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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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Why does my 5-year-old son's skin in the groin, shoulders, knees, and legs has raised, red, and itchy patches?

Query: Hello doctor. My 5-year-old son's skin in the groin, on the shoulders, legs, and back of the knees has raised, red, and itchy patches. There have been flare-ups for the past six months. I have tried different moisturizers and diets; however, the severity has not reduced. He also had hay fever, whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The child is having issues in the sweat-bearing areas of the body. Also, these rashes seem to be infected. I suggest the below treatment plan: ...  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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have a repeated episode of tinea infection on my butt which did not improve with Clotrimazole. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I guess I am having a tinea infection on my butt for three months now. I have used Clotrimazole, but it did not improve, has now increased in size, and covers various parts of the butt. I also had this one year ago. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. 1. Take baths with Ketostar (Cetrimide and Ketoconazole) soap twice a day. 2. Apply Lofatin (Luliconazole) lotion twice a day. 3. Take one tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg after food twice a week for four weeks and th...  Read Full »

Why do I have round and colored patches on my neck that are spreading?

Query: Hello doctor, I have round and colored patches on my neck. They started on one side and are now spreading. Can you kindly suggest some medicines? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Are the lesions itchy? What is your occupation? Do you have prolonged sun exposure? Is there burning on exposure to the sun? Have you used any steroid cream in the past? Do you have any autoimmune diseases? Kindly...  Read Full »

I have pain and stinging sensation in the penis. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have issues with pain on top of the penis. On the left side of the glans penis, there is a stinging sensation when rubbed against (example boxers). Not sure if it is a nerve issue. Currently taking Clotrimazole-Betamethasone for it. I have done blood and urine test. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammed Hassan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is surely not related to any nerve issue.  Read Full »

Is oral thrush a sign of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a pregnant woman. I am very much worried about HIV. Because my tongue skin is getting peeled off and my armpit lumps are painful. I did not test for HIV yet. If it is positive, then should I have to abort my baby or can I safely deliver a baby? I am in a big depression now.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I would like to know why you are suspecting HIV in yourself. If you had a high-risk exposure, you should simply get a test done. If you suspect HIV based on your symptoms, it's important to note that these symptoms are non-specific and do not necessarily in...  Read Full »

What is the reason for thick vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am 7.3 weeks pregnant. Last monday, I had vaginal discharge which was mostly thick and in half white color with nominal blood in it. I went to a gynecologist she suggested me a sonography test. We performed the test the reports were normal. She suggested me to take rest. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please let me know your last menstrual period date. Also, if discharge is there and it is foul smelling and whitish curd like it is a candida infection. Do take Clingen vaginal tablet locally into the vagina once at bedtime for seven days. Also, take bed rest and table...  Read Full »

I masturbated a lot and had a red bump with a scar. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I masturbated a lot, around twelve times in the last two weeks. I did not practice good hygiene and used to clean myself with dirty socks. A few days ago, I found a bump near the area, as seen in the image attached. I went to a primary doctor, who referred to it as irritation and sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) it is clear that it is not related to STDs (sexually transmitted disease). This can be as a result of friction during masturbation and is supposed to heal on its own. Since there is a br...  Read Full »

Does vaginal swelling with itching indicate vaginal yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, What should I do if I think I have a yeast infection? I am leaving for a trip very soon and do not have time to visit a gynecologist. I have never had a yeast infection before but I am slightly swollen and itchy. I have had these two symptoms for a week now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. The symptoms which you have described, it is likely that you are suffering from vaginal infection and as such you have self diagnosed it. Do you have some discharge also and is the discharge foul smelling? Whe...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take Fluconazole along with topical creams to help vaginal yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Fluconazole 150 mg, and I am on my second dose. I just took it yesterday for a yeast infection. I was given Clotrimazole Betamethasone topical cream to apply on the affected area twice a day. However, it seems to make it hurt in an hour after application. I first felt...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. It could be due to vaginitis caused by a fungal and bacterial infection. You have to take vaginal tablet as well as local application of cream. You can do one thing use plain candid cream and take antifungal ...  Read Full »

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