Ketoconazole is a medicine used to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot, ringworm infections, seborrheic dermatitis, and skin yeast infection. It is available in shampoo, cream, foam, and gel form. The common side effects include nausea, headache, liver problems, and redness in the area of application.

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What is the treatment for dry patches in the corners of the mouth in a four-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My four year old son has a one-inch dry scaly pink (sometimes red) patch next to the corner of his mouth. He is healthy. He uses hypoallergenic sunscreen at his camps. It has been five weeks and it is not getting better. He does not have a history of eczema, etc. It does not itch or hu...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems like your son has either have pityriasis alba, impetigo or cheilitis (perioral dermatitis). Stop all applications and get a review with a picture at the earliest. Revert with more information to a de...  Read Full »

I have two circles close to each other on my back. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two circles close together on my back. Each one is just under 1/2 cm to 3/4 cm in diameter. Any feedback would be appreciated.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, It looks like you have pityriasis versicolor, a form of a superficial cutaneous fungal infection. It is caused by a fungus called Malessezia Furfur. As the name suggests, it can be of various colors like dark, light, skin-colored, or ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the picture and tell me if I have an oral thrush?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a depapillation of the tongue. As it is reddish, it seems to be a vitamin B complex deficiency. But, as the pictures are not in natural light, I cannot comment for sure. It can b...  Read Full »

Taking Ketoconazole for minor penile fracture, causing anxiety disorder, Is there any treatment?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had a minor penile fracture and the doctor recommended Ketoconazole to stop erection. But I am suffering from anxiety disorder and I have heard that one of the side effects of Ketoconazole is depression. Will this medicine add to my anxiety? Should I continue to take this medicine? P...  Read Full »

Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ketoconazole is an anti fungal drug. It is used to treat various fungal infections. Your doctor might have prescribed this drug because it causes less interest in sex and so that the erection can be prevented because of the action of the drug. And yes, dep...  Read Full »

What is the reason for going bald at a young age and not having much hair in my beard?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old male, height 5 feet and 5 inches and weight 66 kg. I first started experiencing hair fall a year ago, and after taking homeopathy treatment, there was a good improvement in a couple of months. I did not have any hair fall for eight to nine months. But, from the last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hair fall you are experiencing might be androgenetic alopecia, and this is a genetic condition. This happens if your father or other family members are bald. Usually, the genetic baldness starts from the age of 20 to 25 and gradually progresses. A fall of up to 1...  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 »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medications or creams to relieve the intense itching in my hip.

Query: Hi doctor,I have intense itching on my hips, and I have attached some pictures. It will help if you suggest some medicine or cream put on the itching area.Also, please let me know the generic name of the medicine or cream as I am traveling to many countries.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi,Welcome to What is the duration of the disease?2) Do you have any lesions in the groin folds?3) Do you have any other medical problems for which you are taking medications?Kindly revert with the answers.  Read Full »

Why do I get ringworm again and again?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from ringworm in the buttock area for the past three years. I am tired of taking medications. Though I follow good hygiene, the infection is reoccurring within a month. It started with a slight itching, and now it has got worse. Our dog is also suffering from ringworm. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. Fungal infections are known for its recurrence. The presence of moisture exacerbates these infections. I suggest you use plain fungal creams like Sebifin cream (Terbinafine) and oral antifungal tablets, which had a good response. ...  Read Full »

I have a fungal infection under my inner thigh. Kindly suggest some medication.

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed some fungal infection under my inner thigh. It is itching badly. It is red and round with elevated outer edges. It is very close to scrotum. It first developed two weeks before. When I applied Clotrimazole it got cured but recurred again now. Can you advise some medicatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fungal infection indeed is very problematic if it becomes recurrent. First of all you keep the following precaution in mind. Do not keep the area wet at all. Use powder frequently to keep it dry. Avoid itching and do not scratch it. Change the undergarments regularly. A...  Read Full »

Can moles get dry and start peeling?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had a mole on my ear. It started peeling and flaking like dandruff. I noticed the peeling a week ago. There is no itching and bleeding, and there is no change in shape. But I am concerned about the peeling. I do have dandruff, but not sure if this would be on a mole.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

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