Candida Infection

The fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, which are a part of our natural flora, is called candida infection or candidiasis. This infection can affect the mouth, genitals, urinary tract, skin, and mucous membrane.

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What are the red and itchy bumps present on the tip of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,There are red and itchy tiny bumps all over the tip of the penis and inside the foreskin. What could it be? About three weeks ago, I had the same problem, which disappeared on its own, in about three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi,Welcome to think you have balanoposthitis. It is mostly due to candidal fungal infection. This is not contagious, and it is not a serious issue. I suggest you try the following:Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream, once daily at bedtime for four consecutive weeks.Hydrocortisone cream, unt...  Read Full »

What causes vaginal itching and swelling in a person with diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34-years-old female with a weight of 67 kg and a height of 5'1". I am currently suffering from candidiasis. I have a high blood sugar of 140.18 mg/dL. I have sharp pain, irritation, itching, and swelling in my genitals and have difficulty urinating. Also, have a frequent thirst an...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand you have vulvovaginal candidiasis and high fasting blood sugar with symptoms of diabetes mellitus.I hope you had the genital discomfort examined by a physician and then confirmed it to be candidiasis, especially if it is your first episode of the discomfort. Yo...  Read Full »

Will sexually transmitted infections cause greenish discoloration of the tongue with gingival swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past few days, my mouth has been in bits. I cannot eat or chew. My tongue is a weird white or green color with some small spots. My gums are a very dark red and very painful and swollen. My tongue is agonizing. Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to might have a bacterial infection of the mouth most probably. So due to that, only you have such coating on the tongue and pain. Due to that, your gums are swollen, and the pain is there.In some cases, a candidal (fungal) infection may lead to such symptoms.So I would su...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Is it normal to have a painful tongue with red and white sores after oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I am currently taking Prednisone, Cymbalta, Hydroxychloroquine. I have been trying to get help for almost a year. I had oral sex with my boyfriend, and as soon as it was over, my throat closed up the very next day, and my mouth was white. I have a very painf...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for providing a brief history. The most probable possibility out there is you have oral thrush or oral candidiasis. This is an opportunistic infection and usually does make your entire oral cavity go white, with the tongue being the most affected part. The second...  Read Full »

Could the red scaly spot in my glans penis be caused due to infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red, painless, itch-free spot on the glans penis. It is shiny and slightly scaly, and I had it for a month. No sexual intercourse in the last six months and I am on Citalopram 20 mg and Trazodone 100 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for attaching the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I completely understand your concern. In most cases, such lesions are seen due to sexually transmitted infections like candida and gonorrhea. But as you mentioned, you have ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of black spots on my private area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some dark spots around my private part that looks as black color boils. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since when do you have them? Are they present on the other side or anywhere else? Do they have itching? Please tell me since when do you have them? They are more likely to cause fungal infection. Please answer the above questions so that I can prescribe you medicines...  Read Full »

What is the reason for thick vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am 7.3 weeks pregnant. Last Monday, I am having vaginal discharge mostly it is thick and in half white color with nominal blood in it. I went to a gynecologist she suggested me a sonography test. We performed the test the reports were normal. I suggested me to take rest bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please let me know your last menstrual period date. Also, if discharge is there and it is foul smelling and whitish curd like it is a candida infection. Do take Clingen vaginal tablet locally into the vagina once at bedtime for seven days. Also, take bed rest and table...  Read Full »

Whenever I masturbate multiple times a day I get an allergy on the penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having some allergy on the head of my penis and inner skin. I feel very irritated due to this reason. Whenever I masturbate multiple times a day, it happens.  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. If possible send me images so I can see and suggest you properly. It could be a fungal infection. For more information consult a urologist online -->  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

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 »

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