Sertaconazole belongs to the imidazole class of antifungal medications. It treats fungal infection caused by tinea pedis like athlete's foot, by slowing the growth of the fungi.
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What is the treatment for penis pain due to balanoposthitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I had mild penis pain below the glans. The doctor checked and informed minimal balanoposthitis. I took Microdox 100 for 15 days, Zocon for seven days, Gabapentin for 15 days. There was a relief. He asked me to apply Onabet cream for 15 days. When I apply Onabet cream it relieves me but... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is balanoposthitis by your description. It is due to a candidial yeast infection. Which will flare according to our immunity. It is not contagious and not harmful. Get your fasting and postprandial blood sugar and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels d... Read Full »
What medicine can help itching in the thighs and underarms?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 57-year-old male. My weight is 75 kg. I do not have BP problems or diabetes. I have been suffering from itching near the thighs and underarm area for the last two months. I have taken Terbinafine 250 mg once daily and Luliconazole cream for six weeks. Since the last two to three ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be intertrigo secondary to candidal yeast infection. You should stop using the Terbinafine tablet and try Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg capsule. Have it once daily for four weeks. Read Full »
Can I use Pacroma cream to help with intense itching in my buttocks?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an intense itching in my buttocks. I usually suffer heavy itching problem throughout my day. I apply Pacroma in my buttocks. Also, I apply an antifungal powder which gives me only temporary relief. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach two to three clear pictures of the affected area for better evaluation and guidance. Since when are you having these issues? Are you applying Pacroma Cream (Pimecrolimus topical) under the advice of your dermatologist? 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 »
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... Read Full »
How to get rid of red and white hard lumps on my scalp?
Query: Hello doctor,I have these red and white hard lumps on my scalp. Some are not lumpy but, are just marks. Can you tell me what they are and how to get rid of them? I have dandruff as well. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be pityriasis sicca. The diagnosis can be confirmed with a trichoscopy and skin biopsy. Consider the application of Onabet B lotion (Beclomethasone and Sertaconazole) at bed time over the scalp for 14 days. Use a shampoo that contains 2 % Ketoconazole... Read Full »
There are some cuts on my foreskin and it burns a little. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old unmarried male, a diabetic as well as BP patient. From the last two weeks, I have a problem in the foreskin of my penis. There are some cut marks in the top part of the foreskin of my penis which makes me feel a sensational burn when I pull the foreskin. I have appli... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an infection due to diabetes. I suggest you to take capsule Itraconazole (antifungal) 100 mg twice daily for a week. Take this capsule immediately after food. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their cons... Read Full »
Could a hair mask be the reason for vulvar dermatitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I think I have dermatitis in the vulva, and my gynecologist advised me to get a dermatologist's opinion. I used a hair mask one month ago. While rinsing the hair mask, it came in contact with my genitals, causing redness, itchiness, burning sensation, and a watery discharge. I took a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the information. From your statement, it looks like contact dermatitis with superimposed infection. It is normal to have candida in genital areas, but if it causes curdy white discharge and itching, it is a matter of concern. For the time being... Read Full »
I am experiencing itching genitalia. Can you please suggest some medication?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I am suffering from itching genitalia for over one week and the severity would range from low to medium. It is mostly due to sweating in that area. I had applied Topinate cream. Right now, I have severe itching on my genitals, that is testicles, and also the area belo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are normal. The liver function test is slightly raised, but there is no need to worry about such levels. The ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is raised. Blood sugar levels are no... Read Full »
How to cure the itching and color change in my buttocks for the past four years?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks since 4 years. Due to this severe itching sensation was there and also my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me to get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicine. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) provided by you. You seem to have a fungal infection of skin called tinea cruris. It is commonly called as ringworm. Due to inappropriate treatment it might have spread extensively. ... Read Full »
How to get rid of itchy groin?
Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy boils on the scrotum and groin areas. During the day, I feel too itchy, and due to the itching, I have developed rashes which are painful. When I try to break them, it starts to bleed. Sometimes, I have the itchiness during the night as well. I have attached an image for y... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does look like a fungal infection. Due to the application of steroid-based products, the clinical picture has been altered. The use of a steroid-based product for a fun... Read Full »