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I have had a rash on my back and shoulders for years now, it

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I have had a rash on my back and shoulders for years now, it is red and slightly raised. It goes for months when i put canosten on it and reappears when it feels like it.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.
This is likely to be a fungal infection. One type of fungus which can such a rash is called Tinea Versicolor. This can produce patches which may be either lighter than the surrounding skin or darker, dark brown in color.

The fact that it disappears with Canesten is a further indication that it is a fungal infection.

You need to use Cenesten continuosly for at least a month even after the rash has disappeared in order to kill off all the fungus. Otherwise it can reappear.

You should see your doctor for this. You may need oral antifungals or a stronger combination antifungal ointment. You also need to get your blood sugar and other blood levels tested since it is recurrent.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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