Candidal Infection

It is a skin infection caused by Candida albicans fungi. This infection can occur on any part of the body but is mainly seen in warm and moist areas like the groin and armpits. It appears as red rashes around the genital areas, and in the hair follicles of the underarms, it can appear as a pimple. Antifungal ointments can treat yeast infections on the skin.

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My vagina is itchy, and it has some white spots. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My vagina is itchy, and it has some white spots. The spots are below the vulva and also near the vaginal opening. I am not sure what it is, but I think it is a yeast infection. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Itching with white spots usually points towards a yeast (candidal) infection. This is generally accompanied by a curdy white discharge and sometimes with a foul smell (not always). This usually occurs when the pH of the perineal region...  Read Full »

What is the reason for a rash on my upper thigh that recurs every month?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my upper thigh that recurs every month. The rash has been there for ten months. I have used antifungals and antibiotics, but they have not helped. Steroid creams have helped, but the rash recurs in the same area when I discontinue them. The rash starts as pimples that...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the pictures that you shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The rash does not look like herpes. Is it unilateral or bilateral? Also, does it itch? Kindly revert with the answers so that I can guide y...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old male with white patches on my penis head and the inside of my foreskin. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male with white patches on my penis head and the inside of my foreskin. I have even developed puss-less and painless eruptions near the penis head end. Is it serious? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history is inadequate to make a diagnosis from here. However, white patches can indicate candida (fungal infection) of the penis. It happens due to poor hygiene in the pubic area or as a result of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Herpes is a more common STD...  Read Full »

I have itching in my genital area and white curdly discharge from the area. What could be the reason behind it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching in my genital area for three days. I really cannot focus on my other work and feel like scratching there every time. I even scratched the area, and now it burns whenever I urinate. I see some white curdly thing passing every time I wash my area. Prescribe me some med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangita Chandhok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be having a fungal infection called Candidiasis. You need to take tablet Oflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) one tablet twice a day for five days and tablet Forcan (Fluconazole) 150 mg once a week for six weeks. Also, use Candid-B (Beclometasone and Clotr...  Read Full »

I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep contracting BV and yeast infections. My husband and I are both clean people. I am very health-conscious, and my diet is close to the federal recommended dietary requirements. My husband, however, is a heavy smoker (smokes half a pack of cigarettes a day). I believe this is the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to tell you that smoking will not cause BV (bacterial vaginosis) whether you smoke or your partner smokes. There is some other cause. It would be best if you found out what the reason is. Maybe incomplete treatment leads to recurrent infection, or perhaps ...  Read Full »

I was spotting and got a negative pregnancy test, which was positive before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over ten days back, but I started getting an itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from the next day onwards. After four days, I started bleeding again, but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, I did a pregnancy test, and it came out positive with a very...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya A Ramasamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The vaginal itching after cycles can most probably be a candidal infection. If it continues, you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle (from your usual)? A weakly positive test, followed by a negative, is unlikely to be pregnancy. The spotting can...  Read Full »

What does heavy growth of Candida Albicans in a vaginal swab mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a vaginal swab and the result came out that I have a heavy growth of candida Albicans isolated among normal vaginal flora. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach the report.   Read Full »

How to treat red and sensitive penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with redness and increased sensitivity of my penis. I have been checked for STDs and treated for a yeast infection; however, the yeast medication did nothing, and the redness is still there. This has been going on for two to three months now. I then saw a urologist...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stop using steroid cream. Use Cetaphil cleanser for a genital wash. Do not use any soap for cleansing. Apply Cetaphil moisturizer after bath. Apply Tacrolimus ointment 0.03% twice daily on the moisturized penis. Your concern might be irritant contact dermatitis. ...  Read Full »

How to treat dry vulva with itching and inflammation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having dryness in my vulva region for some weeks now, and it is red. It does not itch, but it is slightly and inflamed. I have attached the photos. I am currently using Citalopram.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and from your brief history and attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like vulvovaginal candidiasis (fungal infection). There is no reason to worry as it will subside within two to four weeks. You can...  Read Full »

What could cause milky white discharge in vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. There is a milky vaginal discharge that I have been experiencing every day for six consecutive months. The first time I went to a doctor was when I was experiencing a cottage cheese like white discharge with super itchy feeling and burning sensation when uri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some amount of vaginal discharge is a normal phenomenon. But if the discharge is thick white like curds and offensive in smell or is associated with itching then it is candida or yeast infection. If you again having the cottage cheese like thick discharge with itchin...  Read Full »

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