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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I have uncontrolled diabetes, and the Candida infection has spread into my breast skin despite my taking medicines. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have Candida glabrata and it is not responding to any azole medicines. I think I may need something stronger to take. The yeast has also moved to the skin specifically in my breasts. I have uncontrolled diabetes. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, what you need to do is to control your diabetes. Visit or consult a physician for the same. If your sugar levels are not controlled, you will have recurrent or resistant fungal infections and it will be very difficult to treat. Along with this modify... Read Full »
I have been experiencing thrush, which is extremely itchy often and also causes a loss of interest in sex. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 16-year-old female and I have been suffering from thrush for over a year now. I am not sure if it is thrush or not because it becomes extremely itchy often. I know it is not any STIs or anything because I have been tested already twice. It also caused me a loss of interest in sexual... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. How are you doing? What other symptoms do you have? Any vaginal discharge? Can I see the photo of the thrush? It looks like you have been experiencing recurrent episodes of vaginal yeast infections, commonly known as thrush. Vaginal yeast infections can be cause... Read Full »
What Are The Causes Of Swollen Tonsils With White Spots On The Back Of The Throat?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a 16 year old boy, who is 5.9 feet tall. He has white spots on the back of his throat along with swollen tonsils. He does not have a fever but finds it hard to swallow. Is this strep infection or what is it? He had the same before, and it was told as thrush. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is mostly a streptococcal infection, which is causing the sore throat and all his symptoms.And if your son has a white or yellowish spot, then it is more likely to be a sore throat than an oral thrush, because an oral thrush forms a uniform membrane rather than... Read Full »
What is the treatment for penis pain due to balanoposthitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I had mild penis pain below the glans. The doctor checked and informed minimal balanoposthitis. I took Microdox 100 for 15 days, Zocon for seven days, Gabapentin for 15 days. There was a relief. He asked me to apply Onabet cream for 15 days. When I apply Onabet cream it relieves me but... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is balanoposthitis by your description. It is due to a candidial yeast infection. Which will flare according to our immunity. It is not contagious and not harmful. Get your fasting and postprandial blood sugar and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels d... Read Full »
I have had severe nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, and vomiting for a few weeks. Is there any possibility that I have H. Pylori and Candida infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I had visited my primary care physician twice and had emergency medical treatment in the last six weeks due to severe nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, and vomiting. I have also been treated for persistent thrush with 21 days of Diflucan. My normal test results were normal, and the CT ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and attached laboratory investigations in detail (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The thrush should have responded very well to Diflucan (Fluconazole) tablets, and you have candidiasis. It presents as white c... Read Full »
I have white lines near the teeth on the lower lip that appears and goes by their own. What is it?
Query: Hello doctor,I have white lines near the teeth on the lower lip which appears and goes by their own. But sometimes it hurts. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be lichen planus. It does not go off on wiping. If it goes off on wiping, then it is candida. Your case does not support submucous fibrosis as there is no blanching. My provisional diagnosis is lichen planus. Read Full »
Why are there red rashes on my glans penis?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex three months ago. I had all the tests except herpes done and all were negative. About every one to two weeks since the encounter, I have been getting red rashes and red small dots all over my glans penis and foreskin. They are not raised, they do not itch. They ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Perhaps you have a yeast infection - candida. It can manifest as redness and bumps on the glans. There is usually associated itching. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to confirm and guide you better. For more informati... Read Full »
Why do I get a mild foul smell, discomfort, and pain when I retract my foreskin?
Query: Hello doctor,When I retract the foreskin (prepuce), there is a mild foul smell with signs of infection. I also have mild discomfort and pain. I have had this for a couple of months and used Silverex cream for a week, but symptoms or infections are recurring. I am suffering from no other issues such ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history provided, it may be Candida balanitis. It is a fungal infection of the glans penis under the prepuce. It appears reddish with signs of disease in the form of white discharge, foul smell, and occasional itch and pain. They may develop due to changes... Read Full »
Can you please suggest a cure for the rough skin around my groin?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to wear tight underwear and sometimes used ones a lot. Two days back, I observed that my groin skin is rough and dry. I do not feel any itching. Sometimes I keep my underwear on through the night. Is it the cause? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is a candida yeast infection. It is curable. Start using Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream once daily at bedtime and dust Abzorb powder (Clotrimazole dusting powder) immediately. Use them for 30 days even if there is an improvement. Bath twice a day. Avoid hot ... Read Full »
What to do about my persistent burning sensation in the vagina for the past month?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 80 kg. I usually have a white discharge. Now my major problem is that for the past one month, I started to have irritation in my vaginal area. I checked in the mirror, and it was red. I do not know whethe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I presume from your history (unmarried) that you are not sexually active or using anything for the same purpose. If you are active, then this could be the sexually transmitted vaginal infection. It will need a full course of antibiotics and antifungal f... Read Full »