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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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Why do my itchy groin lesions keep coming back after treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I had itchy lesions in my groin. My doctor examined it and confirmed it was a fungal infection. I was prescribed capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Neurolix Plus for 1 week and Canesten cream (Clotrimazole) to apply for 3 months. I was respondi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. Tinea cruris, a fungal infection in the groin area, can be caused by various factors, including moisture and sweat buildup, the area being l...  Read Full »

I have some black spots on my glans penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have some black spots on my glans penis. I do not have swelling or itching. I had a fungal infection before, which was treated by a dermatologist. Is it normal now or do I need further treatment? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I have gone through the details you have provided. However, for a confirmative diagnosis, kindly provide a clear image of the affected area for understanding and assessing the condition better. I hope this helps.  Read Full »

My groin area itches a lot after a cold bath, and I have rashes. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes in my groin area that itch a lot. In addition, my skin itch for a while after taking a cold bath, which keeps me from falling asleep.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the images and the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears as tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection most often seen on the folds and private areas where exposure is less. They appear...  Read Full »

Can I use Daktacort hydrocortisone cream over the genital areas to treat a penile yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I use the Daktacort hydrocortisone cream bought over the counter to treat a penile yeast infection? Some online websites say it is not suitable for genital areas. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Daktacort cream, a combination of Hydrocortisone and Miconazole medications, may be helpful in treating penile yeast infection, also called Candida balanitis. Using them in sensitive private or mucosal areas, inclu...  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 167 pounds 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 appear...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

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 »

I have an itchy rash on my thighs. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and rash on the inner part of the body under the thighs. The rash is spreading. I have been facing this for three weeks. I have used Itch guard cream, but no use. Please suggest alternative medicines. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history and image provided, (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) the most probable diagnosis is Tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection caused by contact with an infected individual due to weakened immunity, moisture stagnation,...  Read Full »

My aunty noticed a blackish discoloration over her back. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunty got an infection over her back for three months. As a result, I have a history of blackish discoloration over the back. I attached the images, and I do not have any history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the history provided from your end and have viewed the image (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears to be Tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection that affects the skin, especia...  Read Full »

I have black dry itchy patches on my groin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic dark black patches with dry, scaly skin around my groin area. There is itching and discharge after I scratch the affected area. It has been there for the past four years and has grown to form a big patch (7 to 8 cm). I want your advice. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. As per the history and the images provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the condition is called tinea cruris. It is a fungal infection that appears due to moisture retention. It can be transmitted by sharing the be...  Read Full »

I have a fungal infection and skin irritation. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection around the thigh area close to the genitals and skin irritation around the neck and finger knuckles. I got treated earlier with paraffin application, Fluconazole tablet, and skin cream. Since it is winter now, I again experience those symptoms. I want to know w...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. After going through the history and images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) attached, I suppose it is Tinea cruris (affecting folds and unexposed areas) with Tinea corporis (affecting the trun...  Read Full »

I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. Could it be jock itch?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. I suspect it to be a jock itch, but it is getting rough and dry. Please help me with this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I have gone through the information that is provided by you and I do understand your concern. As you have mentioned the presence of jock itch which could be a possibility from the information that has been provided from your end, it is alwa...  Read Full »

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