I went to my thyroid doctor for a check up/6 month pap and showed her the rash on my neck, because hypothyroidism frequently causes slow skin turnover, dryness, acne, and general dermal unhappiness. The rash is pretty much covered by my hair, splotches beginning at each ear running down and back, which I remember having as far back as December at least. I'd changed shampoos last week and the flat spots went from pinkish to brown, so I thought it was getting better.
Nah, thinks Dr. Thyroid. It's a fungus infection and needs to be treated with a cream for two weeks.
She thinks it's tinea. Besides looking a little funny and feeling dry, I really haven't had any symptoms, so that's why I didn't worry too much about getting it treated.
Some of you might realize what tinea is: athlete's foot. Or, better yet, jock itch.
How on earth might I get jock itch on my neck?
I take that question back.
Better yet, maybe I gave tinea to an asshole.