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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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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 »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I experience excessive white vaginal discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My vaginal opening is white, and I have so much of discharge coming out. I am sexually active. I feel like my vagina is really large. I looked at my underwear and it was just filled with a paste-like discharge. I know I am ovulating. But I am worried when I look down there as I see a whit...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The white discharge is thick curdy. Candida infection causes the same. However, in the absence of itching or foul smell, it is recommended that you get a high vaginal swab culture test ...  Read Full »

Can genital herpes be contracted through non-sexual activities?

Query: Hello doctor,Asking on behalf of another person: This individual has never had sexual intercourse nor engaged in any other mild forms of sexual activities, not even kissing. Recently, the person experienced redness in their genital area. Based on a visual examination, the doctor diagnosed that the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Yes, the doctor may have misdiagnosed it as genital herpes, which is rare to happen without any sexual exposure. Redness in the genitals could be due to many causes. There is a wide range of diseases that affect the genitalia, including inflamm...  Read Full »

I am experiencing an allergy on the penis head. Please help

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. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

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.   Read Full »

Why do I have a red rash on the shaft of my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red rash on the shaft of my penis. The semen is clear few days after sex. It is painful at the tip as well. We had sex for three hours. I am not sure if that caused the rash or if it is a friction due to a tight condom. A day later, I noticed this swollen rash.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need you to answer a few questions: Since how days is the rash present? Is your penis itchy as well? Did your partner have a problem of white discharge before sex? Do you have a burning sensation when you urinate? Did you have a similar condition previously?   Read Full »

Can candida infection lead to penile bumps post-unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I had previously been on syphilis treatment and it healed but yet I had unprotected sex with a lady and she has a vaginal yeast infection and I am starting to see a straight like a bump on the tip of my penis and am also having difficulty swallowing. Then I found white thick stuff at th...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your complaints. It looks like you been having some fungal infection in the tongue which comes only when your immune system is a bit compromised. It also seems that you had been on treatment for syphilis. I want you to know that in syphilis the treatment depends on...  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 You 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 w...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex after which I developed a rash. Why?

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 »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   Read Full »

Is yellow discharge normal after using Clingen insertion?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with candidiasis and my doctor gave me Clingen 3 for insertion. I used to get this candidiasis infection every month and it will get well on its own. For the first time I have consulted a doctor. At present, I am not having any symptoms and decided to take the medication ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Excess discharge post insertion of medication is because the medicine melts and a part of it has discharged. The yellowish tinge in the vaginal secretions also could be because of the medication. Recurrent candidial infection has to be treated. Please get yourself check...  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 »

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