What should patients be told about erythrasma?

Updated: Jun 11, 2020
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Any patient with erythrasma should be advised to change his or her life style by engaging in exercise and weight loss because obesity is a major risk factor. In addition, personal hygiene and environment acclimatization should be underscored. Wearing cotton garments rather than synthetic fabrics is yet another consideration to keep the sites of predilection dry. Finally, eating healthy and limiting the intake of sugary foods, especially people with diabetes, is an adjuvant to minimize the risk for this disease. [22]


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