Antifungal

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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Is COVID vaccine contraindicated during a vaginal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 60 kgs and a height of 5'5 feet. I have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, and it started five months ago. I even consulted the doctor, and she prescribed tablet Diflucan one dose 150 mg. A vaginal swap report also proved the infection. Sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. We should treat vaginal yeast infection properly with appropriate medications. You said that you stopped the medications due to the fear of their adverse effects on kidneys. Your doctor would have suggested the medication considering al...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for itchy red rashes in inner thighs.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a severe red rash problem on both of my inner thighs. The rashes are itchy and it has destroyed my life completely. It looks like ringworm or jock-itch. In the past, I was suffering from the same thing. But at that time, it was scaly and I had a liquid coming out with...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have tinea. Since it is expensive, you need to take proper treatment using oral antifungals to clear the infection. You should stop using Dipsalic (Betamethasone with Salicyclic acid) ...  Read Full »

Even after treatment, why is my fungal infection not getting resolved?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in my groin area and even after taking the medication the problem was persistent. The doctor has advised checking diabetes and thyroid. I would like to have a master health checkup including the tests the doctor has suggested. What all should I consider? I am 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Master health checkup is better to perform but not absolutely necessary at your age. Fungal infections in the groin area not responding to treatment require an immunosuppressive state to be ruled out. Firstly, if you are on any immunosuppressive drugs, then stop them. The...  Read Full »

I have some white growths on the side of the tongue. Is it due to oral candidiasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with a weight of 78 kilograms and a height of six feet. I have the habit of smoking for four years. I drink alcohol in a moderate amount. I am not taking any medication. I have a problem with my tongue. I started to have this problem before three months. The tongu...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the detailed history and description, it seems that you are suffering from oral candidiasis. But it is difficult to rule out the condition without examining you. Please send me a photo of your mouth in an open position and the tongue in pulled out co...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent growth on the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. I have seen my doctor multiple times for growth on the tongue. This growth is yellow and sometimes white. I have to brush it off, and it always comes back. I was given antifungal treatment, and culture tests showed now fungus. What is causing these bacteria? It ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly the tongue lesion that can be capped off are fungal infections even if the culture comes negative. Mouth hygiene is essential. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat wh...  Read Full »

How to cure itchy vagina and yellowish-white odorless discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married a few months back. I have yellowish-white, odorless discharge. It leaves stain and itches quite a bit. I noticed something weird, and after intercourse, my husband could see something similar around his genitals. And that is itchy too. I tried using Abzorb antifungal powder...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, this is a genital infection. This is not the same that occurs before sexual exposure, as that is not yellow or itchy. These two feature makes infection as the source. It is usually seen as a genital or urinary infection in males, which is not always ...  Read Full »

How are itchy bumps on the vagina treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. From last one year, I have been suffering from vaginal infection. A few small bumps have grown inside the skin of the vagina. Sometimes, I feel itching inside it. I am sexually active with my fiance. I have consulted a specialist. She told me due t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a contact dermatitis superadded on the warts. Use Panderm cream (combination of Ornidazole, Clobetasol, Terbinafine and Ofloxacin) on the affected area twice a day for 15 days. Also, put Clingen forte vaginal pessary (combination of Clotrimazole, ...  Read Full »

Will STD cause irritating blisters underneath the testicles?

Query: I'm embarrassed to state my problem,but I'm a man and I've been having irritation unneath my testicles.i used my cell camera and I see a wide patch of spotty redness and many blisters a couple show mucas inside.weird also is combine all that horrible to that I applied petroleum jelly and calamine wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you Sir I would like to tell you that there is nothing to be embarrassed about. these things keep happening with almost all of us. you should not be embarrassed about this sort of problem then you should consult a doctor sooner because sometimes these things might be serious and might n...  Read Full »

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