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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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 »

Kindly suggest some treatment for redness and pain on the glans.

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness and pain on the glans with whitish skin layer peeling off after a bath. I have been using Candid ointment for about 10 days without much relief. Should I change over to Candid B instead?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.If you do not regularly wash under the foreskin, a cheesy material, called smegma, accumulates. This can become infected and cause irritation. The solution is to wash carefully with warm salty water.If this occurred following sexual intercourse, then this is probably caused...  Read Full »

Can fungal infection and antifungal medication attribute to low sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sperm test, and the result showed a semen concentration of 10 million per mL and immature sperm cells. I think that the medications that I took in the past for my balanitis could be the reason for my sperm derangement. I was diagnosed with candidiasis and balanitis with i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query.Antifungals have also been attributed to some effect on sperm production. Considering that the life span of a sperm cell is 120 days and that you had balanitis and yeast infection three months ago, there are chances that there would have been epididy...  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. Parth R Goswami

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, candidiasis ...  Read Full »

Even after taking Fluconazole, my genital rashes remains the same. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash on my genitals from a month. So, I went to a venereologist, who told me to take Fluconazole, one tablet for two weeks. As you can see by the photos attached, the rash is still the same even after a month. Please help me diagnose and treat my rashes.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the rash pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like balanitis, which can be due to fungal infection or bacterial infection. The medications given to you were correct. I suggest you try applying Fusidic acid 2 % cream, Miconazole...  Read Full »

How is thrush on the foreskin treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have this issue for a year. I have thrush in my foreskin of the penis. I had a fungal infection before few years. After that, I am taking care by following hygiene practices. Previously, I was not able to pull my foreskin back completely. But now I can do it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Sud

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes skin secretions get collected on the inside part of the foreskin and it becomes apparent when you pull back the foreskin. You can follow some tips. Gently pull back the foreskin regularly while bathing and clean the part with plain water and pull the skin ...  Read Full »

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