Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

Skin irritation under buttocks, pubic region. Red, flaking. Cause for irritation - fungal, eczema, dermatitis?

Hi I has a skin irritation under my buttocks which most likely seemed to be heat rash or sweat rash as it would flare up when working out and stick around for a few days. This then moved to my pubic region which became very irritated, red and flaking. I know have small patch rashes directly on my hips, this is a darker color and slightly inflamed and itchy. I ve booked in to see a doctor this coming Tuesday, how can I tell if it s fungal? Eczema? or dermatitis?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  49
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello..Thanks for the query

Mostly on clinical examination alone you dermatologist will be able to tell you whether the lesions are fungal in origin or eczematous ; in this case it might be caused by a contact dermatitis to external allergens coming in contact with your hip region.
In certain cases the diagnosis can be confirmed for fungus by doing a skin scraping and examination / culture of the material obtained.
Hope this is helpful.
Take care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor