Gently scrubbing the skin patches with antibacterial soap may help them go away. Prescription erythromycin gel applied to the skin also works very well. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe erythromycin pills.
Complete recovery is expected following treatment.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if symptoms of erythrasma develop.
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