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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Why is my penis head white?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin at the tip of my penis is becoming white from the past three months. There is no pain or any other problem due to that. I feel pressure to urinate, but while urinating the flow is slow. I do not know why my penis has become white. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me an image. It might be vitiligo or balanitis xerotica obliterans. Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

What is the cause of the itchiness in my upper right arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 70 years old with worsening skin eruptions, on upper right arm, and across the chest. It has also moved to the neck and jaw area. Extreme itchiness, which increases late at night, early morning. I have some photos. Unknown cause. Have tried some topicals, but no improveme...  Read Full »


Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your concern may be Pityrosporum folliculitis or Miliria rubra or cholinergic urticaria, atopic dermatitis. You can try Levocetirizine 10 mg any brand tablet once daily bedtime and Loratidine 10 m...  Read Full »

I have got dark pigmentation under eyes after using face cream. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I got dark pigmentation below my eyes which extends till the side face also, I got the marks after using the cream suggested by a skin doctor. The dark patches are in both sides of my eyes. I tried Vitamin C VC+15 Serum, it also did not work for me. Currently, I consulted another doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone combination is not meant for pigmentation and therefore should not be used for this condition. It is an antifungal preparation. I would suggest you to use a Kojic acid based cream like Kojic cream, twice daily. The cream you are using ...  Read Full »

Are white tongue, muscle aches, and sore throat symptoms of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an unprotected sexual contact with a commercial sex worker some six months ago. I do not know the health status of that lady. After 30 days of exposure, I got fever and body pain and I went to the hospital for treatment. He suggested checking a widal test and a urine test. The r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your screening tests have convincingly ruled out HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Perhaps you have oral thrush which may have started because of repeated courses of oral antibiotics. I suggest you use a topical antifungal like Clotrimazole mouth paint. In addit...  Read Full »

My glans has measles-like red spots all over it. Please suggest an ointment.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52. I noticed my glans penis has some measles-like red spots all over. Overall, the glans penis seems reddish and slightly inflamed. A light irritation is felt.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have a yeast infection called candidal balanitis. I suggest you use a topical antifungal cream such as Clotrimazole 1 % and Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.05...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a good cream for pityriasis versicolor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this skin condition called pityriasis versicolor. My regular dermatologist prescribes a single dose of Fluconazole 450 mg and it recurs after a few weeks or months. Could you suggest something better to me like a skin cream?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. I suggest using topical Clotrimazole cream local application twice daily and use 2 % Ketoconazole shampoo applied once daily for three consecutive days per week till the clearance of lesions. Other oral antifungals in case of relapse are Ket...  Read Full »

What is the cure for sore throat and swallowing problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat and trouble swallowing. I had Candida albicans in the throat and saw an ENT two days ago. He said it was almost gone but I have an inflamed papilla. Could that be the reason? I have trouble eating and drinking now.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An enlarged papilla can be due to infection and inflammation. Apply Candid Mouth Paint (Clotrimazole Topical) to the tongue and oral cavity four to five times a day for a week. I suggest you take an oral antifungal also. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a permanent cure for ringworm.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from ringworm for the last one and a half months. Currently, my arms, legs, and face are infected. Along with this suffering, I am itching in my armpits, leg pits, and scrotum only in the summer seasons or after sweating. My current medications are Tyza 200 or IT Mac...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. You are on the right medicine for ringworm, but there may be chances that you may have a resistant strain of fungus. So, should not use any steroid-containing cream. Now, I suggest the tablet Trfy 250 mg (Terbinafine) once daily for 21 days, ...  Read Full »

What treatment can I take for thrush during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have intense itching in the vagina. I assume this is thrush. It started two weeks ago. So, I used a pessary and cream and things improved. About five days later, it got worse again. So, I repeated the pessary and cream treatment. Things again improved but fou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test to be done is the high vaginal swab culture test (HVS) which can help isolate the causative organism and then the treatment should be directed towards the cause. The presence of itching and white discharge per vaginam do indicate thrush, but you have to und...  Read Full »

I have tinea cruris. Will it get cured completely?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tinea cruris, a skin infection which irritates with itch. I got it before eight years. Through some allopathy medication it went away in a month or so. But, the allopathy cream left a permanent black pigmentation on my skin. After that, I used to get once or twice a year. During wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection and yes it will get cured by those medications. But, chance for recurrence is always there. It use to occur in people with diabetes, hypertension or on any other medications for immunosuppression. More common chance of recurrence is...  Read Full »

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