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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Query: Hello doctor, I have small rashes in pubic area. I masturbate with a fabric usually so thinking this might have irritated it in small scales. I used Neosporin on it and it healed. I just heard people can get herpes with mild symptoms or be asymptomatic. The itchiness at first is what worried me. No...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scaly itchy rash in your pubic area is fungal infection exacerbated by irritation due to fabric. You have to be gentle with yourself and use ample lubrication like oil and it should not be irritating. As it is going on since 1 year as I can make out from the history yo...  Read Full »

What is the effective way to treat my recurrent skin infection?

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 a...  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 »

How to treat eczema-like lesions on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I just noticed that in my face near to mouth, I have something like eczema, but colorless. I checked on the net and it is like ringworm. I am very much worried. What should I do? I am currently on beta blockers. Last week when I had a blood test, my doctor advised me to take Iron suppl...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please put up some clear pictures of the affected area for proper evaluation and guidance. Thank you. Revert back with photographs to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

What can cause rashes under the armpit, back, and chest with no other symptoms?

Query: Notice a couple small rash type about 8 inches under the armpit. Then a rash on the chest and back x3 weeks ago. Red blushes not itchy. It slowly started to cover most of the chest and all of the back. there are just a few on the upper arms. A couple of different types more like pimple types on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi the legions and no symptoms suggest a type of fungal infection called Tinea versicolor. this fungus is commonly present on all of us but in some cases like a lot of sweating or people taking steroids ( like you are taking it) leads to lesions which are present on your chest and legs treatment....  Read Full »

How long should I continue taking Fluconazole for pain in penile head and foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was struggling with reddening, itching, and tenderness on the penis head and under the foreskin. I self-diagnosed a fungal infection and started applying Candid B cream twice a day for a week. With a slow recovery, I decided to take oral medication for the same. My pharmacist sugges...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat accordingly. Take medicine only under prescription and close observation of the doctor. Check vitals. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Maintain strict hygiene. Wear loose cotton c...  Read Full »

Can orange mold cause chest tightness?

Query: Hi doctor, This afternoon, I decided to clean my bathroom of mould, using gloves, but no mask (I chose to help my breath instead). There was orange mould on the inside of the bath, and black mold on the walls. I used a wet sponge to clean off the orange mould. It was easy to remove, as it was soft...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Different types of molds can give hyper-reactive response to the airways. It is always advisable to wear mask as much as possible. You may still be exposed despite of you holding your breath but if you have no Immediate shortness of breath or chest tightness then it...  Read Full »

I have sores on my buttock. What are they?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some sores that have shown up on my buttocks. It started off as red itchy bump and I used some apple cider vinegar on a few of them thinking it was ringworm and it scabbed. I am not sure what these scabs are. It does not look like the pictures I had seen of STDs. But I am wondering ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seemed to be caused by a fungus named tinea. You have got a fungal skin infection. You can apply Clotrimazole ointment after consultation with dermatologist and take Ibuprofen per...  Read Full »

Why do I have spots on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got some spots on my penis. Can you please identify what is it? Also please let me know the reason for development. It is a recurring episode. Can you also suggest a remedy? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How long it has been there? What is the complaint in it? Have you tried any self-medication? Revert back with the answers to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

My mom is suffering from a skin disease. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is suffering from skin disease for the last two months on her palms and bottom part of her legs. She has an itchy feel from inside and usually her hands are getting tight and dry. The upper layer of her palm skin is coming out in patches. Please guide me with the pictures attached.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the given history of your mother. Most likely she is suffering from tinea manuum (fungal infection of hand) and tinea pedis and the second possibility is hand and foot eczema (dyshidrotic eczem...  Read Full »

Why do I repeatedly get fungal infections?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting itching in the area where I wear my undergarments. I tried many medicines for fungal infection, but it does not go away. It has been there for more than a year. It keeps recurring. Currently, I am applying Miconazole cream and Clotrimazole powder. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your given description, it looks like resistant tinea cruris infections or may be erythrasma (skin condition affecting the folds in the body), You have not mentioned the duration of individual drugs you have taken. Itraconazole is a good drug for this, but yo...  Read Full »

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