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Antifungals are used to treat fungal infections that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Some of the common fungal infections are athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis, fungal nail infection, severe dandruff, etc. Antifungals are available in topical, oral, intravenous, and intravaginal forms.

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What is the medicine that treat acne scars in upper back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For no reason, my upper back has formed acne in the back of my shoulders and in the mid-upper back. I tried Benzoyl wash, Vanoxide Topical, and Doxycycline. There was no success. I am now using Hibiclens foam wash, Clindamycin and Benzoyl foam, and a Sulfametho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Perhaps it is Pityrosporum folliculitis. It is usually itchy and favors the back, and looks similar to acne. Do they itch in your case? Pityrosporum folliculitis would require oral antifungals. Anyways acne that is unresponsive to usual antiacne medications, oral and...  Read Full »

My vaginal discharge cleared with antibiotics. Is it an STI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had vaginal discharge. When I took Flagyl for BV, it cleared. So, I do not think it as an STI. Am I right?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bacterial vaginosis can occur with or without intercourse and is not considered as STI (sexually transmitted infection). As your bacterial vaginosis got cleared with Flagyl (Metronidazole), you are fine.   Read Full »

I have white patches on my cheeks and gums. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeing white stuff in my mouth. I see more in quantity in inner cheeks and gums when I wake up in the morning. It has been four weeks. It can be scraped off using the finger. I consulted a dentist nearby and she told me it might be leukoplakia and it goes away by itself in a few d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreekesh Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see you can scrape off your lesions, then it will not be leukoplakia because it is thickened, white patches that form on your gums, the insides of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and, sometimes, your tongue. These patches cannot be scraped off. So, I ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation in the glans penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My corona of the glans penis has been burning for the last year. I used anti-fungal creams, but it worked for a few hours. The corona side looks like a blister. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Answer the questions below to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Do you have diabetes? Are you not drying that area after a bath? Is there any redness or inflammation present? Have you come in contact with irritant chemicals, lubricants, ...  Read Full »

I have a recurring ringworm infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm on the thighs, arms and chest for four months. When I used Fourderm, it was fine for two weeks. But again, it came back. I have not taken any oral medicines yet. I am on BP medicine Stamlo Beta. My age is 59 years.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dermatophytosis or ringworm infection is caused by fungi that invade and grow in dead keratin. Tinea corporis is the fungal infection of the body, including the trunk and arms. Risk factors for recurrent fungal infections include any immunocompromised state like diabetes...  Read Full »

I have rashes on my abdomen and chest area. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my abdomen or the lower chest area and also in the mid back. It is being there from the past three weeks. This is the second time that I am getting the rash within these six months. About four to six months back, I first got this type of rash. The rash appears flat wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concerns and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the available data, it seems you have developed allergic contact dermatitis or sweat dermatitis. I just wanted to know, if your blotchy, erythematous patches disa...  Read Full »

Can ketoconazole cause anxiety?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had a minor penile fracture and the doctor recommended Ketoconazole to stop erection. But I am suffering from anxiety disorder and I have heard that one of the side effects of Ketoconazole is depression. Will this medicine add to my anxiety?¬†Should I continue to take this medicine? P...  Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ketoconazole is an anti fungal drug. It is used to treat various fungal infections. Your doctor might have prescribed this drug because it causes less interest in sex and so that the erection can be prevented because of the action of the drug. And yes, dep...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?

Query: Hello, What are the symtoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to most common symptoms of vaginitis will be itching and white discharge. In case of bacterial infection, the discharge will be yellowish or greenish and in case of fungal infection it will be curd like discharge. It is quite simple to cure. You need to get the res...  Read Full »

I have swollen veins on my penis, which become prominent on masturbation. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swollen veins on my penis, which are very large. I have discomfort, especially after masturbation. They had disappeared for some time, but have recurred. I am 22 years old and have varicose veins on my legs. What can be the problem? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Tuljapure Samit Prabhakarrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Are the veins present all over the penis or only the glans penis? Do you have itching or any kind of burning sensation? Is there an erythema (redness) present? Do you have any history of unprotected sexual intercourse? How long have you had thi...  Read Full »

I have ringworm infection for the past seven months. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had ringworm for the past seven months. It comes and goes. I have used many creams tablets. No use. But finally, I found a cream named Valerate-C. It is a very effective cream. If I apply it once at night, it solves the itching problem overnight. The infection also reduces for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to take a picture of the lesion and send it to us. The cream you are using is a combination of steroid and antifungal. You may get similar creams everywhere.   Read Full »

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