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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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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What causes a bald patch on the head of a 2 year old?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter has a bald patch on head. It is oval in shape with no hair in it. It is getting bigger time to time. I am waiting for her blood test appointment now. What is this condition called? How to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I presume it as tinea capitis or simply a fungal infection of the scalp. Do not worry, hair can regrow again and there is no permanent damage. It is common in children. It is very important to start the following early for best results: Stop oiling the scalp. Oil is ...  Read Full »

How to treat the fungal infection in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a fungal infection in the groin area. It has got spread. It has affected my penis. Now I have an urge to urinate inside my penis. I want to get cured. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you consult your local dermatologist soon. I suggest you start with antifungal medications soon. Take capsule I-Win 100 mg (Itraconazole) twice daily after lunch and dinner for two weeks. Apply Eberwin cream (Eberconazole) over the affected area once daily aft...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicine to get rid of ringworm infection.

Query: Hello doctor, My problem started four years back. It started up as a small ringworm infection and now it has taken a terrible position. I am facing lot of trouble on my hips. I feel lot of itching and when I itch hard some watery kind of thing comes out. When I take medicine it is fine. When I sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From my professional opinion, it looks like tinea with secondary eczematization or in simple words fungal infection with skin damage due to rubbing. One advice is please do not rub. I understand it can be difficult but try. Take capsu...  Read Full »

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