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,...

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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...

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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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lately I have a itchy rectum , what might be the cause. the area has been washed thoroughly.

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I have developed red patches in right inner thigh and a dermatologist has stated it as erythrasma . The dermatologist prescribed candid dusting...

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I am 31 year old female. No significant medical history. I have noticed past 6 mos a few spots in my groin area that are slightly darker than my...

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My husband has a rash on his inner arms. It is small and round but varies in size up to a pea. It started on his inner bicep on one arm and has...

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my daughter has formed big brown patches under her armpit. they have been there for a while but today she showed me they are spreading down her...

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Hi i have been getting these very large brown circles around my neck . They are smooth, but flake when scratched. If you close your eyes you would...

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