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    Old 04-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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    Is this Melanoma or Fungus?

    I was out all day last Monday at a marathon. I was wearing a tank top and brushed up against a lot of people. I also got a bad sunburn on my forehead. This discoloration appeared the next day and grew in darkness and size over the week. It stopped growing in size by the end of the week. I went to a clinic to have it checked out and I was given anti-fungal medication.

    I wanted to get the community's opinion on this as well. Does this appear to be a fungal infection? It initially itched on the first day.

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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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    Re: Is this Melanoma or Fungus?

    That certainly does look disturbing, doesn't it? It doesn't look like any sort of skin cancer that I've seen, but I'm noboy's expert on skin cancer! My first guess would not be skin cancer, however. While some skin cancers can develop quickly, I've never known it to be a week or less. Whereas fungus? Yeah, I'm thinking that might be a better diagnosis. I would say if it doesn't clear up within a week or so, get it re-checked. At the clinic, did you speak to a dermatologist?

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