Erythrasma

What is Erythrasma?

Erythrasma is a skin disease that causes brown, scaly skin patches. It is caused by the Gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum. It is prevalent among diabetics and the obese, and in warm climates; it is worsened by wearing occlusive clothing.

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I had erythrasma over half a year ago, and I was too embarrassed to have a doctor check my crotch area, so I bought some medications (fusidic acid,...

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Groin area is quite prone for fungal infections, intertrigo ,erythrasma. Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis, inverse psoriasis, pityriasis...

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I have welts under my armpits, I have atopic dermatitis and went to the doctor they thought it may be a yeast infection and prescribed me an anit...

doctor1 MD

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Besides candidiasis, the lesion you described could also be due to erythrasma.
Other common skin conditions which affect the armpits are...

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I have darker reddish areas in my groin area,not rash or itchy. Just deeper color , red. It has been there for about 4 years. i am 77,...

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Thanks for the query,

Well,Your history and clinical picture are consistent with a diagnosis of Erythrasma. The reason is that your condition...

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