Erythrasma is a bacterial infection that affects the skin. It usually appears in the folds of the skin. It’s more commonly seen in warm or humid climates, and is usually caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium minutissimum. Erythrasma tends to be a chronic or long-term skin condition.
Does erythrasma go away?
An erythrasma infection is typically self-limiting and will often resolve on its own without treatment. While complications are rare, erythrasma can sometimes co-occur with contact dermatitis, a fungal infection, or an unrelated bacterial infection.
How do you know if you have erythrasma?
Symptoms of Erythrasma
- Red patches.
- Pink patches.
- Brown patches.
- Scaly skin.
- Cracking skin, especially on your feet.
- Softened or macerated skin.
- Skin that looks wrinkly.