Fungal Infection

Fungal infections are caused by fungi living on dead tissues of the body namely skin, hair and nails. There are different types of fungi causing infections, rashes and other specific symptoms at different sites in the body. They are treated by the use of anti-fungal medication.

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How to get rid of rashes on the back and below the armpits?

Query: Hi doctor,My husband developed rashes on his back and below the armpits. Please check the attached images and kindly suggest a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is tinea corporis fungal infection (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest, Luliconazole cream (Luliact cream) twice daily in the morning and at night for one month. Miconazole ointment (Microgel) in the evening for one month. Clotrima...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  Read Full »

Are cysts on the inner labia of serious concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 2 inches, and my weight is 140 lbs. I want to know if my problem is serious or not. I appear to have a cyst on my inner labia. It is a pea-sized bump that is uncomfortable when it gets pressure on it. I have this for two weeks. I have had so...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, such cysts are due to infection or shaving, so if you recently shaved your genital area, it can be due to that only. Or another reason could be infection due to unprotected sex. So if you had unprotected se...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine for the skin rashes present in the thighs.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old male. I have some dry skin patches adjacent to my nostrils and mustache. It itches slightly but rarely. It has become white in color. I have severe itching and skin rashes on the inner regions of the thighs adjacent to my genitals. Kindly suggest medicine or treatment.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to mention whether you are diabetic. Please mention whether you had any fungal infections in the past or any recurrent episodes. Please mention whether you have any annular rings with elevated margins or any spreading lesions. Please mention whether you have scratching ...  Read Full »

I am cleaning my butt multiple times, but I feel unclean. What is happening in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have a hard time while wiping my butt after I poop. I have to stand up to wipe because I am a big guy. It is hard for me to reach my back. Toilet paper does not seem to do it. I do not feel clean even after wiping myself. After taking shower, I feel clean but...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have itching after you poop or any painful sensation after pooping. You seem to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bleeding occurs due to excessive and vigorous wiping and not because of hemorrhoids. You are not able to reach your back as...  Read Full »

Due to vaginal itching and bloody discharge, I am unable to have intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been unable to have comfortable intercourse for two months and am not sure why. At first, I noticed dilute bloody tissue or discharge, which was probably blood from my period just about to start. Then I saw my vagina was very itchy for a week. Since then, occasionally, I would hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your explanation very carefully, and I am sorry that you are suffering from these problems. I suggest you have to see a local doctor. The probability that you are suffering from some form of infection that needs to be treated with prescription medicine is above 9...  Read Full »

Is black fungus disease prevalent among COVID-19 recovered patients with diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had COVID-19 a month before, and I was given Dexamethasone 4 mg twice daily from the second day for ten days. I am diabetic with an HbA1c of 7 percent as it is controlled diabetes. During those ten days of taking Dexamethasone, my blood sugar level was between 250 mg/dL to 325 mg/dL. N...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection and occurs in patients with lowered immunity. There is no time frame regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) contraction. It occurs due to a mold that is present in the environment that are especially damp. They can b...  Read Full »

Is seborrheic dermatitis treatable?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a strange red circle on the top of my lip. It is not as noticeable as when it first appeared a week ago, but I can still see it. Is it eczema or what? Will some form of ointment sort it out?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you please send some more good-quality photographs taken in natural light from different angles and distances? Also, do you have any other symptoms? Please revert with details so that I can help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having a wound infection on both feet. Initially, it started as a boil. After that, it became bigger like a wound. It started releasing green liquid constantly and sometimes blood comes from it. It was forming scabs a few days back. After that, it started releasing green l...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your sister is having a recurrent infection. It is caused due to various causes. It is caused due to poor hygiene, poor immune response, and environmental problems. Please mention the dose of Cloxacillin taken. Please mention whether she has continuous itching and so sh...  Read Full »

How can we treat atopy with fungal infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have darkened round spots on the chest for the past six months, which does not change or spread. Can you please tell me what it is?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Befor I could help with your complaint, I need you to answer the following questions. Do you have a history of atopy/allergies? Are you a diabetic patient? Do you have any spreading lesions/borders? Do you have any history of fungal infection in the past? Is ther...  Read Full »

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