Fungal infections are not always simply fungal infections.
People with diabetes, for example, are more prone to such infections.
Again, I would need a picture to even say this looks fungal or bacterial.
Or to establish the likelihood of either.
Most healthy people do not get fungal infections.
Also, we do not know your medical history.
We do not replace a doctors visit, diagnose or treat on the site. We answer specific questions.
You are wondering what this is.
Fungal, bacterial, or other, in that order.
Just to give you an idea of the variety of possibilities, see this write up from the Cleveland Clinic
I would also like to tell you that a rotten smell in a skin infection can often indicate a more serious skin infection, bacterial and not fungal. So, the picture here, just based on a description is not so clear. If there were damage to the skin, even cellulitis is possible. Sometimes that can be serious.
If you are not up to date on exams especially, I suggest that you see your doctor this week.
If you are obese, this needs to be addressed:
Let me know if you have further questions.
I do not recommend that you simply try something for a week. I recommend you base what you do on hands on diagnosis.
Again, see the dosing recommendations that I gave you, which are standard, and coordinate any treatment with your doc.
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