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 causes of a pink spot on testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed for some time now that the skin in my groin area looks gray and when I looked close, I saw that my skin was peeling and there were a few pink spots. And my scrotum began to itch. I assumed it was a jock itch. So, two days ago, I purchased Lotrimin Ultra and applied it in my g...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is intertrigo secondary to candida yeast infection. It is not a contagious disease. I suggest you start using Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg one capsule every day for 16 consecutive days. There are no food restrictions when you take this medicine but avoi...  Read Full »

What are the chances of yeast infection after taking Plan B?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a morning-after pill cause a yeast infection? I took it two days ago and today I began to have an irritation and itch in my vagina. I bought a cream to help it, but I just want to know what could have happened that could have caused this?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities in your case scenario: Morning-after pill-induced vaginal dryness and irritation. As this is a hormone, it can cause these symptoms. But these symptoms are transient and should disappear within a week. Sexually transmitted candida infection ...  Read Full »

What is Fourderm cream used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am working at a steel industry. So, due to excess heat in the workplace I always have a lot of sweat in private areas. I consult a doctor for the infection. He prescribed me Betadine powder to use and Fourderm cream. Is it helpful?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My opinion is not to use Fourderm cream (combination of Chlorhexidine gluconate, Clobetasol, Miconazole and Neomycin). It has strong steroids and has a lot of side effects. I suggest Onabet cream (Sertaconazole) or Candid cream - Clotrimazole instead. I also sugg...  Read Full »

I experience thick cheesy vaginal discharge for past four months. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I have experienced a thick chunky white cottage cheese discharge for the past four months. I have been to the doctor five times since. At first, I had itchiness, but now that has subsided, but the discharge is still there. I have had multiple paps and tests done. Including chlamydia, gh...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to have a few more clarifications. 1. Have you checked your blood sugar levels? Do you have any family history of diabetes? If so, then correction of your blood sugar levels should be the first test. The discharge you mentioned seems to be of candida. E...  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 »


Dr. Bhargav R Gutha

Community Medicine Physician, Orthodontist

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 »

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 »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 tha...  Read Full »

I have stomach bloating problem with dry mouth and mild head pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have stomach bloating problem with dry mouth and mild head pain. I am 41 years old, an average height of 5 feet 9 inches and 74 kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms are indicating candida infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Should determine by stool culture and sensitivity testing for candida. Plus, should run upper endoscopy to rule out acid reflux. For the moment, I advise taking probiotics to stabilize intestin...  Read Full »

Why does my tongue have a white and yellow coating?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering why my tongue has a white and yellow coating? Do I have a yeast overgrowth? If so, when I take antimicrobial or anti-fungal herbs, it gets worse as well as when I take garlic or oregano, it gets worse which makes me think it is not a candida overgrowth. In fact when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concerns. Having had treated similarly presenting patients at my practice, I want to tell you that it is not a cause of worry. Most often this condition is seen in individuals who have a geographical tongue, or as an early sign of jaundice or some oth...  Read Full »

I have a bump in penis and difficulty in swallowing after unprotected sex. Is it candida infection?

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 T

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the skin infection present in the inner thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin infection in my inner thighs. It burns and itches a lot. Even, the slightest touch triggers the itching. I have been applying Clotrimazole for the past two days. On using it, the itching stops. But again, I have itching after a few hours. I have the infection in my inner th...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a candida infection in the groin area, called tinea cruris. Use Clotrimazole ointment twice daily for ten days. Take Itraconazole 100 mg orally once daily for ten days. Keep th...  Read Full »

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