Ketoconazole

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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a clear yellow substance that crusts over my skin pores. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from acne since I was in high school and have used over-the-counter creams such as Benzoyl peroxide. The sides of my nose produce a clear yellow substance that crusts over my pores. When I clean the area and the crust is removed, it then produces the liquid again. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could possibly be an infection of the sebaceous gland. Please provide a picture of your problem. Revert with the pictures to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

How do you get pityriasis versicolor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had some spots on my arms brighter than the rest of my skin, but they were very few and almost invisible. Two months before, I bought a body cream that I thought would make the skin even, but it had the opposite effect. The spots were not present on my legs before, but now ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Take care.  Read Full »

Can pityriasis versicolor recur?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dark spots on my neck and chest. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are the symptoms in it and how long it has been there? Please send few more good quality photographs taken in a natural light from different angles and distances. Regards.  Read Full »

What causes recurrent itchy spots in the butt area?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a small round area in the buttock that was causing itching, and it appeared two to three times last three months. I was applying Dermikem OC Max cream at that time. I consulted a doctor, and he said I am having tinea corporis. The medicines that I have used so far, as per the doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the condition is known as tinea corporis and is very common these days. It is a cutaneous fungal infection that lives in the upper part of the skin epidermis. To fight against it, the s...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for swelling in the glans penis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a diabetic and on insulin medication. This week, I got a layer of smegma on the glans of my penis. Because of that itching, started and on the second-day smegma, layer got removed. But I got a swelling on the head of my penis. Now the swelling is almost closing th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like balanitis (swelling of the glans penis), which is most probably due to a fungal infection, provided there is no history of any recent risky unprotected sexual exposu...  Read Full »

How is an itchy scalp treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itchy scalp and have started losing hair. Can I get help on this?  Read Full »


Dr. Joydeep Singha

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have probably seborrheic capitis (an eczema). I suggest Ketoconazole shampoo on alternate day. Keep in contact with scalp for 7 to 10 minutes in each application and continue it for three to six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and ...  Read Full »

Will Nizoral and Sebowash shampoo together help with my refractory dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have refractory dandruff with hair fall. Can I use Nizoral and Sebowash together? Which oil should I use coconut or olive?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of increased hair shedding. If I was your treating doctor, I would have asked you to use an antidandruff lotion/shampoo e.g 2% Ketoconazole shampoo (Ni...  Read Full »

What is the cause for fungal infection in private area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. My weight is 67 kg, and I am 5'6" feet tall. I have a fungal infection in private areas. I am feeling pain and have an infection for the past two to three weeks. I have only one lesion, but now it is increasing on the glans. Please suggest. I am currently tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the photo, it does not look like a fungal infection as there are clear cut nodular lesions. Is there any history of risky sexual exposure recently? An...  Read Full »

Why does my long standing black mark suddenly turned with rashes and inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black skin mark on my buttocks for the past three years, but now I have inflammation, rashes, and dicomfort. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the photos, it looks like an acute on chronic (recent episode on an already present condition) fungal infection / Tinea cruris. There is no need for p...  Read Full »

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