Fluconazole is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections, and it belongs to the group triazoles. It treats yeast infections affecting the mouth, vagina, throat, esophagus, and other organs. It is also used to treat fungal brain infection.

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I have pain and itching in the vulva. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my vulva, and when I urinate, it itches. I have never had sex before, so it cannot be an STD. It has happened before; usually, it goes away in a few days. This is the third time I have been dealing with this issue, and it is worse than previous episodes. I do have chronic a...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The urethra in women is short, so any infection in urine may also affect genital organs. It may be vaginal candidiasis. It frequently occurs in diabetics. So basic local application medicines will help. I suggest ta...  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 »

Temperature fluctuations after having sex with a CSW. Am I HIV positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a protected sexual encounter with a CSW. The very next day I found little white nonraised dots on the head of my penis. The dermatologist told me that it was a fungal infection and prescribed Ketoconazole cream and Fluconazole tablet. However, I have undergone an HIV antibodies te...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the condom had been used consistently and correctly and it did not break or slip off then the chances of acquisition of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or any other STI (sexually transmitted infections) is nonexistent. Another reassuring point is tha...  Read Full »

Why is Oxiconazole cream and tablet Fluconazole not working for my fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fungal infection in the back of head for past three years. At first a pharmacist counsel me to use Oxiconazole 1% cream twice a day in the infected area and to take tablet Fluconazole 200 mg twice a week. I followed his advise and I noticed some improvement within ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your condition is known as Tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial fungal skin infection. It can affect the neck, trunk, groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails too. Kindly use the following medicines fo...  Read Full »

I have been on tablet Fluconazole 500 mg four times daily for a soft tissue infection. Can I reduce the dosage to twice daily?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on capsule Flucloxacillin 500 mg four times a day for a soft tissue infection. Unfortunately, the condition has recurred, and I am staying in abroad. Can I reduce the dosage of the medicine to twice daily? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Capsule Flucloxacillin has a short half-life, so it should be taken six hourly. However, I suggest taking it four times a day or thrice daily and taking it one or two hours before the meal as food decreases absorption. Kindly revert for more ...  Read Full »

What does watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge signify?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 31 years old and had her uterus removed 11 years ago. From then she never had the periods nor any discharge. It was all alright until a month ago. She had suddenly started experiencing waterlike vaginal discharge which is little smelly, and it hurts in stomach sometimes. When s...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there were few more facts about your aunt regarding the indication for uterus removal, any follow-ups, diabetic status, her sexual life, etc., would have been helpful. At the age of 31 years, the most probable cause is an infection. I put forth the possibilities a...  Read Full »

Why do I have an itching and a curd-like discharge from my vagina after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, After having unprotected sex, I have itching inside my vagina. Also, there is a curd-like discharge that does not have any smell. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and will surely help you out. You have a fungal infection that can be managed easily. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg single dose in the afternoon and tablet Secnidazole 1 gm, two tablets to be taken once at...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent sinus and Candida infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a sinus infection; before which, I had a viral infection. My doctor is saying that I have a Candida infection. I want to get rid of it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Candida and viral infections can be treated easily within seven days. There is nothing to worry about. But the main concern is the root cause as to why y...  Read Full »

What is the reason for white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, there is a white or yellow coating in the back of my tongue. It has been hurting. My taste buds in the back are swollen and bleed when I use the tongue scraper, which is on my toothbrush. What could this be?  Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue. From the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that you have sent m...  Read Full »

I have a fungal nail infection that recurs despite treatment. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nail fungus. I was treated with oral Flucoz for four months, but the fungus recurred. What should I do? It started with my toenail. Now, my small nail is affected.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sir, you need to retake the medicine at least for two months and then see because this treatment takes more time than oral anti-fungal medicine. And along with that, take Tablet Zincovit (multivitamin)1 mg before sleeping for 15 days. Sometim...  Read Full »

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