Candid B Cream

It is an anti-fungal cream used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm and yeast infections. It is composed of Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone.

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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 »

Allergy on the head part of my penis and inner skin of my penis.

Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. Consulted a local doctor. The doctors are saying that, it is just an allergy and giving some tablets and ointments. But it is not recovering. Give me your advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for such lesions like fungal infection (candidal balanoposthitis), lichen planus, irritant dermatitis, and etc. Candidal BP is the most common cause amongst all. So right now, I would advise you that, wash the area with lukewarm water twic...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness and constant itching sensation in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 39 year old male. I weigh 89.7 kg. I have a constant itching sensation in the penis. Also, there is dirt around the foreskin. Even though I clean it frequently with fresh water, it is back in two to three hours. The tip of my penis is also redder than usual.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms indicate a fungal infection. Send me a picture of your condition for a more accurate treatment. Have you got yourself tested for diabetes? I suggest you take the following medications for at least three weeks: Tablet Fluka (Fluconazole) 150 mg every al...  Read Full »

Why do I get red dots on my penis after masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I get red dots on my penis after masturbating or having sex. It becomes normal after applying Candid B cream and Fusidic acid on the penis. Again after having sex, the red dots, which are very small and sometimes they have a white center, are seen on the penis head. One more thing I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. With your description, it seems you have developed candidal balanitis. Red dots, which you described, are known as satellite lesions. I suggest you stop using Candid B (Clotrimazole and Betamethasone dipropionate), as it contains steroids. Do no...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  Read Full »

Will the application of steroids on the affected area aggravate tinea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the photo of the affected area for your reference. I have severe itching in the back of my thighs, buttocks, and around my genital parts. There is a reddish round shape allergy and bumps on the affected area. The itching in this area is so bad, and I am having itching in o...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is tinea, also known as dermatophytosis, a type of fungal infection. Stop Candid-B cream (Clotrimazole with Beclometasone), as it has steroids and will only worsen this conditi...  Read Full »

Can Betnovate be used for long?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I stop using Candid B, Acuvir, and Emollient shower? Can I have Desloratadine? I am able to have Betnovate C and Duricef 500.   Read Full »


Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is a viral or fungal infection. It seems like infected eczema. I suggest you follow the treatment. You can take tablet Duricef 500 mg (Cefadroxil) orally once every 8 hours. You can use Betnovate C cream (Betamethasone with Clioquinol) topically three ...  Read Full »

What to do for the rashes present on my penis with itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have rashes on my penis for three months. Sometimes, I seem to have itching and I do not know how it get started. I practice self-masturbation alone and otherwise, I do not have any other issues.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have diabetes, uncontrolled sugar levels, improper genital hygiene, atopy or allergies, and any chemical contact. Please mention whether you use harsh soap with chemicals. Please mention whether you have burning and irritation.   Read Full »

I have recurrent eczema and fungal infections. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic problem for the past six to seven years. I have the problem itching in all the skin folds and the pressed areas like under the belt including genital areas and anus. I showed the same to a doctor and he diagnosed this as eczema and fungal infection. The doctor presc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history, past treatment and its response are suggestive of intertrigo, a fungal infection of the body folds. In people with heavy sweating activities, diabetes, overweight, those wearing tight clothing and in people with prolonged sitting activities the body folds ar...  Read Full »

Are Candid B and Zole the prompt option for candidal balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from candidial balanitis for the past two months. I was using Candid B (Clotrimaloze and Beclomethasone) ointment twice daily, as prescribed by a doctor. A few days ago, my symptoms seemed to worsen. I decided to try using Zole ointment (Miconazole nitrate) inste...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, can you send photographs of the affected area? For a better understanding of your problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

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