Itraconazole belongs to the triazoles group of antifungal drugs. It is used to treat fungal infections affecting the lungs, nails, mouth, and esophagus. The common side effects include stomach pain, diarrhea, rashes, and nausea.

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What are the white spots on my back, arms, and face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have white little spots on my back, arms, face. They are lighter than my skin color. Also, a few white spots on my back and chest that are bigger in size, bumpy but empty inside and look like white bubbles. What those spots might be?  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If possible, send images for better diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

Are recurrent itchy spots on groin more common in diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male with a history of borderline hyperglycemia under medication. I am repeatedly getting some multiple itchy points in my groin. There is a central main spot with eruption and whiteheads in one groin fold. The itching is more on the main spot, and some itching is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have developed tinea cruris. Tinea is a kind of superficial fungal infection. Diabetic patients are more prone to develop fungal infections. We need to start you antifungal...  Read Full »

What is the reason for brownish nail discoloration with swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old. From the last 15 days, nail in her left-hand ring finger turned brownish. It seems there is some wound from inside and it has been paining since then. However, there was no burn or injury in that finger previously. The nail started turning brown on its own ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a fungal infection of the nail. Betnovate is a steroid which worsens it. Stop using Betnovate immediately. Is she a diabetic? Any loss of nail cuticle? Is there a history of chronic paronychia? Is excess contact with water, washing clothes, utensils, etc? An...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct...  Read Full »

Why are there red itchy patches on groin area?

Query: Hello doctor, Red itchy patches on groin area all the way spread around anus and thigh. Tried treating with camphor mixed with coconut oil first. Then used Cosvate GM, Ketoclean and Keto Soap. It has worsened.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Ponathil

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have tinea corporis/cruris which is also known as ringworm/fungal infection. Kindly stop using the earlier medicines. You should take capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice a day for 3 weeks. Also, take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg at night for the itching. Also apply Luli...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of ringworm?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have ringworm. It is located on the left side of my stomach (almost hip). I have tried putting Clotrimozol and Daktarin on it. I am afraid that it may spread to other parts of my body. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any other family members affected? Any history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or thyroid disorder? Any known drug reaction? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

How are moles under the nails treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have moles under the nails of each of my big toes. They appeared over the last months, but I do not remember exactly when. The one on my left toe is a round dot in addition to a diagonal line next to it and that goes to the right edge of my nail, while the one on my right toe is just...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is there any pain? Any change in placement noticed as the nail grows? Revert back with answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

I am getting repeated itchy rash on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I have been having itchy rashes and white layer on my penis with burning sensation. Since 20 days the symptoms subsided with Dettol hand wash. But again, it reappeared. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and I have understood it. It can be a candidal infection. Classical candidal infection presents with the following signs and symptoms like itching, redness, edema, white deposition and linear cracks all around on the inner surface of the ...  Read Full »

What is the effective way to treat my recurrent skin infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fungal infection for years now I believe. I have been trying to treat it back and forth since the medicines being prescribed are so expensive. Every time I see my skin healed I stop the medication. The fungal infection I first had was ringworm. Recently, my infection started a...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fungal infections are very difficult to treat and your case is resistant fungal infection. In such cases, I give Itraconazole as last resort only some patient respond to Itraconazole some patient respond to Terbinafine and in some both have to be given. Take Ketoconazol...  Read Full »

What can cause rashes under the armpit, back, and chest with no other symptoms?

Query: Notice a couple small rash type about 8 inches under the armpit. Then a rash on the chest and back x3 weeks ago. Red blushes not itchy. It slowly started to cover most of the chest and all of the back. there are just a few on the upper arms. A couple of different types more like pimple types on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi the legions and no symptoms suggest a type of fungal infection called Tinea versicolor. this fungus is commonly present on all of us but in some cases like a lot of sweating or people taking steroids ( like you are taking it) leads to lesions which are present on your chest and legs treatment....  Read Full »

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