Erythrasma is a bacterial infection causing scaly patches on your skin to skin or skin fold areas. Overlapping skin is the favored location for erythrasma causing Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteria to propagate.
An erythrasma rash makes its skin fold appearance by an enlarging reddish to brownish looking dry skin patch, that subsequently turns into fine scales. This skin to skin bacterial infection is more common in warm tropical climates and on those who are overweight or diabetic.
Erythrasma grows in areas where skin touches skin, such as your:
- toe web
- under breast
- abdominal crease
- vaginal skin to skin
- around your perineum
- thigh in contact with scrotum
Erythrasma is sometimes confused with other skin infections that look similar, like:
Washing your erythrasma scaly skin fold patches with antibacterial soap may help you conquer Corynebacterium. Also, paying a visit to your health care professional may yield an erythromycin gel prescription. This drug works effectively on this bacterial infection to restore the health of your skin.
You can reduce your risk of erythrasma by:
- unspoiled hygiene
- controlling skin moisture
- dressing in absorbent clothing
And maintaining a healthy weight reduces your skin to skin turf opportunities for scaly patches to grow.