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Rash on the wrist area spreading. Itching, dryness. Tried psoriasis ointment. Medication?

I have a rash on my waist area that I have had for over a month and it seems to be spreading. I can t seem to find any pictures on the internet so as to identify it. it sometimes itches, heats agrivates it, and it tends to cause very dry skin I also do not have any medicaql insurance at the moment for I am unemployed. I have tried a vitamin A&D ointment, a psoriasis multi symptom ointment, and a staphAseptic ointment with no result. please advise
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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hi..Thanks for the query
you have not explained how the rash looks .There can be several possibilities. From the site and the kind of symptoms you mention, I would think about the possibility of a ringworm infection. Called tinea corporis,it is a superficial dermatophyte infection characterized by either inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions on the skin.A pruritic, slowly spreading annular plaque is characteristic of a symptomatic infection. Patients occasionally can experience a burning sensation.A potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination of skin scrapings may be diagnostic in tinea corporis.
Topical therapy is recommended for a localized infection. topical creams having anti fungal components,eg, ketoconazole/ clotrimazole/ miconazole should be applied to the lesion and at least 2 cm beyond this area once or twice a day for at least 2 weeks.
Hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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