Antifungal

About "Antifungal"

Antifungals are used to treat fungal infections that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Some of the common fungal infections are athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis, fungal nail infection, severe dandruff, etc. Antifungals are available in topical, oral, intravenous, and intravaginal forms.

Related Terms: Fungal Infection, Clotrimazole, Fluconazole, Topical Antifungal, Itraconazole, Terbinafine, Fungal Infection Of The Groin

Recently Answered Questions


Can antifungal treatment cure dandruff and hair loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a test report for fungal overgrowth. Can you please look at the report and let me know if you suggest an antifungal treatment? I also have a lot of dandruff in my head and hair loss.  Read Full »
Dr. Manish Purohit
Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your report and have found a fungal growth. Before going to suggest you the treatment, I would like to know some more things. Send me the following details. Your occupation, what specimen you submitted, what is your clinical complaint, how long you are suffe...  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 »
Dr. Rashmi Singh
Dermatologist

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 y...  Read Full »
 
Suffering from balanitis. Using an anti-fungal cream candid-B. The symptoms start again after I stop using the cream.
Query: Hi, I am suffering from balanitis since last month. I am using an antifungal cream (candid B) to avoid it. Till the time I use antifungal cream all rashes/infection disapper, but once I stop applying the cream all symptoms start again.  Sympoms are: Red skin around head of penis and itchiness aft...  Read Full »
Dr. Meha Malhotra
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor because balanitis has several other causes as well and fungal infection is one of them. Get a fasting and post prandial blood sugar done and please send me a few details: Have you noticed any swellings in your groin area ? Do you ...  Read Full »
 
Is it safe to apply antifungal cream on the tip of penis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been itching on my tip of the penis, which also becomes red due to itch. Is it safe to apply any antifungal cream on the tip of the penis? Please suggest some good antifungal cream.  Read Full »
Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com.  I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern.  Read Full »
 
General Measures Against Fungal Infection and Use of Antifungal Agents
Article Overview: This article discusses about the commonly used antifungal agents and general measures to prevent dermatophytosis (ringworm or tinea), which is very common during summer.  Read Article »
Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dermatologist

Antifungal agents are usually applied for two to three weeks twice daily. Over application can irritate sensitive and damaged skin. The following are the different antifungal agents that are used for various fungal infections. Imidazoles, which include Miconazole 2%, Clotrimazole 1 ...  Read Article »
 
I have itching of scrotum from two weeks. Please suggest anti-fungal medicines.
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing itching of the scrotum, below the scrotum area as well as in the tip of the foreskin. There is a dry and inflamed area on the right scrotum area. There is inflammation of the tip of fore skin. There is inflammation of the area below the scrotum. I am experiencing it...  Read Full »
Dr. Sandeep Golla
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be balanoposthitis. Apply Aloederm gel (Aloe vera and Glycerine) first on the washed and dried affected area. Apply Efficort cream (Hydrocortisone) 0.127 %. Use it until the redness subsides. Apply Eberwin (Eberconazole) 1 % cream at bedtime. Continue...  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
Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
 
Lulifin lotion dropped into eyes accidentally. Does it require any first aid?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom accidentally dropped the Lulifin lotion into my eyes. Is there any first aid treatment or should I contact the doctor? Please tell me. I am scared.  Read Full »
Dr. Zubair A Shaikh
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lulifin is an antifungal lotion. You should immediately do an eye wash with clean water, and continue this for at least 20 to 30 minutes. You can get some antibiotics steroid eye drops and apply for three times a day for 4 to 5 days. Please remember that if your vision ...  Read Full »
 
Can there be any adverse side effects if minute amount of KZ lotion is ingested?
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...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »
 
Whom should I consult for a rash that appeared after unprotected sex?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex about one and a half month ago. A few days later, I saw a few things that concerned me. So, about a week later, I got tested for all the common STDs and the results came back negative. But, I am still having the same issue, but not as bad as before. I have been havin...  Read Full »
Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B
Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should apply antifungal ointment for some more time. Also, you may need oral antimicrobials and antifungal. Doxycycline can be tried for two weeks with continuation of ointment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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