Tinea Corporis

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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How to manage the itching felt on my anus and the surrounding cracks?

Query: Hi doctor, My anus and the surrounding crack are substantially lighter than the rest of my skin. It makes me think of vitiligo with the way it looks. But I have no idea about what it is. I have no idea how long it has been like this as I typically never looked at the said region. I only noticed i...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a fungal infection called Tinea corporis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply 1 percent Luliconazole cream twice daily in the morning and night for 4 weeks. Avoid scratching and rubbing of lesions. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after ...  Read Full »

I have had an infection in the butt for ore than one year. Why is it not healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an infection in the butt for more than a year and have taken many medicines, but it is still not healing. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition is known as Tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial fungal skin infection that can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails. I would suggest the following medicines: Capsule Sy...  Read Full »

I have had skin problems in the inner parts for the past 30 days that did not improve with dusting powder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have skin problems in the inner parts for the past 30 days, so I need to get out of this. I tried using dusting powder, and no use in it  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, skin area, and nails. I suggest the following medicines for two weeks, then follow up. Capsule Syntra...  Read Full »

I have itching which does not respond to topical antifungal and steroid creams. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have itching, and I am applying Econazole Nitrate 1% + Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1 topically, but it is not very effective.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with the nails. I would suggest you to use the following medicines for two week...  Read Full »

Why does my skin infection reappear even after treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting repeated skin infections for the last eight to nine months on the back of my thighs. Please suggest medications for permanent resolving skin infections. I have attached a photograph. I had a similar type of infection on the thighs previously, but it was cured two ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the image attached (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity). The skin lesion is tinea corporis; it is a fungal infection. You will need at least four to six weeks of antifungal course for permanent clearance. Also, get a liver function tes...  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 Narayankutty

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 go...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of the eczema on my buttock that I have had for the past six months?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got eczema for the past six months, and it is increasing day by day. Before, it was on my buttock. But, suddenly, my stomach was itchy, and I got it there also. I have used many topical creams like Dexanol, Daktacort hydrocortisone. It seems to go away but comes back severe. It flar...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. The condition you have mentioned is not eczema. It is a superficial skin infection known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It can affect your groin, buttocks, or any area of the skin and nails. I suggest you stop using steroid creams that y...  Read Full »

What is the shiny and white bump on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a shiny and white color bump on my penis. I had used Clotrimazole cream. But it is not getting better, and now it is itching. What can I do? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions to help you better, 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Do you have the same bump elsewhere in your body? 3) Is it itching? 4) Do you have pain or a burning sensation? Thank you.   Read Full »

I have several itchy lesions on my body, and I sweat a lot. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have several itchy lesions on my body, both buttocks, on the right cheek, under the beard, and between eyebrows, which started two months ago. I stay in a humid place and sweat a lot. I tried to use miconazole cream on lesions, but it has not stopped the spread. A few months back, I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Yes, the condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area, along with nails. The face and forehead look more like seborrheic dermatitis caus...  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 »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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/d...  Read Full »

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