Candidiasis

Candidiasis is a type of fungal infection caused by the yeast Candida, more specifically Candida albicans. It typically results in white lesions on the tongue, throat, mouth, vagina, and gut. Sometimes, this fungal infection can get severe, resulting in the yeast to enter the blood and vital organs like the heart, brain, and kidney.

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I have tender roof of mouth which is grey in color. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tender roof of mouth. I checked this morning and it was turning grey. I asked my friend to describe it better and told me it looked like grey cotton and as I got a closer look, the color reminded me of grey lint from the dryer. There is not any pain but rubbing my tongue against...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question and I can understand your concern. As per your history, it seems to me like oral thrush or candidiasis. It is a fungal infection. In case you had medication, antibiotics for flu, then it is definitely the fungal infection. If you can upl...  Read Full »

Itchy anus after unprotected oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I received unprotected oral sex 13 days ago. No symptoms of genital herpes except for today, I have an itchy anus. No visible bumps, blisters, or pain. Is it possible this is the beginning of an outbreak? Or perhaps caused by severe anxiety and prolonged sitting?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching over the anal region can be due to many causes: 1. Candidiasis - white discharge from the vagina can cause itching when it comes in contact with the anus. 2. Pinworm infestation. 3. Hemorrhoids (piles). 4. Eczema. 5. Irritant contact dermatitis. In genital...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candi...  Read Full »

Can CMV and Epstein-Barr virus cause genital ulcers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have three questions. 1) Can cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus cause genital ulcers? 2) My immunoglobulins were low for IgM at 25 and high for IgE at 151. Could there be anything to worry? 3) I am sending a picture of something that appeared in my mouth. Could that be candidi...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your descriptions and the picture attached, it seems you have candidiasis or oral lichen planus. The CMV (cytomegalovirus) and EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) both do not cau...  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 »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

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 »

What could be the reason for white and dry tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 62 years old. I am on Sertraline and Levothyroxine. My concern is about my tongue, when I get up in the morning it is white and dry. I will wake up at night because of my tongue dryness. I do not have this issue during the day. I believe this is referred as fuzzy tongue. It has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue of dry mouth is due to the medication Sertraline (antidepressant medication used in depession, panic attack, post-traumatic stress disorder, improves sleep and anxiety) has a side-effect of dry mouth too. When we wake up in the morning, every one of us h...  Read Full »

What is the reason for white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, there is a white or yellow coating in the back of my tongue. It has been hurting. My taste buds in the back are swollen and bleed when I use the tongue scraper, which is on my toothbrush. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue. From the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that you have sent m...  Read Full »

What are the white fungus-like lesions on my legs, penis, and scrotum that turns black on drying?

Query: Hello, I have some skin problems in my leg, inner thighs, some areas in my penis, and scrotum. I have had this issue for more than six months. The skin is soft, white, and peeling in the inner thigh area. When the skin is dry, it seems like white fungus. On the penis, some place has peeled skin of...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I went through your history and photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In my opinion, it can be- 1. Inverse psoriasis. 2. Tinea cruris. 3. Candidiasis. I need a few more details to provide a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the picture and tell me if I have an oral thrush?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a depapillation of the tongue. As it is reddish, it seems to be a vitamin B complex deficiency. But, as the pictures are not in natural light, I cannot comment for sure. It can b...  Read Full »

How to treat oral thrush causing severe symptoms inside the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from oral thrush, and my symptoms are whitish tongue and upper part of the mouth, damaged taste buds, unpleasant taste in the mouth, and a reddish area around the tonsils. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon your description of the problem, it is most likely oral thrush or candidiasis. You have to investigate and confirm that if it is secondary to a fungal infection or bacterial infection. You need to get a throat or an oral swab and culture. If c...  Read Full »

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