GPs in a Facebook group…

Q: How many GPs does it take to treat a fungal rash in a Facebook group?

1 to see the patient and to post a picture of the rash.


14 to share seeing similar cases of fungal rashes and how the rash is different from what the original poster (OP) thought it was.

7 to caution about the fungal rash being cancer

6 to argue over whether it’s ‘fungal rash’ or ‘eczema’.

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.

22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘a dermatophyte infection’.

15 know-it-alls who claim they were trained as dermatologists, and that ‘fungal rash’ is perfectly correct.

7 criticise if the consent to share the photo is valid or not.

249 to post meme’s and gif’s.


19 to post that this page is not about fungal rashes and to please take this discussion to a dermatology page.

15 to say the post is too clinical.

11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all see fungal rashes and therefore the posts are relevant here.

12 to post ‘F’.

8 to ask what ‘F’ means.

16 to post ‘Following’ but there’s 3 dots at the top right that means you don’t have to.

3 to say “can’t share”

2 to reply “can’t share from a closed group”

36 to debate which method of treating a fungal rash is superior, how to apply the treatment, what brand of antifungal work best for this rash and whether an ointment or cream is better.

17 to ask if they should add an antibiotic as well.

5 People to post pics of their own fungal rashes seen that day

1 person to say ‘call 999 as it is possibly sepsis’.

2 people post saying they would admit instead as the patient is stable but still to be safe

5 people comment on how c*&p GP training has got if admitting a patient with this rash.

25 criticise the RCGP for the state of GP training.

9 to ask if they should stay a member of the RCGP.

27 to state they are not members of the RCGP and have saved £’000s as a result.

19 to tell them to look up the guidelines

7 to post URL’s where one can see guidance on treating fungal rashes.

4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s.

1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) sticks around like a fungal rash.

4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

5 admins to ban the rash posters who took it all too seriously.

15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!”

6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said S$%^!”

4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”.

13 to say “Do a search on fungal rashes before posting questions about fungal rashes”.

3 to stir the pot about the Admins being heavy-handed and pleading for the thread not to be closed down.

5 people anticipating a tribute thread will be set up.

1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.

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