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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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I am a 26-year-old female having vaginal, and anal itching along with itching on the sides of the thigh line. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old, and I have vaginal itching, anal itching, and also have itching on the sides of the thigh line for the past one month but the itching was mild. For the past two days, the itching is high. Kindly let me know how to get rid of this itching. There are no rashes or ring...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We value the high level of confidence that you have in us. Please let me know whether you are allergic to any medicine or if you are taking any medicines apart from Itraconazole. I suggest you do the following: Maintain strict hygiene. Avoid sexual contac...  Read Full »

I have developed itchy bumps on my genital skin that get bigger and hurt despite taking medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having a problem with my genital skin. A few bumps appeared some days ago, which were very itchy. I scratched them, and now they are bigger and burn. I cannot move or perform my job because it hurts after I scratch. I initially used Sodium Fusidate, stopped them, and started using ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have tinea cruris, according to the clinical picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. I suggest you follow these measures: ...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to take Itraconazole for a long duration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having skin issues in my thigh and face. I had a doctor consultation and have taken Itraconazole capsule for more than 45 to 50 days. When I stop, it seems fine, but later the symptoms return. Is it advisable to continue this medication? My doctor said to continue for one more mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Is it a rash? Or annular inflammatory ring-like lesions? Please attach a clinical picture to assess the extent of involvement so I can guide you accordingly. Thanks and take care.   Read Full »

I have been taking the capsule Itraconazole 200 mg for eight days for a fungal infection. Should I continue it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking the capsule Itraconazole 200 mg twice a day for eight days. I have coped with a fungal infection but I still feel a little is left. How long should I continue it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deoghare Shreya Ramchandra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to May I ask you what kind of fungal infection are you talking about and which area of the body is involved? The capsule Itraconazole needs to be taken for a minimum of 15 days in most of the cases, or for a longer duration in a few. Are you applying the cream as well? I w...  Read Full »

I am having fungal infection despite taking Itraconazole capsule. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from fungal infection for a long time. It presents with rash, itching, and red spots. I take Itraconazole capsules. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. I have seen your query and concern. 2. It seems you have developed a tinea or fungal infection. 3. Tinea is a fungal infection that follows certain general measures. • Do not keep the area wet at all. Use Clotrimazole (Zinc oxide) powder frequently to keep it dry...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have tinea corporis or 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 L...  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

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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have white little spots on my back, arms, and 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

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

What can be done for jock itch spreading from feet to penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I believe I have jock itch that spread from my feet to my inner thighs to the shaft of my penis. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you seem to have tinea cruris which is a superficial fungal infection of genitals and groin. Another name for that is jock itch. Wash the undergarments in warm water, sundry and iron them before reusing. Take the prescribed medications for 15 days.  Read Full »

Whenever I am on an antibiotic course, I develop balanitis. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49-year-old male. For the past six to seven years, whenever I am on an antibiotic course (Augmentin Duo 625 mg). It results in balanitis and smegma production, which troubles me for two to three weeks and then disappears. About two months ago, I was on an antibiotic (Augmentin) for...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I need a few details to help you in a proper manner. For what condition are you taking antibiotics? Is it self-medication or prescribed by a doctor? Have you got your blo...  Read Full »

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