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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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What are the chances of yeast infection after taking Plan B?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a morning-after pill cause a yeast infection? I took it two days ago and today I began to have an irritation and itch in my vagina. I bought a cream to help it, but I just want to know what could have happened that could have caused this?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two possibilities in your case scenario: Morning-after pill-induced vaginal dryness and irritation. As this is a hormone, it can cause these symptoms. But these symptoms are transient and should disappear within a week. Sexually transmitted candida infection ...  Read Full »

I have had ring-like patches all over my body that are not going away despite using antifungal cream. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had ring-like patches all over my body for the past five months. I have itching all over my body including private parts and have used Terbinaforce-Plus NF for the last two months. But, it did not cure my problem. So, I have stopped taking it now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. It seems you have tinea cruris et corporis. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin and corporis is of other body parts. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Do not keep the area wet at all. Use clotrima...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis. Kindly suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  Read Full »

I had a ringworm infection and itching near my genitals six years back. Now, the itching has resurfaced in the adjacent areas. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had ringworm and an itching problem near my genitals. It started around six years back. Following a consultation, I was prescribed a Fluconazole tablet and an anti-fungal cream for a month, along with Keralin gel, Hicope18, and Terbitol tablets for two months. It was recovered but no...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have seen your picture (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) and it looks like tinea cruris (a fungal infection of the groin). I would suggest you follow certain general measures like: Do not keep the area wet at a...  Read Full »

I have had an infection in my vulva. 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 »

Dr. Gohel Harshul Maheshbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Allergy on the head part of my penis and inner skin of my penis.

Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. Consulted a local doctor. The doctors are saying that, it is just an allergy and giving some tablets and ointments. But it is not recovering. Give me your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for such lesions like fungal infection (candidal balanoposthitis), lichen planus, irritant dermatitis, and etc. Candidal BP is the most common cause amongst all. So right now, I would advise you that, wash the area with lukewarm water twice in...  Read Full »

How to treat white cheesy vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have irregular periods and discharge like white wax. I think it is a vaginal infection because I feel itching. What should I do to treat it immediately as I have to give the medical test?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. From how many days are you experiencing this problem? Do you any history of a similar problem? Is the discharge watery or cottage cheese? What is the color of the discharge? Nevertheless, based on the explanatio...  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. I am itchin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

What are the causes of white and yellow lesion with a red border on my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small white and yellow lesions with a red border on my tongue. My tongue also develops a white coating, that has to be scrapped of daily. I have attached a photo of the same. What are the likely causes?  Read Full »

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaint and the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The blisters on your tongue that look like small white or yellow center lesions with a red border, is most probably due to a fungal infection that occurs in ...  Read Full »

What can I do about my dry foreskin and inflamed glans penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old male suffering from phimosis until a few months back. It got cured through homeopathy medicine and cream. However, after that, I have started seeing red and white spots on penis glans, a little itchy but not always. The glans is too dry, and I have to use lubrication ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is candidal balanoposthitis. Apply Candid cream at night for ten days and Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days. Use Episoft cleanser or No soap cleanser to clean the genitals daily as hygiene plays a very important role in this case. Take tablet...  Read Full »

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