Miconazole

Miconazole is an antifungal agent, which belongs to the imidazole group of drugs, and is used to treat various fungal infection. It is used against jock itch, athlete's feet, skin or vaginal yeast infection, and pityriasis versicolor.

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What should I do to help the skin rashes on groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a slight skin rash on both sides of the groin. I am not sure how long it has been there. I do not have any symptoms like itching. It is slightly worse on the right than the left.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is intertrigo or friction rash. Apply Miconazole ointment or gel twice daily for 15 days, Clotrimazole dusting powder after bath for one month. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night ...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic balanitis with painful swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic. I have chronic balanitis for the past two years. Now there is swelling under the foreskin that can open the foreskin to clean the white dirt. I dip the penis in cold water after excruciating pain and open the foreskin to clean. But the swelling is so much that closing...  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 an ulcerated lesion on the glans penis along with balanitis, which could be due to fungal infection, herpes, chronic abrasion, or other sexual diseases (if there is a hist...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes due to a hen scratch?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, a hen scratched my hand. I do not know if there is a connection, but I got a rash. I used Triderm against fungus infection, and the rash almost disappeared. After that, I got a rash on other parts of the body. The doctor said the skin was dry, and I have dermatitis. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Fucidin cream twice daily in the morning and noon for seven days, Miconazole ointment/gel at night for 15 days. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after dinner for seven days. Avoid scratching or rubbing lesions as it may cause secondary bacterial infectio...  Read Full »

Why do I have reddish discoloration in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a strange red discoloration on the glans of my penis (on the top). At first, I thought maybe it was from rubbing inside the briefs, but it has been there for several months and has become bigger, and it also tends to get dry. A rug burn is the best thing I can say to describe i...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have burning on urination, increased frequency of urination, or irritation? Will you do excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Will you do rough handling? Do you have any contact with irritant or chemical contact? Have you used lubricants and harsh soap?...  Read Full »

Are Candid B and Zole the prompt option for candidal balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from candidial balanitis for the past two months. I was using Candid B (Clotrimaloze and Beclomethasone) ointment twice daily, as prescribed by a doctor. A few days ago, my symptoms seemed to worsen. I decided to try using Zole ointment (Miconazole nitrate) inste...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, can you send photographs of the affected area? For a better understanding of your problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

Why does the penis infection recur after stoppage of Miconazole nitrate gel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some kind of infection (itchy red skin) on my penis hood. I visited one urologist for the same problem. Liver function tests, sugar and thyroid tests werte done. All were normal. He advised me to use Miconazole nitrate gel. I used it and got instant relief. I used it for 20...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must be suffering from balanitis (fungal infection) that is why Miconazole 2 % antifungal cream worked. Do not apply Sternon G (Betamethasone and Gentamicin) as it contains steroid. Please send the current condition clinical photographs so that the oral medications...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis.¬†Kindly suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  Read Full »

How to treat dry vulva with itching and inflammation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having dryness in my vulva region for some weeks now, and it is red. It does not itch, but it is slightly and inflamed. I have attached the photos. I am currently using Citalopram.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and from your brief history and attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like vulvovaginal candidiasis (fungal infection). There is no reason to worry as it will subside within two to four weeks. You can...  Read Full »

Will tiny itchy rashes on feet spread fast?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I have some tiny rashes on my feet. It is so itchy and afraid that they will spread. Are there any creams I should use to stop the itchiness and for it to be gone?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Agrawal

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are the rashes on the sides of toes and feet? What color are they? Please share the pictures.  Read Full »

How to treat glans discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a circular or oval area of discolored skin on the shaft of my penis, near the base. It started as a small circular area that looked very much like ringworm and now, it is much larger. The area of skin is paler than the rest of my penis and it seems to have some red scaling around th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it associated with itching at present? Kindly attach the photos. Please do not use cream containing Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate combination. It is steroid cream and the side effect of using it in the groin area can lead to thinning of the skin and whi...  Read Full »

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