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Rash starting from middle of back to stomach, seems to dry, itchy and flaky. What could this be?

Hi my father has a rash starting in the middle of his back that goes down n around his side to his stomach ...its itchy and red n dry/flakey, its kind of in a circular pattern where 2 of the areas have no rash inside the middle of the rash area...What could this be? Should he see a doctor or is it a harmless winter rash? Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Hello dear. He is suffering from a fungal infection called as tinea corporis.
Try oint clotrimazole twice daily for 15 days. Give tab cetrizine for itch. He will get relief with this .
Thank you
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