Fungal Infection

Fungal infections are caused by fungi living on dead tissues of the body namely skin, hair and nails. There are different types of fungi causing infections, rashes and other specific symptoms at different sites in the body. They are treated by the use of anti-fungal medication.

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Why does my long standing black mark suddenly turned with rashes and inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black skin mark on my buttocks for the past three years, but now I have inflammation, rashes, and dicomfort. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the photos, it looks like an acute on chronic (recent episode on an already present condition) fungal infection / Tinea cruris. There is no need for p...  Read Full »

Why do I get circular shiny patch on chest, back and scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I have small skin rash with shiny patches in a circle in the chest and on the back, once found on the scalp too. It itches when I sweat. I also have dandruff on the head and ear itching too it is dry and no ear wax produced. For skin, I have tried Surfaz SN a...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By the given description it may be a fungal infection or seborrheic dermatitis or other conditions too. Please send a clear picture of the lesions. Please send the details like duration, treatment taken for it, other symptoms, other any diseases apart from those mentio...  Read Full »

What can cause painless bony lump behind the ear?

Query: Hi, I found this boney lump behind my ear back last year and went to an urgent care. They told me it was a lymph node and if it didn’t go away to come back. It was a busy year and I forgot about it. Last week I just found the lump again and started to get nervous as it’s still there. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for providing a detailed description of the problem in concern. There is absolutely nothing that you need to be worried about. Most commonly the reason for a swelling in the post aural region above the mastoid without any ear problems is an enlarged lymph node. The most common cause of...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for my widespread fungal infection on shoulders, breast, and stomach.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infections on my shoulders, breasts and stomach. I have red spots and dry dandruff on my scalp and it is painful and irritating. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that your concern, from your history I suppose you are already diagnosed with fungal infection/tinea corporis. As there could be many reasons for red rashes like urticaria, ezcema, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, fungal infection, follic...  Read Full »

How to treat recalcitrant tinea incognito?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a known case of eczema since 4 years. My eczema subsided and later developed tinea incognito since three years. My doctor advised Itraconazole oral and topical Sertaconazole, Lulliconazole, and Eberconazole on different relapses. Initially, I was responding well with oral Itraco...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tinea incognito is a condition when a fungal infection is treated with topical steroids the symptoms subside but the fungal growth continuous and lesions are not visible, but when the steroid application is stopped larger and resistant lesions appear. You have taken m...  Read Full »

What is the reason for appearance of red spots on the glans of penis after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. A spot appeared on the penis after two weeks of unprotected sex. It was not extensive, with no painful urination, irritation, and no discharge. But I have slight abdominal pain with some discomfort.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I guess you are speaking about that reddish spot over the base of the glans penis, not the tiny spot within that reddish zone. That tiny spot is not a significant finding. Regarding that red...  Read Full »

Why am I getting bumps on my penis on and off?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had these bumps on my penis for a while. I have been looked at by a dermatologist and he said that it was nothing. As it keeps getting red, I thought it was some yeast infection and applied cream on it. It was a three year old cream and I believe that has what made it worse. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

Why do I get vaginal itching with smelly discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having a genital itch for over a week already. I have a partner who is also experiencing itch, redness, and scaling. Before the itch, I notice white thick discharge, and then the itchiness came with brownish smelly discharge. I previously had UTI before...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you are having fungal vaginitis. You should wear cotton panties and clean your genital area with Savlon in a glass of water after every urination. Both of you required treatment.  Read Full »

What causes long term skin disease in the thigh joint?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from skin disease in the thigh joint for long. I am using Mometasone, Terbinafine and PBF gel. Also, I had Ofloxacin and Levocetirizine for more than two months, but the situation is the same. What is this disease? Please advise any medicine or test in order to get c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Due to prolonged use of the creams, the original picture has been altered (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and a clear-cut diagnosis is difficult to establish. Going by the area and some other signs in all likelihood it seems a case of fungal infection. As...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my recurrent skin infections in thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin infection in the thighs area. The previous doctor did give me an ointment and I did get rid of it somewhat. But I am in a new place right now and the infection has held me again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Attach a picture of the lesion for details. Is it itching, burning, pain, or irritation?  Read Full »

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