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 am experiencing a vaginal rash leading to painful urination after treating a yeast infection. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a rash after treating a yeast infection. It is isolated to a few areas on the exterior of my vagina. It is very painful to urinate or touch. The yeast infection symptoms came on after my boyfriend performed oral sex on me and I am curious if perhaps that triggered the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case, and understand your concern. Without examination, it is difficult to comment on this. Is there ulceration, lesion, or only rash? Is there discharge from the vagina? If yes, then is it smelly? As per your description that could be an ulcer... Read Full »
I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days even after having medications. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from an infection in my vulva for the last 60 days. Having severe itching, redness, and inflammation on superficial skin, like urticaria or hives, but I am not sure what type of infection I have. My doctor said that this was a fungal infection and gave me a tablet ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history is suggestive of bacterial infection. And it should also be ruled out. But till then, we can start prophylaxis therapy. It is also to be evaluated for your sexual habits and any recent or past infection of your male partner. If possible, follow up with com... 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 »
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 and t... Read Full »
Are fluid-filled red spots on the penile head bacterial or fungal infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. Five years ago, I was treated for balanitis. But again, there are some red spots and lesions fluid-filled in it appears on the head of my penis. So I contacted to the same dermatologist and he suggested me to use Ketoconazole 2% cream twice daily and Fluconazole tab... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is balanoposthitis. Is there itching, burning, tingling sensation, pain, irritation? Contact with irritant? Allergic reaction to irritant soap?Sexually active? Any infection in past herpes, candidal balanitis? Any recurrent episode? Do you have burning mictu... Read Full »
Does a white substance in my penis after unprotected intercourse mean HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse ten days ago. And I notice a white substance in my penis before two days. I am not sure if my partner is HIV positive. What test should I do to rule out the cause? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is candidial balanoposthitis. Kindly apply Clotrimazole cream (candid cream) twice daily in the noon and night for two weeks and apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) in the daytime for ten days. Also, take tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Ciprofloxacin) once daily for five da... Read Full »
How to treat Fluconazole allergy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having an allergic reaction (hives) to Fluconazole. What can be done to reverse the side effect of this medication? I already went to the doctor over five times in the last three weeks. This is going on for four weeks. All the doctor does is give me itching medication. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a reaction to Fluconazole, but we should rule out other causes as well. As you mentioned that you are not responding to itching medicines like antihistaminics, you need to be started on steroids like Prednisolone. But before starting steroids, I suggest yo... Read Full »
There are thick lumpy nodes and white discharge from foreskin. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I was treated with Fluconazole 400 mg once daily and applied Sertaconazole twice daily for 10 days but thick lumpy nodes show in the foreskin and also a thick white discharge under the foreskin.This area also deep shown. Please advice. My sugar level is normal and HbA1c is 5.9. There i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would recommend you to take tablet Aciclovir 400 mg thrice daily for five days, tablet Cefixime 400 mg single dose. Apply the Fusidic acid cream on the affected areas twice dai... 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 »
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 ... 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 »
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 »
Why is antifungal medicine not working for my skin problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a skin condition for about four years in groin area as you can see in the attached pictures. There is a dark brown area with sharp borders on upper inner thighs where scrotum touches thighs. There is no itch, pain or burning sensation and it is not raised and also v... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It does look like fungal infection with some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We need to address the infection first and then proceed to pigmentation. Please tell what antifungals... Read Full »