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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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Why am I having infection after a month of getting treated for yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been treated with for a yeast infection and given antibiotics last month end and then last week had another infection (milky like discharge no smell). Is it advisable to wait for one month to be seen by my gynecologist or go to an urgent care right away?  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had a yeast infection, you would have been treated with antifungals and not antibiotics. As you have a recurrence after being cured with the first treatment, you should be examined to see if it is similar or different infection now and treated accordingly. It cou...  Read Full »

How to conceive safely when treating candidiasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel pain in both my breast, which is worse on the right side. I have seen four doctors who checked and said there was no lump. My flow lasted only for two days. I did a vaginal swab, which showed mild candidiasis, which I just got treated for, but I still feel the breast pain. Some day...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Do you have some hormonal and menstrual irregularities? Hormonal imbalance can cause breast engorgement, breast pain, and premenstrual syndrome. It could be due to some excitement recently or trauma. Check for ...  Read Full »

Why does my vaginal opening appear white with an itch?

Query: Hello doctor, My vaginal opening is white in color and it itches a lot around that area. It has been like this only for the past 4 to 5 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of itching over the vaginal opening with white discoloration is a possible indication of vulval candidiasis or fungal infection which can be treated with local and oral antifungals, but before starting any medicines, please get it confirmed by a local ex...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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 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 inverse psoriasis, tinea cruris, candidiasis. I need a few more details to provide a definitive dia...  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 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 be an o...  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 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 »

Can pregnancy occur without penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my fiancee messed up, because she did not want penetration so I just asked her to do the hand job and I ejaculated after. I wiped the fluids that was out in my penis, after a few minutes like 2 to 3 minutes. It was her turn to get satisfied so I just let her do what she wanted to...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, in this case I see that her guilt is pushing her to undergo a lot of ordeal. I feel she has contracted a urinary tract infection secondary to vaginal candidiasis which is the cause of flakes in urine and the white discharge per vaginum with lower backache and a...  Read Full »

How to get rid of smelly butt and fungal infection in the inner thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem. There is a bad smell in my butt whenever I sit and stand. Above the inner thighs, there is a fungal infection, where usually skin peels off and remains white in appearance.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See, it is difficult to say whether it is a fungal infection or anything else without details. Because many things in the groin look similar, but their treatment is entirely different. So you should send photos and details like, your age, duration of problem, is the les...  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. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 confir...  Read Full »

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