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

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a severe red rash problem on both of my inner thighs. The rashes are itchy and it has destroyed my life completely. It looks like ringworm or jock-itch. In the past, I was suffering from the same thing. But at that time, it was scaly and I had a liquid coming out with...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have tinea. Since it is expensive, you need to take proper treatment using oral antifungals to clear the infection. You should stop using Dipsalic (Betamethasone with Salicyclic acid) ...  Read Full »

What can cause skin infection during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am three months pregnant. I am suffering from a skin infection. I have skin rashes on my whole body. I consulted a gynecologist and she gave me Avil and Oldid cream. But still, there is no relief.   Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, you are concerned about skin rashes present during pregnancy. There are certain rashes and conditions that co-exist with pregnancy and it is completely hormonal and it subsides as the pregnancy hormone subsides. As you have consulted the gynecologist,...  Read Full »

Why is the skin on the scrotum itch so badly and peels off when scratched?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on the scrotum, penis, and surrounding area (sometimes on my hips). I used creams (not regularly) now it has become severe. My skin has peeled off, dried, and has red marks, and itch very badly. When I scratch it, the skin again peels off. I found that it is " Jock itch...  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of antifungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over-the-cou...  Read Full »

How do I know if I have tinea capitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male who is 5.11 inches by height and 76 kgs by weight. There are itchy small violet areas on my scalp. I think it started when my hair grew long, but I could not take care of it properly. It started getting itchy at certain parts, and violet spots started appearing...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history you provided and the images you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is not dandruff but Tinea capitis. Tinea capitis is a form of fungal infection that affects the scalp leading to itchiness and patches. It grows in ...  Read Full »

What does the pink patch on my tongue indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pink patch on my tongue. It has been there a week or so, and my general practitioner recommended Nystatin two days ago, but this has not worked. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like the infection is probably fungal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) in origin. In certain cases of tongue inflammation, it will take more time to resolve, or it may also be possible for the infection not to resolve if it is not f...  Read Full »

What causes a red spot on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old guy (virgin), and a few months ago, I was facing a penis infection, a red spot on my foreskin. After that, I applied Dexoderm Oc plus cream for relief. At that time, it cured but generally, it happens atleast two times a month. Before a week, I noticed a red spot on m...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you showed in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), balanitis most likely is due to a fungal infection. Please apply Canesten (Clotrimazole) cream 1% twice daily for a week. I hope it will heal well. Please use a mild soap like b...  Read Full »

How do I permanently get rid of tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchy lesions on both legs (one on each), red with mild pain for two years. Some say it is fungal, and some doctors say it is a viral infection. Kindly provide me with an accurate diagnosis and treatment (with dose and frequency). Also, suggest if I should get any tests done. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition you have is known as tinea cruris or corporis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which a type of superficial fungal skin infection. Take the following medications for two weeks and then follow back: 1. Ca...  Read Full »

What is causing my scalp and hands to itch so badly?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 60-years-old woman suffering from an extremely itchy, scabby, sore scalp after my puppy was treated for ringworm two months ago. I did not notice it too much until a few weeks ago, and it is gotten slowly worse. I looked online this morning and did not realize it can af...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be due to a fungal infection, or else other reason can be due to allergies because, as you mentioned, it is itchy and dry. I would request you to send a picture of spots you have on hand so I can check a...  Read Full »

My husband and I have an uncomfortable feeling in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband got a UTI last year as we fail to maintain hygiene after having unprotected sex. We will fall asleep and I will not clean myself fully. I will end up seeing it later in my underwear. We took an antifungal cream. Within few months, the skin on the outside of the priv...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI (urinary tract infection) is a bacterial infection and antibiotics are taken to treat it. Antifungal creams help in treating fungal infections. Your best friend can have herpes or HIV and you are not sure about it. You shared a drink with her. Usually, HIV (human im...  Read Full »

Can nail melanoma result in grayish-blue discoloration of toenails?

Query: Hi doctor,I have four-month-old twin girl babies. After delivery, I got a blood clot under the left toenail. Another toenail shows a light shade of grey color. I do not have pain. But sometimes, I am not able to walk. I am afraid of this issue. All corners of my fingernail have become blue after tak...  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your description, you are suffering from onychomycosis. It is a fungal nail infection. You are using the right medication. Nail fungus takes time to get cured. Toenails grow slower than fingernails. It takes a time of seven to eight months to get cured....  Read Full »

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