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 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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 have irritation and bumps on my genital area, which is not resolving with antifungals. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritation and bumps on my genital area. I have tried antifungals, but still, I did not feel better. I am looking for help from someone to see what it could be. I do not have insurance, so that is why I am seeking help here.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apply Clotrimazole cream (Candid cream) twice daily in the morning and night for three weeks. Wash area with Episoft cleanser or No soap cleanser daily for two months. Apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) cream in the daytime for ten days. Maintain proper...  Read Full »

Why is Oxiconazole cream and tablet Fluconazole not working for my fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fungal infection in the back of head for past three years. At first a pharmacist counsel me to use Oxiconazole 1% cream twice a day in the infected area and to take tablet Fluconazole 200 mg twice a week. I followed his advise and I noticed some improvement within ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Your condition is known as Tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial fungal skin infection. It can affect the neck, trunk, groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails too.Kindly use the following medicines for tw...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for my itchy dark patches below my waist and above my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting dark patches below my waist area and above my vagina. It keeps itching, and I have tried applying aloe vera gel and Soframycin, but they did not help. Kindly give your suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I need to see the picture of the dark patches to suggest you the appropriate medicine. Usually, such dark patches can be due to weight gain or infection. So please attach a picture of dark patches. Thank ...  Read Full »

Why are the rashes in my anus and testicles not subsiding with steroids and antifungals?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes in my anus, sides of my testicles, and lower testicle skin area. The whole area turns red with scratching. I have had this for more than a year. So, I have consulted with a dermatologist and tried several products suggested by pharmacists. I tried Corticosteroids, Zinc...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your case (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). In my opinion, steroids alone cannot help. Combination of Clotrimazole and steroid are usually effective along with oral medicine. Most of the time, this problem is chronic and runs for...  Read Full »

What causes dry skin and flaking of skin on the face?

Query: Hi doctor, Please take a look at my case of skin dryness and flaking on my face. This is a cyclic condition which occurs almost every 7-8 months. The dryness persists for 1-2 months during which I also have general body itching over hands, legs and under my ribs on the sides. The strange thing is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all I would like you to thank for giving me a perfect clinical history with perfect photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a crystal clear case of seborrheic dermatitis and is moderate in nature. It is a fungal infection and is ...  Read Full »

I have severe itchy rashes that do not resolve with the use of antihistamines. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female with height 5 feet 3 inches. I am a black woman. I have been having some severe itchy rashes for one week now that do not resolve with the use of antihistamines. They are red and small papular with clear in color. The issue started last week. I awake with itching...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Teczine-M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) tablet once daily after food for 7 days. Is that spreading? Do you have any history of fungal infections in the past? Do you have excess sweating? Did you scratch or rub the rashes excessively? Do you have a fever? Answ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pink rashes all over my chest and back?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes all over my chest and back. It started to appear three months back and does not cause any pain or itching. The rashes are slightly pinker than the normal adjacent skin. I am currently taking Sertraline. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from rashes all over your chest and back for the last three months that are slightly pinker than the rest of the skin, and it does not cause any pain or itchin...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy boils on the scrotum and groin areas. During the day, I feel too itchy, and due to the itching, I have developed rashes which are painful. When I try to break them, it starts to bleed. Sometimes, I have the itchiness during the night as well. I have attached an image for y...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does look like a fungal infection. Due to the application of steroid-based products, the clinical picture has been altered. The use of a steroid-based product for a fun...  Read Full »

What should I do for the red spots that appeared near my mouth and spread all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having rashes all over my body. They first appeared as red spots near my mouth about a month ago, but now they are multiplying and spreading all over the body. These spots are itchy. I was taking tablet Telfast in the past.What should I do now?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) Do you have any history of allergies? 2) Is your skin dry and scaly? 3) Did you have scratching and rubbing of the lesions? 4) Do you have a fever? 5) Is the itching aggravating during the night? Revert with the answers to help you better. ...  Read Full »

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