Tineo corporis, otherwise called ringworm, is a common fungal infection caused by Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton. It is called ringworm infection because the skin lesion resembles a worm that is shaped like a ring. This infection spreads rapidly from one part of the body to another.
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Why does my fungal infection keep coming back?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering for the past two months supposedly some fungal infection on the wrist of my right hand. It is circular and expands into a ring red in color. I have been using Candid B cream but as it goes away it comes back again and increases in size. When it expands, white pus-like sma... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history is strongly in favor of tinea corporis. Tinea Corporis is a fungal infection, usually a consequence of excessive sweating, occlusion, and friction. If not treated correctly, it tends to keep recurring. Candid B is a combination of an antifungal with steroid... Read Full »
I have been suffering from a ringworm infection for the last two years. Kindly suggest a treatment.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a ringworm infection for the last two years. I consulted many doctors, but it did not solve my problem. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) provided by your end, and I understand your concern. Ringworm or Tinea corporis infection needs consistent treatment and usually recurs due to stagnation of moisture and ... Read Full »
I am suffering from a fungal infection with red bumps on the back and below my neck after unprotected sex. Do I have STI?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with a commercial sex worker nine months ago. Three weeks after the unprotected sex, I got infected with a fungal infection and red bumps on the back and below the neck. And then, I had multiple skin infections, which I never had before. After nine months, I got test... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have developed tinea corporis. Nothing serious; your all investigations are normal. Please follow a few instructions mentioned below. In addition, ap... Read Full »
What is the reason for rashes all over the body of my 4.5-month-old baby?
Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5 months old baby girl was diagnosed with scabies before a month. Her pediatrician advised to apply Permethrin both for mother and baby. After applying she got new rashes all over the body, especially on face, around cheeks and both lower legs, feet and sole. Now on her back three or... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs of the lesion. She might be suffering from atopic dermatitis. I can able to give a definite diagnosis only after seeing the lesion. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/de... Read Full »
I have been suffering from an itchy fungal infection that has caused red rashes all over my body. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and have been suffering from a fungal infection. It has an itching sensation and causes a red rash all over my body, leaving marks as it dries up. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history provided, they may be Tinea corporis. Tinea is a fungal infection affecting various areas of the body and spreads fast, and is contagious. Although it is not a life-threatening problem, it is a skin infec... Read Full »
Why is there an itchy rash on my hips and lower back that is not going away even after using antifungal cream?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my hips and lower back for the past few months. The rash is mildly itchy, but I am worried as it is not going away. It tends to fade at times, and at other times, it becomes more prominent. I even consulted a doctor who suggested it was a fungal infection and presc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are having tinea cruris or tinea corporis. I suggest you use the Terbinafine (antifungal) cream topically twice daily and take a tablet of Terbinafine 250 milligrams once daily for two weeks. Kindl... Read Full »
Can Terbinaforce Plus cream be used for ringworm infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having ring like patches all over the body for the past five months. I have itching all over the body including private parts and now it spreads to face as well. I had Griseofulvin tablets, Liv-Cet-5 twice daily and Terbinaforce Plus cream for the last 2 months. But, it did not cure... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have used Terbinaforce plus cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole and Terbinafine) as it contains Clobetasol which is a steroid. It aggravates fungal infection and does not get it cured. You should take capsule Itracon... Read Full »
I have small clustered pimples and bumps near the ankle and it itches. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have small clustered pimples near the ankle that itch. There are also mosquito bite-like bumps are seen around different body parts. I am having capsule Itraconazole 200 mg and using Terbinafine cream. I have itching in the genital area, bumps on the testicles, and redness on the lower ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there appear to be eczema lesions and fungal infections called Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris. Eczema usually occurs due to a hypersensitivity reaction of your skin to... Read Full »
I have two symmetrical rashes, about three millimeters in diameter, on my back. How do I treat them?
Query: Hi doctor, I have two symmetrical rashes, each about three millimeters in diameter, on my back. I noticed them about a month ago and used 1 % Clotrimazole twice daily without much change. I am on 150 mg of Fluconazole per week, but the family medicine physician I just saw is not convinced it is ring... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is Tinea corporis (fungal infection). I suggest the following, Avoid steroid cream application as it may worsen the lesion. Apply Luliconazole cream twice daily in the morning and night for three weeks. Apply Miconazole cream in... Read Full »
Why is Oxiconazole cream and tablet Fluconazole not working for my fungal infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fungal infection in the back of head for past three years. At first a pharmacist counsel me to use Oxiconazole 1 % cream twice a day in the infected area and to take tablet Fluconazole 200 mg twice a week. I followed his advise and I noticed some improvement within ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your condition is known as Tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial fungal skin infection. It can affect the neck, trunk, groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails too. Kindly use the following medicines ... Read Full »