Erythrasma Symptoms – Bacterial Skin Infections
What is Erythrasma?
Erythrasma is a chronic bacterial infection usually seen in skin folds.
What are the causes, incidence, and risk factors?
Erythrasma is caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum. The typical appearance is a reddish-brown slightly scaly patch with sharp borders. The lesions occur in moist areas such as the groin, axilla, and skin folds, and may itch slightly.
The incidence of Erythrasma is higher in warm climates. It is most prevalent among individuals who are overweight or have diabetes.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of Erythrasma are mildly itchy, slightly scaly, reddish-brown lesions most often found in the axilla, groin, between the toes, and in skin folds.
How is it diagnosed?
Wood’s lamp test (when examined under this ultraviolet light, the lesions glow a coral-red color)
Culture of scrapings from the lesion.
How can Erythrasma be prevented?
- Maintaining good hygiene
- Keeping the skin dry
- Wearing clean absorbent clothing
- Avoiding excessive heat or moisture
- Maintaining healthy body weight
How is it treated?
Gently scrubbing the lesions with antibacterial soap may clear the disease. Topical erythromycin gel is very effective as well. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral erythromycin.
What would the treatment for a case of Erythrasma cost?
In general, a single consultation with Dr. Kapoor would cost you about INR 1000/-.
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Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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