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Rash (cont.)

Medications

Individuals should consult with their health-care provider before starting any medications. The following are examples of effective treatments for specific types of rashes.

Eczema

  • Steroid creams like clobetasol, triamcinolone, and hydrocortisone
  • Oral corticosteroids may be used for flares, and long-term immunosuppressive medications may be required in long-term sufferers.

Fungal infections

  • Clotrimazole
  • Terbinafine
  • Ketoconazole

Bacterial infections

  • Staphylococcus infections: cephalexin
  • Pseudomonas infection: ciprofloxacin
  • MRSA infection: doxycycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/21/2015
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