Common "Ketoconazole" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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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 Kumar 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 red....  Read Full »

What is the dry skin condition which does not itch but spreads?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin issue that I had for many years and no doctor has given me a diagnosis or even treatment. It does not itch or cause any feeling but it spreads and feels very dry to touch.   Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your brief history from the picture, it looks to be fungal infection (Tinea versicolor). Do not worry as it would take two to six weeks to fade off with proper treatment and few measures....  Read Full »

Can ketoconazole cause anxiety?

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 »

I suffer from excessive hair loss. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing significant hair loss beyond the normal range of 50 to 100 strands per day. I am taking Isotretinoin 10 mg and addressing mild dandruff with a two-percent Ketoconazole anti-dandruff shampoo. Please help. Thank you in advance.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your condition appears to be stress-induced telogen effluvium, a type of hair loss resulting from significant stress on the body. To address this issue, I suggest the following. Minimizing stress as it significantly co...  Read Full »

How to cure the allergies present on my face and inner thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have got allergies on my inner thighs. I used all the medicines. But there is no relief. Recently, I went for sonography and found with multiple cysts in the ovary. Due to allergy, the skin of inner thighs got darker, and I have reddish marks with itching on my face....  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your descriptions, it seems that you have developed tinea cruris. It requires a minimum of two to three months to have a complete cure. I would suggest you take tablet Itraconazole 100 mg once daily and use 2 % Miconazole gel local application twice daily for one m...  Read Full »

My mom is suffering from a skin disease. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is suffering from skin disease for the last two months on her palms and bottom part of her legs. She has an itchy feel from inside and usually her hands are getting tight and dry. The upper layer of her palm skin is coming out in patches. Please guide me with the pictures attached.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the given history of your mother. Most likely she is suffering from tinea manuum (fungal infection of hand) and tinea pedis and the second possibility is hand and foot eczema (dyshidrotic ecze...  Read Full »

Is there any risk if Ketakonozole Lotion is swallowed?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I applied KZ Lotion on my scalp. After washing my hands with soap, I ate food as I was hungry. I did not notice any lotion present on my hand but I suspect I had not washed my hands properly. I am currently on Warfarin. Could that minute amount of KZ lotion have adverse effec...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This shampoo has antifungal agents. They are as such, not harmful if taken in very small amounts. Now, if by mistake you have consumed a small amount of it, I do not find any reason to worry, as slight systemic absorption of any lotion or cream applied occurs nor...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my fungal infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having fungal infections on my inner thighs, ankle, arms, and back for about six months now. I have taken 250 mg of Terbinafine for one month along with antifungal cream. But, I did not see any difference. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your descriptions.If you can send pictures then it will be very helpful to us in management. Since you are having fungal infections from last six months, have you tried anything before Terbinafine? I am asking to rule out any applications of topical steroid contain...  Read Full »

I am having itchy anus, dandruff, and body lumps. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been facing two issues for months and the third for years. My first problem is I get itchy in my anus region only at night due to sweat. I try to keep it dry to avoid itching. Please suggest a possible cure. My second issue is I get a flaky type of dandruff on my scalp, which is itc...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I suggest the following remedies for your condition: Apply Anovate cream (Phenylephrine, Beclometasone, and Lidocaine) around the anus. For the second issue, use Ketoconazole shampoo. For the third issu...  Read Full »

I am seeking treatment for a penis foreskin infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Worried because I have experienced some sort of infection in my penis foreskin over the previous week. Kindly suggest some cream for my condition. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have balanoposthitis with balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis involving the foreskin and prepuce is termed balanoposthitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overw...  Read Full »

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