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Persisting rash on the forehead. Taking armour thyroid. Took radiation for thyroid cancer in the past. Is the rash a fungal infection?

Have had a semi persistent rash on my forehead for about 3 months now. Very small pimple like but then gets a little scaly. I am 44 year old male and am taking armour throid due to damage to my thyroid from radiation for throat cancer 6 years ago. Very physically active, non smoker. Was getting heat rash type symptoms on my forehead during last summer while training for a marathon, but this seems a bit different as it is persistent whereas the prior heat rash would be gone within 24-48 hours. Fungal? Treatment?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Thyroid cancer is not related to the rash. Scaly rash over forehead more likely to be fungal. In case of suspicion culture can be done. Clinical examination is necessary.Treatment will depend on the final diagnosis. Consult the dermatologist. Nothing to worry about the cancer due to this symptom.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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