Common "Erythrasma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Erythrasma is a skin condition affecting the skin folds. It causes slow enlarging patches on the skin that are pink to brown in color. It is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium minutissimum. It occurs more commonly in people living in warm and humid conditions. Patients with diabetes, immunodeficient individuals, and obese persons are highly prone to develop erythrasma. It is treated by taking oral antibiotics like Erythromycin, and applying antibacterial creams over the affected region.

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Will erythrasma cause darkness in the underarm spreading to the chest, back, and neck?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a long-term skin issue. There is darkness in the underarm spreading to the chest, back, and neck. I am using HHzole for a long time. On application of the ointment, it will not spread and will not be much hyperpigmented. On the stoppage of the application, it spreads and looks quite...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a bacterial infection called erythrasma. It occurs mainly due to moisture and sweat accumulation in that area. You will need different medications for this. I need a few details from you so that I can put you on the right treatment. For how long are you having ...  Read Full »

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