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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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My son has a rash on his face and want go away, I am on my

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My son has a rash on his face and want go away
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Customer: I am on my cellphone
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, I was thinking it might be eczema I was thinking it might be eczema
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My son is taking design ideas cream 0.05%
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I took a picture of his face.
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.


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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
what's wrong with my son's face
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

It looks like tinea corporis from the picture. That's a localized fungal infection, typically responds well to antifungal medicines on the skin that is effected. There are some prescriptions that are powerful, and some medications you could try over the counter that may not be as powerful, but would not require a prescription.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

the appropriate prescription medications would be ketoconazole and/or selenium sulfide. Clotrimazole is a less powerful antifungal cream available over the counter, and Selsun Blue is a shampoo which contains Selenium sulfide. If you'd like fastest resolution, I would recommend the prescription versions. If you have limited access to someone who could prescribe a medication to your son, the other medications will still work, although perhaps less quickly.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do you think it could be Pityriasis Rosea?
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

no sir.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

both of these conditions, pityriasis rosea and tinea corporis are caused by similar fungus, but they are not the same illness.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The reason why I am asking is because it is appearing on his left cheek
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

I see, makes sense! This is very likely tinea corporis. There are some other possibilities, but much less likely.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
From what I read online about tunes corporals is a form of ringworm
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

ringworm is the "common" term. they are the same.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Shouldn't I have too? I have been touching that spot
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

No. They are rarely contagious.