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

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 45 year old Male. 1.I have got dry skin patches adjacent to both the nostrils adjacent to moustache , which itches slightly but rarely.Also it has become whitish in colour. 2.I have got severe itching and skin rash in the inner regions of both the thighs adjacent to genitals. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Diabetic? Fungal infection in past? Recurrent episode? Annular ring like inflammatory lesions with elevated margins? Spreading lesions? Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion? Excess sweating? Tight clothes? ATTACH PICTURE of lesion for confirmation of diagnosis.  Read Full »

What causes discoloration in the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old healthy woman. I have been experiencing some discoloration in my mouth. I would like to know your input on it. Should I seek medical attention? I also have a white spot on my throat. There is no pain or discomfort at all. I noticed them about a week ago and I have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to  Read Full »

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

Query: I have been unable to have comfortable sex for 2 months and am not sure why. At first I noticed dilute bloody tissue/discharge, which was probably bloody from my period just about to start. Then I noticed my vagina was very itchy for a week. Since then, occassionally I would have a spot or two of di...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Thank you for getting in touch with us. I read your explanation very carefully and I’m sorry that you are suffering from these problems. I would really like to tell you that you don’t need to see a local doctor, but you have to. The probability that you’re suffering from some form...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for itchy red spots around the chest and shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy and big circular red spot on my back. I discovered it three days ago. And then yesterday, I also noticed more small red spots around my chest and shoulder. Is it fungal infection or ringworm? What is the best or fast remedy for this? I used to have these before when I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, dear. I will help you with your concern. From the history, it seems you have developed ringworm, which is also known as tinea corporis. Tinea is a kind of superficial fungal infection, which increases with sweating. Also, it has a tendency to recur if n...  Read Full »

Why is there a clear sticky fluid coming out of my penis after ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from balanitis for the past three months. I was told it was a yeast infection and treated with ointment and antibiotics; however, the redness was still there, although not as bad; I was then treated with a two-week steroid cream course with no results. I have al...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks very much for consulting with us. Balanitis can be due to STI (sexually transmitted infection), or as you described, fungal infection and treatment with antibiotics could turn the test results negative. In some people, symptoms persist as this infection goes to ...  Read Full »

Why does my penis head become red and sore after masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have currently experiencing redness and soreness at the head of my penis. Especially after masturbation, not only the head but also the shaft of my penis become sore. I have this for a couple of weeks now and not sure what it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to us, and I understand your concern. As you have mentioned, you have it for a couple of weeks, and it is after masturbation; this can be skin rashes due to rough touch. Or other is a fungal infection. I am prescribing you medicine for five days, ple...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting cuts on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis foreskin circumference became white. I am getting pain while opening that and I have many cuts on that.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints are suggestive of fungal infection. I would like to know if you are a diabetic and a history of any high risk sexual behavior. Kindly upload an image to confirm the diagnosis and to formulate appropriate treatment plan. Revert back with the photos to a der...  Read Full »

How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: My sister has this wound infection on both her feet. It started as boils but it became bigger and became something like a wound. It is constantly releasing green liquid and sometimes even has blood in it. It was forming scabs a few days ago but then, it started releasing green liquids again and it's...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: It's a recurrent infection... Could be multifactorial, poor hygiene, poor immune response, environmental problem, etc. How long did she take Cloxacillin and at what dose? Is the area itchy and perhaps she keeps on scratching it hence the resulting boil and wound? Any other illnesses such as diabe...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about a positive yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was seen at the ER. Several days later, I received a call from the ER department and they informed me that my blood tested positive for yeast and suggested a follow up with my MD. I did the follow up and my MD said it is normal and there is no treatment. I am having so...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Since the blood culture was a few months back and you had a symptom free period, I do not think that the present symptoms are due to previous bloodstream infection. Bloodstream fungal culture could have been a contamination because fungemia pati...  Read Full »

Why is there a rash on my penis head?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suddenly developed a lesion. It is just like a rash on my penis head, and it is not going away. I never had this issue in my entire life. I do get fungus on my skin once in a few years but not on the penis ever. This is the first time. I have already taken two full courses of anti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Moreover, it looks like there is an interrupted blood supply to the penis, and due to that, only it is bluish. Or maybe the picture is not clear. It is looking like the rash is under the skin. Is it outside or in...  Read Full »

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