How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Bob Your Own Question

Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5266
Experience:  20 Years in Internal Medicine, Neurology and Sports Medicine
61817858
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Bob is online now

I'm a 23 year old male and have red/ rash over my stomach

Resolved Question:

Hi I'm a 23 year old male and have red/ brown rash over my stomach thigh and back of legs , it's only small round rashes also have a black/purple rash on my left thigh in groin area with further dark red rashes any idea what it may be
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Hi Paul. How long have you had these rashes? Are you currently taking any medications for any reason?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have had them for about 3 or 4 months , I had a ringworm infection when I came back from turkey in November . Doctor had given me cream which didn't really clear after a while they went away and them these red/brown rashes stated to appear on my stomach thighs and back of legs and recently I noticed the rash between my legs a few weeks ago image attached an image of the red type rash over my legs ?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I currently not taking any medication
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

It's a bit difficult to make out what is going on here. Do these patches hurt, burn or itch?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No they don't do any of that its just annoying to look at ? And they are getting bigger and spreading out more over the last few days
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Is any scale visible? (tiny pieces of flaking or peeling skin)?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No as I said on my legs stomach and thighs it's just the red blotches and on my thigh it's the same but it's more wide spread and the blotches are bigger there's nothing peeling
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

And you feel pretty well otherwise? no fever or chills or nightsweats? no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yea I'm fine no other problems
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

I think you might have picked up a dermatophyte. This requires lonterm treatment (minimum 4 weeks) with a broad spectrum antifungal cream such as econazole 1% (prescription only). If your doctor agrees, you might also be a candidate for oral therapy with ketoconazole or fluconazole. Some tough cases or extensive cases require both. Either way the prognosis is good if one uses the medications as directed for the entire course of treatment (so as not to leave any microscopic spores or hyphae behind). If you did not respond to this type of treatment, a skin biopsy might be needed, given your recent history of travel outside the country.

Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5266
Experience: 20 Years in Internal Medicine, Neurology and Sports Medicine
Dr. Bob and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions