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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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I have a non-healing ringworm infection in my crotch. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a ringworm infection in my crotch. Currently, I am using Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment. But I think it is not working. Kindly suggest some medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment is a combination of steroid and antifungals. Please avoid such combination ointment. The steroid will feed the fungus and make it resistant to treatment. Once you stop using that ointment, there will be a flari...  Read Full »

Will a tight fit dress cause recurring fungal infections in the thighs and hips?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have ring worm infection on my hips for past three days. I am using a cream but it did not help. I always wear a tight fit dress for work. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be suffering from fungal infection which commonly affects inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by anti-fungal tablets and creams. Do not use soap over that area. Do not use steroid containing combination creams like Fourderm (Neomycin), Pande...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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. Balakrishnan R

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 v...  Read Full »

What can be done for foul odor from toenail?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 85 years old. She is diabetic and blind. She is complaining of foul odor from under her big toe nail. The nail looks like it is normal. What should we do?  Read Full »


Dr. Damanjit Duggal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother seems to have paronychia. Paronychia is the infection of the finger or toenail along the edge. It might be a bacterial or fungal infection. Accordingly, she will require a topical antibiotic or antifungal application. If the infection is severe, she might h...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for candidal balanitis.

Query: Hi, I am suffering from balanitis since last month. I am using an antifungal cream (candid B) to avoid it. Till the time I use antifungal cream all rashes/infection disapper, but once I stop applying the cream all symptoms start again.  Sympoms are: Red skin around head of penis and itchiness aft...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor because balanitis has several other causes as well and fungal infection is one of them. Get a fasting and post prandial blood sugar done and please send me a few details: Have you noticed any swellings in your groin area ? Do you ...  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 icliniq.com.The 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

There are small discharging boils on the thigh and groin skin, which recur, and the skin turns black after using antifungal medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a skin issue in my thigh and groin areas for the past 15 days, which initially presented as a small discharging boil. During the treatment, I took an antifungal medication. However, after some time, I noticed that the affected areas turned completely black, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. I have examined your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and it appears that you have tinea cruris, a fungal infection in the groin area. For treatment, I suggest you take the following medica...  Read Full »

I have itchiness, rashes and redness in penis after balanitis treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I consulted for candida balantis, and took Fluconazole, Levocetirizine and Candid cream, for a week. It was fine but as the dose got over, my itchiness in penis came back and now I have got cut and rashes and redness in my foreskin and penis. I have uncircumcised penis.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. It looks like balanitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be due to injury, dry sex, forceful masturbation. Infection- unprotected sex, unhygienic sex practice. Diabetes- can be checked by blood su...  Read Full »

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