... Egypt working with animalsvet I was working with (only person I could trust there) gave me Clobetasol,it worked. 6 months later at home, back of upper arm,constant itching, used the rest of the tube.Now, my new Doctor gives me Clotrimazol Labesfal 10mg,(which I havent used yet as cut open the old tube) as spot started on other arm but still dont know what I have? ? Any suggestions please? Is mange transferable to humans and repeats like this? Or ringworm? A blood test needed?
Dear Anna, if you did NOT see a dermatologist, please do. Drs who are NOT specialists in dermatology usually aren't trained to accurately diagnose all skin conditons, they treat for some routine stuff like dermatitis and fungal infections. The first medicine you were given was a cream with a steroid in it . The second one is an antifungal. Fungi can take over and cause skin problems and yeast infections if anitbiotics have been taken recently and fungal infections do itch pretty badly. I am going to look the second one up to see if it also has some steroid in it too, but basically it is an antifungal. I have heard different things about mange being transferred to humans, so I can't say one way or the other, but I do know that mange is caused by mites under the skin and in human, there is a form of mite tht can cause scabies, a highly contagious from human to human conditon. My neice, who worked at the vet said NO. Another reason to be checked by a dermatologist, is they will do the necessary tests to specifically narrow down what it causing this. PLEASE tell the dermatologist you have been to the Middle East and were working with animals there as well. I have heard of 2 different contractors getting a skin infection that People from other areas do NOT have defenses for. In other words, it doesn't bother the middle easterners, because they can fight it off, but if people come there from other countries, they get it. I hope you get some relief soon. You can try Benadryl to help the itching. I will comment in a moment on what I find out about the second cream. If it is ringworm, also highly contagious, then it will appears as a circle or ring, and not a dot or spot. It is fungal and the cream you were given will treat it. It takes several weeks for ring worm to clear up, if that is what it is. Patti
Mange is not transferrable to humans. You can get ringworm. The treatment for it is an antifungal. When its things on the skin, they usually do things like scrapings and biopsies. If its ringworm the clotrimazole would work. I would see a dermatologist, and be sure to tell him where you've been.
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