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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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I have some light spots on my right hand, belly, and back for two months. Please help.

Query: Hello sir, I have some light spots on my right hand, belly, and back for two months. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that can cause light or dark patches on the skin. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin and is more common in warm and humid climates. Fungal skin infections are typically treated with antifun...  Read Full »

I have developed a fungal infection in the second toe of both legs. How should I take care of them?

Query: Hi doctor, I developed a fungal infection in the second toe of both the legs. I have shared the images of my infected toes, where a slightly dark color is present in the second big toe. I tried Terbinafine ointment, but it did not show any effects. Please suggest some medicines and how I should take...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In the right foot, the second toe, I can see a slight circular darkening of skin with very mild superficial skin peeling. I could not see such a lesion on the l...  Read Full »

I am having chunky yellowish-green discharge. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chunky discharge for the past few weeks. Today, it was chunky and yellowish-green. I have no itching. I did not check for odor, and I have no discomfort when urinating. Sometimes my discharge is also normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis; it is mainly due to a fungal infection. Keep the area dry and clean and drink a lot of warm water and take a soft diet. Use Antifungal medicine and cream for application. Feel free to ask for more information. Thank you.  Read Full »

The skin on my buttocks is black due to scratching. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My buttocks are really itching. The skin over the buttocks has become black due to scratching. I suffer from hemorrhoids. Kindly suggest some quick and effective treatment for this condition, or can I do laser therapy? This has been in the same condition for more than four to five month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not due to hemorrhoids. You may have a laser treatment and others, but before that, you first need to get yourself examined and suitability for surgery. So visit a nearby surgeon for an examination. Do you frequently get bleeding? If yes, then you need surger...  Read Full »

A spot rose on my thigh near the groin region. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, A spot rose on my thigh near to groin. I consulted with a dermatologist. The doctor diagnosed it with tinea crusis and advised ten tablets of Sizzle once a day and 30 tablets of Funge 250 mg once a day, and a Canix-H cream to be applied on the affected areas.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the picture attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it is tinea cruris spreading to involve your thighs. The medication prescribed by your dermatologist is perfect for tinea. Follow the treatment regime...  Read Full »

How to promote hair growth in a 5-year-old kid with patchy hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am starting to become concerned about my daughter. My 5-year-old daughter has thick yellow patches on her scalp, which caused the hair to fall out. It has been there for over a year now, and there has been no sign of any new hair growth. The area with no hair is discolored compared to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. From the history you shared, it seems like a fungal infection of the scalp, which is quite common in this age group. Fungal infections of the scalp usually cause hair loss, but it is nothing to worry about. But the ...  Read Full »

I am having an itching, redness, and burning sensation in my glans. How to cure this?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an itching and redness in my glans. When I wash with water, there is a burning sensation. The foreskin has redness in a ring formation and hurts when retracting. Please help with the medication that I should take to cure this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have any history of fungal infections in the past? Do you have any recurrent episodes? Do you have any swelling of the glans penis? Attach clinical picture to assess so can guide you accordingly.  Read Full »

I had itching and red bumps on the inner thigh region. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had itching and red bumps on the inner thigh region. I was sweating too often last week, and the area was sweaty most of the time. Now I have itching, irritation, and scratching tendency. The skin seems to be dry there. Two years back, I had a ringworm infection, and it was complet...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is a superficial fungal infection with atopic eczema (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I would suggest the following. Apply Miconazole or Luliconazole cream twice daily for six weeks. Apply Mupirocin (Mupirocin ca...  Read Full »

I have smelly penis with erection problem and lack of interest in sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a smelly penis issue, and erection problems, no interest in sex, and that happened two years back. The doctors just checked for all UTIs but found nothing. I wonder if the issue is related to fungus infection. All checks are done even bladder and MRI nothing is showing, but the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every male has a typical pheromone causing smell characteristic of each male. Are you circumcised? Any urinary symptoms except occasional dysuria. How many times do you get up at night to void? Microscopic hematuria on how many occasions? Kindly share the urine R/M report...  Read Full »

Do I need oral antifungal medication for fungal infection on the head?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fungal infection that started with me getting cradle cap, and then the fungus spread throughout my hair, feet and has now spread all over my body. I have tried essential oils, also OTC Nizoral, and antifungal Terbinafine. I resorted shaving my head, and the fungus continues to...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by a superficial fungus in the upper layers of skin and can present as redness, scaling, and itching over the scalp, face, and body. Please avoid the use of any body or scalp oil as that might increase th...  Read Full »

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