Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Includes Expert Content
Do I have a fungal Infection?
avatar
An_248294 posted:
Location: Under my tummy roll, at the top of my groin area.
Symptoms: Flat brown moles, odor, redness and some raised irritated skin, peeling.

I've had this for 2 weeks and this doesn't seem to be improving. I've had skin irritiation in the same area before that was treated with econazole nitrate cream. I have never had brown spots, peeling and odor. Is this a more severe case of what I had before or something else?

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Reply
 
avatar
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

It may be another fungal/ yeast infection. Try an over-the-counter anti-fungal such as lotrimin or clotrimazole (that is similar to the econazole you used before).

Try the cream twice daily for three days, while also keeping the area dry. If there is no improvement, you may need to see your doctor.

I hope that helps


Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

psoriasis tips
I have put up with psoriasis for decades. Nasty drugs like embrel will have dramatic results but at a huge cost to both your body and ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.