Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication available in cream, tablet and powder form. It is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, diaper rash, yeast infection, etc.

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I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

What causes white spots on the penis without pain, irritation, and itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice tiny white spots on my shaft and penis head. It does not spread, and there is no pain, irritation, or itching. I tried a lot of home remedies, but nothing helped. I am under medication for fungal infections on my back. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Does the lesion show a pearly appearance? 2) Do you have any history of injury or microtrauma? 3) Did you had a zip fastener injury? 4) Any rough handling of your penis? ...  Read Full »

Can I use Clotrimazole cream for my vaginal infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20-years-old female. I am diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection. Doctor gave me Clotrimazole cream, but she did not tell me when to use and how much time I should keep it in my vagina, and should I wash it after some time?Please tell me when I should apply it and how much time I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Candid-V cream (Clotrimazole) for vaginal use comes with a vaginal applicator. So, kindly buy it with a vaginal applicator. With the applicator, fill up to the mark on it. Before applying, wash your intimate area and pat dry it. Lie ...  Read Full »

Does steroid cream work for itchy foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I have constant itching in my foreskin for more than five years. The itching gets better after washing that area. I used a steroid cream and it caused thinning of my foreskin. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your query.Foreskin itching is a common problem and should never be treated with steroids as steroids reduce inflammation and worsen the infection.This itching is due to a fungal infection. The treatment is retracting the foreskin and gentle and thorough clean...  Read Full »

Could asymptomatic rashes on my back indicate pityriasis versicolor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had something on my back for the past one year. I guess it to be pityriasis versicolor, but I am not sure about that. I do not take any medications. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a fungal infection with an atopic rash. I suggest applying Candid lotion (Clotrimazole) or Kevon lotion (Ketoconazole) 20 minutes before bath for 20 days. Use Dersil-AF body wash (Ketoconazole) or KZ soap (Ketoconazole) for bathing for one month. Use Candid du...  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 »

Why am I having rashes forming on the groin area?

Query: Hello, I noticed rashes forming from groin and spreading up to stomach and chest area. I have attached the reports and photos here, kindly go through it.   Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. It appears to be due to scabies or fungal infection. I would like to know the following details: What is your age? What are all the symptoms that you ha...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  Read Full »

Is Fluconazole better to treat penile thrush when it reoccurs after using Clotrimazole?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel a little itchy at times, but no pain or urinary problems. There are some scratchy feelings when having intercourse. I have been having issues with this for almost two years now. It started with one little spot on the top of the penis. One thing to note it started after taking an a...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yeah, fungal infection can be recurrent (come back) and require treatment for both partners. There are many classes for anti-fungal medications, and the best treatment for genital fungal infections is Clotrimazole. Ketoconazole can be used for fungal infections on the f...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

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