and appeas to be spreading. It itches like crazy and hurts a little when sitting. I also have a similar but smaller rash on my right arm but on the underside just below my hand . I do not know if the two are related but this rash also itches a lot. I do not think it is poison ivy or oak as it does not look like it at all and I have had oak and ivy several times so I know what it looks like. I try not to itch the rashes but like poison oak or ivy it seems to spread if I do itch. I have been working with chemicals, it has been very hot outside, and I do wash my hands often.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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it look like fungal infection
it is more common in hot and humid environment
keep the area dry and clean .wear cotton and loose cloths
you need to apply clotrimazole cream and take oral antifungal medicine
you should take medicine for 6 weeks
better to consult dermatologist for proper treatment
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Ilyas Patel's  Response
Hye! You are having tinea corporis( Ring worm infection). It is a very common disease caused by fungus. Do not worry, take antifungal tablets, Apply anti fungal cream . Take antihistaminic tab. to relieve itching. Do blood testing to rule out DM. If any internal disease, get treatment accordingly. Improve hygine. Do not rub soap at bath. Do not take overbath. Have healthy food. Be cool. Still , you consult nearby dermatologist. Best wishes.
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