Tinea is a fungal skin infection that commonly affects the groin, feet, scalp, and body folds. The types of tinea are ringworm of the scalp and body, athlete's foot, jock itch, and onychomycosis (nail infection). It results in symptoms like itching, burning, cracking, blisters, discoloration of nails, and bald spots on the scalp.

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I have a repeated episode of tinea infection on my butt which did not improve with Clotrimazole. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I guess I am having a tinea infection on my butt for three months now. I have used Clotrimazole, but it did not improve, has now increased in size, and covers various parts of the butt. I also had this one year ago. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. 1. Take baths with Ketostar (Cetrimide and Ketoconazole) soap twice a day. 2. Apply Lofatin (Luliconazole) lotion twice a day. 3. Take one tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg after food twice a week for four weeks and th...  Read Full »

Why is the itching in my groin and buttock area not subsiding despite using antifungals?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have had itching in my groin and buttock area for a month. Two months ago, I was diagnosed with tinea cruris; however, it was cured after taking the tablet Itraconazole 200 mg, cream Luliconazole, Clotrimazole powder, and Miconazole 2 % cream. For my current...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your complaints and the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like tinea, which is a fungal infection. I would recommend you take oral and topical antifungals. Take capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice d...  Read Full »

Why are these itchy patches in my pubic area repeatedly occurring?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year old male with repeated ringworm infection. This started about a year ago with small itchy patches in the groin area high up on inner thighs and pubic area. These would go away with the use of Candid-B cream and Canditral and Itrasys only to return in 10 to 15 days after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrence of tinea is most commonly due to either incomplete treatment or wrong medication most commonly the combination of a topical steroid with a topical antifungal e.g Candid-B (Beclometasone Topical and Clotrimazole Topical) or other similar preparations. Topi...  Read Full »

My wife is suffering from itching and rashes that is spreading rapidly to other body parts. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had an itching and rashes problem around private parts, including the lower side of the stomach and thigh area. Initially, it was a small patch; but it spread slowly. The patches spread to all areas below her navel; now, there are big patches below the navel and thigh area. We ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history you have provided and the images shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is a fungal infection called Tinea. Tinea spreads fast and is contagious. It is not a life-threatening problem. It is a skin infection that completely ...  Read Full »

What is the cause of a white patch on my baby's scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three months old and he recently got a white patch on his scrotum. Is it normal or do I have a reason to be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the baby is three months, it could be a birthmark that has developed. Some birthmarks come early in life and some later on such as white spots, dark blackish spots, moles and so on. Another condition is called jock itch caused by infection due to tinea which i...  Read Full »

I am a swimmer and my rashes just got better with a steroid cream. Can I hit the pool?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using Betamethasone valerate (0.12 %) for three weeks (with occlusion) on my left and right knee to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Now that the rash is gone, I was advised to stop applying the topical cortisone. My question is since I am a professional swimmer, is it saf...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. If your previous skin lesions are healed now, then you definitely need to stop steroids. Regarding an infection, particularly tinea, develops with steroids and moist skin. Just wait for two to three days, and then you can go to the poo...  Read Full »

I am a 42-year-old with some lumps and painful itching in my thighs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had skin problems. In my thigh, I have some lumps and itching with pain. I felt pain in my whole body. My age is 42, and my weight is 110 kg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After viewing the picture (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) and reading your problem, I see that you suffer from a fungal infection over the skin of your thigh called Tinea. This common problem usually happens wi...  Read Full »

Area between thigh and abdomen is dark. Please suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor,The joint area between my thigh and abdomen has become darker than the normal skin tone. The skin texture has also changed and itches a lot. When I scratch in the dry condition, flake-like particles come out of it. I am not sure whether it is a fungal infection or something else. It irr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thigh folds and armpits are usually a little dark compared to normal skin tone. This is because of constant friction, sweating, and hormonal influence. If you are really worried about skin tone in that area, there are a few medications that can help, like Kojic acid crea...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for dry patches in the corners of the mouth in a four-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My four year old son has a one-inch dry scaly pink (sometimes red) patch next to the corner of his mouth. He is healthy. He uses hypoallergenic sunscreen at his camps. It has been five weeks and it is not getting better. He does not have a history of eczema, etc. It does not itch or hu...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems like your son has either have pityriasis alba, impetigo or cheilitis (perioral dermatitis). Stop all applications and get a review with a picture at the earliest. Revert with more information to a de...  Read Full »

Will the application of steroids on the affected area aggravate tinea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the photo of the affected area for your reference. I have severe itching in the back of my thighs, buttocks, and around my genital parts. There is a reddish round shape allergy and bumps on the affected area. The itching in this area is so bad, and I am having itching in o...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is tinea, also known as dermatophytosis, a type of fungal infection. Stop Candid-B cream (Clotrimazole with Beclometasone), as it has steroids and will only worsen this conditi...  Read Full »

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