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Fungal Skin Rash Overview

What is a fungal skin rash?
A person with a fungal skin rash has overgrowth of fungus on the surface of the skin. The most common locations include the feet and the groin. Examples include ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Most fungal skin rashes respond well to treatment with nonprescription antifungal creams.

What are the symptoms of a fungal skin rash?
Symptoms of a fungal skin rash include itching and pink or red rash that has a raised or scaly border. Fungal rashes spread slowly and may appear darker than the surrounding skin.

How does the doctor treat a fungal skin rash?
Treatment for a fungal skin rash includes topical antifungal cream, oral antifungal medications, and antihistamines for itching.

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Last Updated: Aug 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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