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Published: 11 years ago

Fungal skin infection

Dr. Jeff,

I have been doing well on a slightly altered McCombs plan where i incorporated probiotic earlier in the plan than recommended. I've been progressing along nicely but my original complaint has not completely resolved. I was told bY my naturopathic doc that my unsightly skin problem that is all over my face, neck, chest Nd between breast, and which is what caused me to do this plan, is a fungus infection. I have been suffering with this condition for over 5 years, with many doctor visits during that time and not one physician had diagnosed the condition as fungus. After that diagnosis, I researched it until I came across photos of tinea corporis pictures on a medical website that resembled my condition exactly.

Armed with this data, I took my iPad to a doc appt yesterday, where my primary doc initially resisted the diagnosis, but relented after seeing the photos. It's a shame that no one would even take a culture to prove the condition was not fungal.

My doctor prescribed ketoconizal cream and will also prescribe anitifungal meds pending the results of my liver function tests. I did some research, and it appears that better topical creams would be terminating, or even 2% pyrithione zinc cream.

I should mention that I was having great effect with tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar, so much so that I had to quit using it so that my doctor could see the rash before it improved too much. Of course, the smell of this mixture is not very pleasant at bedtime and spoils my evening activities.

I had concerns that this treatment would not be long lasting. Which, in your non FDA approved opinion, is most likely to help and eliminate tinea corporis long-term?

Thanks for any help!

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