Tinea corporis presents with erythema and itching and a well defined scaling edge. In the groin, tinea cruris, the infection may spread to the adjacent skin on the thighs and abdomen. Intense erythema and satellite lesions suggest a candida infection. In the axillae erythrasma due to Corynebacterium minutissimum is more likely. It does not respond to antifungal treatment but clears with tetracycline by mouth.

Tinea versicolor affects the trunk, usually of fair skinned individuals exposed to the sun. It affects mainly the upper back, chest, and arms. Well defined macular lesions with fine scales develop, which tend to be white in suntanned areas and brown on pale skin. It may be confused with seborrhoeic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, and vitiligo. In skin scrapings the causative

Tinea corporis Erythrasma

organisms, Malassezia spp., normally found in hair follicles, can be readily seen.

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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