Facial skin fungus

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Avatar f tn If suspected ringworm does not respond to routine antifungal treatment, further diagnostics must be performed, like a skin biopsy, a fungal culture, or a skin scraping for fungus identification. Let us know if you need any further information. It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for the symptoms and a proper clinical examination. Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing. Regards.
Avatar n tn I was wondering, I get this weird layer on my skin of something where my facial hair (goatee & sideburns) and head hair is, even my eyebrows. It's a yellow color, kinda waxy film, itches alittle. I started using Head n Shoulders, it helps but not completly, moisturizers don't seem to work, also I have the same kinda problem but on my testicle hairs, the hairs are a yellowy color with a film over them.
Avatar m tn std's are transmitted during the sex act itself and they don't lay around on the skin to work their way into the body over time. using the facial wash on your genitals wasn't a good idea either.
Avatar f tn The rashes on my face seem to have cleared (except for one on the bridge of my nose) with Tolnaftate cream but the ones on my arms are worse and some of them are now a mass of raised bumps (resembling excema). The skin on the inside of my legs flared up very red after a shower and during the day the skin looks pale purple and dirty. Recently a small patch of my left leg had marks like pale freckles and were very very itchy.
Avatar m tn Ive noticed for probably 5 years now that some of the pubic hairs on my scrotum are discolored and look like there's a thin layer/skin of fungus or bacteria growing on them. The normal color is black and these particular hairs look like they may as well be blonde but its definetely noticable that there is a coating of something on these hairs. Its enough to feel like I can pinch my fingers together and scrape the substance off the hairs with my nails but it doesnt seem to come off easily.
Avatar n tn All the skin is scaly now,except where the new bumps have formed. The split in the skin has healed. I have tried hand lotions, but the area "burns" when the lotion is applied.It feels worse(itchy & tender) when I leave it uncovered.I have looked everywhere on my body and these are the only places that it is located.It has rapidly come to this point in the past 2 weeks.The area encompasses the last 2 joints of my finger.
Avatar n tn Hello, It can be due to tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. Most cases of fungal infections respond to over-the-counter products, which contain any of several basic ingredients: miconazole, tolnaftate, terbinafine,ketaconazole and clotrimazole.
Avatar f tn Hi Laura, Perioral dermatitis is a common facial skin problem in adult women. Groups of itchy or tender small red papules appear most often around the mouth and often the skin around the nose is also affected. This condition sometimes recurs when the antibiotics are discontinued, or at a later date. However, the same treatment can be used again. It is important to discontinue all face creams including topical steroids, cosmetics and sunscreens at this time.
Avatar n tn My sister has had a strange problem on her facial skin for over two years. It is so ugly as to be deforming, and so painful that it keeps her awake at night. She has seen several doctors, who have said, variously, that she was imagining it (although it's extremely visible), that they did not know what it was, or that it was a fungus. It has changed shape and form several times.
Avatar n tn It sometimes itches and acne washes, etc. just seem to dry out my skin. Several esthiticians have said that it could be a bacterial infection or fungus. What specific infections could it be and is Grapefruit Seed Extract a good start to lessening the discoloration?
Avatar n tn I have a facial yeast infection that a dermatologist has been treating with oral ketaconazole and a facial lotion for over a year, it's not getting better. He said there's a better medicine but I'm allergic to penicillin and cannot take it..any suggestions I can do at home to rid my skin of this?? I am so tired of being red and itchy...please can you help? I have severe hypoglycemia, could this be a contributing factor?
Avatar f tn I know this is going to read a little strange,but I'm hoping it is read with an open mind.I have brown hair and skin that tans easily.A few yrs. back I started waxing my upper lip,and would tweeze the odd few dark hairs on my chin.The past year Ive noticed that the hair that grew back was clear opalescent and really thick.When I looked at a plucked one,the root looks wet and not like it should.There is a clear jelly like strand wrapped along the shaft.
Avatar n tn I want to know the cause of the skin discoloration specifically. Is it really caused by a fungus or bacteria? Or just simply the sun?
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 26 year old white male, with a healthy weight/height, in reasonably good shape. For almost a year now I have had really strange (strange to me) skin issues. I came back home from vacation with a fever of 105. I had been outdoors alot at various times of the day/night over the Thanksgiving holidays in rural Mississippi. My Doctor prescribed a Zithromax antibiotic pack and instantly I reacted with near anaphalctic shock.
Avatar n tn that intermittently appears sometimes three times in one year and sometimes once every two years ever since childhood. It resembles the pics that are taken and documented as facial ring worm. Either there is very little written regarding intermittent appearances or it does not happen. I am usually treated with ointments or creams. Corticosteroids alleviate the problem however, reoccurance worsens so this tx has been discontinued.
Avatar m tn Hii there....im a 21 year old female and have a querry regarding my facial skin. Over the past 2 years i had developed a bad habbit of applying johnsons baby powder since it gave me a dry and a neat feeling. I just stopped 2 months back and can feel the difference in my skin which both feels and looks more nourished and healthy. However i have noticed pale( slightly swolen) patches on my cheeks with obvious pores. This concerns me since i feel its a bit to early for my skin to decolor.
Avatar n tn I have been to 3 dermatologists now for this, over the last 9 months. It is a facial rash. Itchy, bumps. Not really a pimple because there is no head. I have no flushing, just irritated skin. I have been through allergy testing, nothing showed up. I have been through treatment for rosacea, nothing helped. I tried treatment for steriod rosacea, again did not help. And finally this last week I went to a dr. who said it could be a yeast rash.
Avatar n tn THEN after 2 weeks were up and I stopped usage, my forehead exploded with a ton of tiny flesh covered bumps (some are kind of red-ish) and and the face bumps were everywhere that I had applied the cortisone prescription cream. It feels like sandpaper in those areas, rough. And my skin looks uneven. The bumps near my sideburns where I applied the cortisone are less noticeable but look like huge bumpy pores under lighting. The red borderline I initially had...can still be seen too.
Avatar m tn Upon close examination the area appear blotchy and raised, but the skin is flat. And this changes from day to day. I am part Scottish and my face tends to get red rather than tan when I get sun. I grew up in Az and wonder if my skin is damaged from all the sun I’ve gotten over the years. I use SPF 30, but it’s like the sun goes right through it. I also drink often, and wonder if this is a cause.
Avatar n tn Most of these symptoms come and go. At the moment, I have skin rash that is itchy(could be dry skin but it is worse than I have ever had)(also went to dermotolgist in the summer and had fungus in groin and on feet), have back stiffness when I get out of bed in the mornings and usually on weekends when I have chores at home(dishes, cooking, laundry,etc.)I read about Cushings and went my doctor and he took blood;negative on that.
Avatar f tn I recently went to a dermatologist who told me I did not have a scalp fungus even after being told that I had been to urgent care numerous times for an ear and facial infection that was only cured by fungal ointment. My scalp has been distressed for years and I had a large bump on it and places I had scratched the tender feeling skin off. She told me that bc I wasn't losing my hair and it wasn't red or scaly it was not a fungus. I sleep with cocunut oil on my scalp every night for relief.
Avatar n tn I've been using OTC anti-fungals for nearly 2 years, but the infected skin is multi-layered, apparently coiled up and never seems to completely clear. Help!!! Thanks. Peace.
Avatar f tn Hi, This sounds like a fungal infection but an underlying allergic reaction seems to be likely also. Fungal infections are transmitted through direct contact. It was wise to discard the towel.In cases like this facial tissues may be used instead of cloth towels. Avoid the wine and other possible food triggers. Do you have any known allergies? Do you experience any flushing,warmth or redness over the face given certain triggers like heat , smoke and alcohol intake?
Avatar n tn OH and i also found before appling the selsun it is very helpful to scrup the top layer of the skin in the shower with a rough brush as this removes the dead skin and exposes the fungus!
Avatar m tn For the past 6 months, every time i perform oral sex on my wife, within 24 hours i have an inflamed, burning, painful rash with puss around all of my facial hair. There are hundreds of them and as they pop themselves, it just spreads back and forth to unaffected hair. This process lasts for weeks and i am not getting the answers i want from my dermotologist who says that it is impossible to be getting this from oral sex.
Avatar n tn I'm a diabetic. Then I read something about skin fungus and I bought some antifungal shampoo and an antifungal cream. Also read that baking soda has antifungal properties. Taking a hot bath in baking soda helps relieve some of the symptoms, seems like skin is peeling off my face, chin, neck and it brightens the skin. Some improvement but not totally relieved of the issue.
Avatar f tn Some skin conditions can be caused by fungal problems and a skin swab of the skin sent to the laboratory for analysis can identify if there is any fungus or bacteria on the skin. Fungal infections would need treating with antifungals by way of antifungal creams or antifungal oral capsules. Don't use normal soaps, the soaps dry the skin and irritate it more. Avoid make up and facial products.
1690397 tn?1341113991 PSS I forgot to say when my arms broke out my facial skin got very rough feeling and itchy but the laclotion brought back my smooth facial skin. Also my stools have been light tan and less often for the past two weeks as well. I don't, repeat do not, have fever or aches/pains.
Avatar n tn I have had dry, swollen, cracked, peeling skin on my eyelids which has become progressively worse over 7 years. Have been prescribed cortisone but only is an overnight cure. Is this exceme? or psoriasis? or allergies? How can I get over this??? HELP!!!
Avatar m tn I would like to know if anyone could tell me what issue I've been having with my face for sometime now (few months+) and any medications I might have to get from a doctor and any other remedies. I've been starting to have dry, red skin on both sides of my face which seem to be centralized on the area just to the side of the corners of my mouth, and then directly downward and slightly inward above the chin - sort of like a "U" formation.