Q. Why am I having a rash on stomach?

Answered by
Dr. Joydeep Singha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 11, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have a rash on the stomach. Not raised or itchy. I noticed after dehusking a coconut, but I am not allergic to eating coconut or drinking coconut products.

Dr. Joydeep Singha

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This is not an allergic reaction to any food (attachment removed to protect patient identity), looks rather a fungal infection (T.incognito). Use Clotrimazole cream (or newer ones) twice daily for six weeks.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

How long does it usually last, and what may have caused it? Just want to make sure nothing serious.

Dr. Joydeep Singha

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Dermatophytes are a group of fungus that caused that skin infection. Under anti-fungal medication, it goes about six weeks. KOH (potassium hydroxide) examination of skin scraping shows fungal elements.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

Is it normal that it is not raised, or itchy? Just seems like discolored areas.

Dr. Joydeep Singha

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Having a non-itchy goes against dermatophytes (fungal). If not applied any steroid containing cream, not raised is not important.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

So since it is not itchy, it might not be it? What else could it be?

Dr. Joydeep Singha

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Bacteria B.bugdiformis also produce such type of rash but it requires serology for confirmation. Alternatively, you can give a trial of Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for a few months.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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