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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How to relieve severe pubic itching?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near the 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 docto... Read Full »
What causes dry skin and flaking of skin on the face?
Query: Hi doctor, Please take a look at my case of skin dryness and flaking on my face. This is a cyclic condition which occurs almost every 7-8 months. The dryness persists for 1-2 months during which I also have general body itching over hands, legs and under my ribs on the sides. The strange thing is t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all I would like you to thank for giving me a perfect clinical history with perfect photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a crystal clear case of seborrheic dermatitis and is moderate in nature. It is a fungal infection and is ve... Read Full »
Can Terbinaforce Plus cream be used for ringworm infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having ring like patches all over the body for the past five months. I have itching all over the body including private parts and now it spreads to face as well. I had Griseofulvin tablets, Liv-Cet-5 twice daily and Terbinaforce Plus cream for the last 2 months. But, it did not cure... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have used Terbinaforce plus cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole and Terbinafine) as it contains Clobetasol which is a steroid. It aggravates fungal infection and does not get it cured. You should take capsule Itracon... Read Full »
I have been taking Itraconazole capsule for my skin issues but the symptoms tend to return after stopping it. Is it safe to continue the medicine?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can I use Pacroma cream to help with intense itching in my buttocks?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an intense itching in my buttocks. I usually suffer heavy itching problem throughout my day. I apply Pacroma in my buttocks. Also, I apply an antifungal powder which gives me only temporary relief. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach two to three clear pictures of the affected area for better evaluation and guidance. Since when are you having these issues? Are you applying Pacroma Cream (Pimecrolimus topical) under the advice of your dermatologist? Read Full »
I got black spots on hip after a trip to a water park. How can it be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. After returning from a recent trip to a water park, I have noticed few black spots on my hips. These black spots are itchy, and also slightly painful. There are four to five such spots on my right hip, and one to two on the left side. I applied "Ring Guard" for... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like a fungal infection. I suggest you take an oral antifungal such as capsule Syntran 100 mg (Itraconazole) once daily for four weeks. Consult your spec... Read Full »
Can you suggest a good cream for pityriasis versicolor?
Query: Hi doctor, I have this skin condition called pityriasis versicolor. My regular dermatologist prescribes a single dose of Fluconazole 450 mg and it recurs after a few weeks or months. Could you suggest something better to me like a skin cream? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. I suggest using topical Clotrimazole cream local application twice daily and use 2 % Ketoconazole shampoo applied once daily for three consecutive days per week till the clearance of lesions. Other oral antifungals in case of relapse are Ket... Read Full »
Why is antifungal medicine not working for my skin problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a skin condition for about four years in groin area as you can see in the attached pictures. There is a dark brown area with sharp borders on upper inner thighs where scrotum touches thighs. There is no itch, pain or burning sensation and it is not raised and also v... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It does look like fungal infection with some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We need to address the infection first and then proceed to pigmentation. Please tell what antifungals... Read Full »
Why do I have itching and burning sensation on my penis?
Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Oxra 5mg tablet for diabetes, and due to this I had excessive urination. I got a fungal infection on the skin of my penis with a burning sensation and itching. I got this problem two weeks ago when I was on Oxra. I consulted a skin specialist and he prescribed Itraconazole... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Candidal balanoposthitis is a very common fungal infection of the glans and prepuce of the penis. It is usually seen in poorly-controlled diabetics. Also, the treatment course you have taken is incomplete. Usually, the antifungal cream needs to be applied daily... Read Full »
I need a second opinion on my oral thrush. What could be causing this?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an oral thrush. I was taking Candid Mouth Paint and Hexidine Mouth Wash to clear it. It was cleared after two days of using but after two days it started to get black in color. I was still using the above medications, but now I have stopped taking the all oral medication... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern about your erythematous tongue. As per your history, symptoms, and signs, it seems to me that you are having a drug-induced lichenoid reaction. Kindly let me know if you have taken any painkillers... Read Full »