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Skin Infection

I have had skin infections since I was a child. I'm having another one at the back of my right thigh now. It's pretty unsightly and it's embarrassing. It's been over a month now. My uncle recommended me putting a Ringworm medicine, The picture will be posted below. It works alright. It makes it dry and it'll peel off. The problem is, I'll scratch it at night. It's not exactly itchy but I just scratch it when I'm unconscious sleeping.

I use to have the same thing on my finger and inner thigh but it's recovered. I went to a doctor before.
I would like to know if the medicine I'm using is good enough and what exactly my skin infection is.

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563773 tn?1374246539
It can be due to fungal infection or eczema. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and get a KOH examination of the skin scrapings done to rule out any fungal infection. Treatment is different for both. While it is antifungals for fungal infections, it is steroids fro eczema.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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1340994 tn?1374193977
Skin conditions are tough.  Doctors often forget to check for food allergies.  This could be a gluten allergy.  It could also be related to colitis, so if you have any intestinal symptoms, you need to get that checked out.  Don't just let them give you an antiinflammatory cream to treat the symptom.  Sometimes dermatologists are either lazy or clueless about food allergies and other causes of skin problems.  
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