I have a rash that appears in the bend of my arms, mostly my right arm. The seems to only appear after I have been exposed to the sun, either by being outside or through the window of my car. This rash only appears on my arm, never spreading any furhter than 4-5 inches up or down. It resembles poison oak or ivy, so I've been told, in the on set, but, changes to look more like a giant ring worm before disappering. I have been told that it is a fungus and I have had success with Lotrimin type creams, but, it has reccured every spring/summer for about 5 years. It is beginning to take longer for Lotrimin to work. Do you think that this is a fungus caused by the sun, and do you have any suggestions on how I can rid myself of it forever? Oh yes, it itches immensley. Thank you for your time.
The location and intermittent appearance suggest ot fungus but eczema. This condition does just what you describe: appear in the folds of one or more arms or legs, itch, and go away for no particular reason. Chances are, the Lotrimin isn't doing more than just moisturizing.
I suggest you make a doctor's visit and get some prescription-strength cortisone to use when you need it. Also a definitive diagnosis. But fungus--not likely.
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