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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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I have been suffering from balanitis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from balanitis for the last 60 days. I am a 50-year-old. I had a red patch on the penis glan with mild oozing overnight—a slight burning sensation after masturbation. There is no itching. I have had intermittent outbreaks of this condition. The last epidemic was abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the details and understand your concern. Balanitis, as you have mentioned, can be due to multiple reasons, including candidal infection, bacterial balanitis, eczematous balanitis from drying out of the skin, and trauma. As y...  Read Full »

Why is there no relief in skin infection around genital area even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from skin disease and three different skin infections are observed in my abdominal and genital area. Small white pits on bottom of penis and prepuce, red patch in the mid of both scrotum, and a white round patch on the inner side of thighs just touching the scrotum. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Subramanian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, you are having candidal intertrigo. So please avoid creams containing steroids. Just use antifungal cream and powder. Lesions in the scrotum and thighs are fungal lesions...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for dry patches in the corners of the mouth in a four-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My four-year-old son has a one-inch dry scaly pink (sometimes red) patch next to the corner of his mouth. He is healthy. He uses hypoallergenic sunscreen at his camps. It has been five weeks and it is not getting better. He does not have a history of eczema, etc. It does not itch or hur...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems like your son has either have pityriasis alba, impetigo or cheilitis (perioral dermatitis). Stop all applications and get a review with a picture at the earliest.   Read Full »

I have recurrent skin infection with bump. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fungal infection for years now I believe. I have been trying to treat it back and forth since the medicines being prescribed are so expensive. Every time I see my skin healed I stop the medication. The fungal infection I first had was ringworm. Recently, my infection started ac...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fungal infections are very difficult to treat and your case is resistant fungal infection. In such cases, I give Itraconazole as last resort only some patient respond to Itraconazole some patient respond to Terbinafine and in some both have to be given. Take Ketoconazol...  Read Full »

I have genital candidiasis. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like from three days, I am suffering from genital candidiasis. Around the head of the penis, there is irritation and soreness, itchiness and white patches on the skin. I have tried applying coconut oil and eating yogurt for two days. I feel it has reduced. Could you please sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. If possible, send me images. Regarding candidiasis, I suggest you apply Candid-B (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone) cream twice daily on affected areas.   Read Full »

My issue of Zoon balanitis persists despite treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have Zoon's balanitis and recommended Imiquimod, Takfa and Hh Derm. Even after 30 days of application, the problem still persists. Should I continue with the same ointment? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. Zoon's balanitis requires long-term treatment. Imiquimod requires at least 16 weeks, Takfa (Tacrolimus) should be used for a longer duration and Hh Derm (combination of Mometasone, Fusidic acid, and Clotrimazole) is to prevent infecti...  Read Full »

My lesion turned black after application of cider vinegar. What to do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm on my arm. I used Daktarin and that did not work. Then I used cider vinegar and it has turned black. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. Also I have viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is irritant dermatitis which has developed due to the use of vinegar. It is very less probable that the funga...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a cure for the rough skin around my groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to wear tight underwear and sometimes used ones a lot. Two days back, I observed that my groin skin is rough and dry. I do not feel any itching. Sometimes I keep my underwear on through the night. Is it the cause?  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern is a candida yeast infection. It is curable. Start using Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream once daily at bedtime and dust Abzorb powder (Clotrimazole dusting powder) immediately. Use them for 30 days even if there is an improvement. Bath twice a day. Avoid hot...  Read Full »

I have a white tongue and sore throat. Please help.

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 re...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

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

I have anal yeast and it goes away with the cream but comes back when I run out. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking to get a prescription for Clotrimazole-Betamethasone. I currently have one, but I am almost out. I have been dealing with anal yeast for around 10 years. Now it goes away with the cream but comes back when I run out. I do not wish to see any more doctors.  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I presume that this recurrent anal yeast infection is candidiasis, and you have been using a topical mixture of antifungal and corticosteroid cream over it. Have you checked for immune statuses like HIV, and blood sugar level to rule out diabetes? Then if you have be...  Read Full »

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