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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Why do I get vaginal itching with smelly discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having a genital itch for over a week already. I have a partner who is also experiencing itch, redness, and scaling. Before the itch, I notice white thick discharge, and then the itchiness came with brownish smelly discharge. I previously had UTI before...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you are having fungal vaginitis. You should wear cotton panties and clean your genital area with Savlon in a glass of water after every urination. Both of you required treatment.  Read Full »

What causes long term skin disease in the thigh joint?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from skin disease in the thigh joint for long. I am using Mometasone, Terbinafine and PBF gel. Also, I had Ofloxacin and Levocetirizine for more than two months, but the situation is the same. What is this disease? Please advise any medicine or test in order to get c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Due to prolonged use of the creams, the original picture has been altered (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and a clear-cut diagnosis is difficult to establish. Going by the area and some other signs in all likelihood it seems a case of fungal infection. As...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my recurrent skin infections in thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin infection in the thighs area. The previous doctor did give me an ointment and I did get rid of it somewhat. But I am in a new place right now and the infection has held me again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Attach a picture of the lesion for details. Is it itching, burning, pain, or irritation?  Read Full »

What are the causes of vulval pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am not sexually active yet. For the past six months or so, I have been getting pain in the outer labia. It builds in a wave before subsiding and it happens over and over all day and most nights. I have a sit down job, and I literally cannot handle this any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In most cases, vulvar pain is a symptom of some other problem. When that problem is treated, the pain often goes away. There are some conditions that may cause vulvar pain include yeast infections, other vaginal infections, atrophic vaginitis, lichen sclerosus, li...  Read Full »

How to treat recalcitrant tinea incognito?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a known case of eczema since 4 years. My eczema subsided and later developed tinea incognito since three years. My doctor advised Itraconazole oral and topical Sertaconazole, Lulliconazole, and Eberconazole on different relapses. Initially, I was responding well with oral Itraco...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tinea incognito is a condition when a fungal infection is treated with topical steroids the symptoms subside but the fungal growth continuous and lesions are not visible, but when the steroid application is stopped larger and resistant lesions appear. You have take...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for cheese-like layer formation on the foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cheese-like layer forming in the foreskin of the penis with a slight itchy feel. I have a slight strain in the groin area near the testicles but not regularly. Kindly advice. Earlier I took Levocet and Flucos tablet for 10 days and applied Candid B cream along with it. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Attach the picture of the lesion for details. Any history of tight foreskin? Excess scratching and rubbing habit? Scented soap or lotion use? Any irritant chemical contact? Burning micturition? Increase in frequency? Urethral discharge? Burning pain or irritation? Oozi...  Read Full »

What can cause skin infection during pregnancy?

Query: Sir/madam, I am 3 months pregnant Iam suffering for skin infection like rashes came onto my whole body I consult my gynecologist doctor she gave me avil tablet and oldid cream but still it's not working  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello , Welcome to icliniq Hope you are having a good day. 1) From your history I understand that you are deeply concerned because of your pregnancy and the skin rash that is there . Let me assure you that , there are certain rashes and condition that co- exist with pregnancy and it is comple...  Read Full »

What is the reason for appearance of red spots on the glans of penis after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. A spot appeared on the penis after two weeks of unprotected sex. It was not extensive, with no painful urination, irritation, and no discharge. But I have slight abdominal pain with some discomfort.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I guess you are speaking about that reddish spot over the base of the glans penis, not the tiny spot within that reddish zone. That tiny spot is not a significant finding. Regarding that re...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for itchy red rashes in inner thighs.

Query: I am suffering from severe skin red rash problem in both inner thighs. The rash is so itchy and it has completely destroyed my life. It looks like fugal like ringworm or jock itch. at past also, i was suffering from same thing but that time it was scaly like liquid was coming out with foul smell. An...  Read Full »

Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi. Thanks for sharing your query. You seem to be very distressed by the problem. As I can see in the picture it is Tinea. Since it is extensive it is important to start proper treatment with oral antifungals for a good length of time to clear the infection. You have been using steroid creams which...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some cream or medicine for an itchy and circular black patch on my back?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black patch on my back which is almost circular and is itching constantly. It has become quite big in the last three to four months. Can you please suggest what it could be and what I can do? It feels good when I put hot water on it. And it becomes very dry. It has a smal...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you attach the picture of the lesion for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan? Please attach a picture of it.  Read Full »

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