Topical Antifungal

Topical antifungals are cream, gels, shampoo, sprays, powders, and ointments, which are applied directly to the skin, hair, nail, mouth, or vagina. They are used to treat fungal infections like candidiasis, ringworm infection, jock itch, etc.

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I noticed red bumps or spots on my penis head three months ago and applied topical antifungal medications, but they did not work well. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am absolutely fine, and I do not have any laboratory reports. I noticed red bumps or spots on my penis head three months ago. I applied some topical anti-fungal medications, but they did not work well. Please guide me. I can send the images if required.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please share the images of the affected area. There are no chances of sexually transmitted infection because you did not have unprotected intercourse. I suggest you undergo the following tests: Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA)...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the itchiness and irritation that I experience due to the big black patch on my buttocks and thighs?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a big black patch on my buttocks and thighs. Sometimes, I experience itching and irritation in that area. I took medications to get rid of it, but it keeps repeating. I applied neem oil and antifungal cream to the affected area. I am taking the capsule Itrasys 100 mg and the tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for four weeks, Abzorb T (Terbinafine) cream for 20 days, and use a Dersil AF (Ketoconazole) body wash twice daily for two months (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their conse...  Read Full »

How to cure my skin rashes that spread even after treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female suffering from a skin infection in the groin and thigh for the last two months. The infected area is itching, and there were reddish circular rashes. After I used the tea tree oil, it spread too much. Then I used the Clotrimazole cream but did not notice any c...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I think you are suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks. It can be treated with anti-fungal tablets and creams. Do not use soap over...  Read Full »

Will a tight fit dress cause recurring fungal infections in the thighs and hips?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 29 years old. I have ring worm infection on my hips for past three days. I am using a cream but it did not help. I always wear a tight fit dress for work. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi,Welcome to may be suffering from fungal infection which commonly affects inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by anti-fungal tablets and creams. Do not use soap over that area. Do not use steroid containing combination creams like Fourderm (Neomycin), Panderm...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an itchy red patch on my leg which is round in shape. Is it ringworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an itchy red patch on my leg for about a week, growing bigger and worse. It is round in shape. I am wondering if it could be ringworm. I can share pictures.Kindly help with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have checked your attached file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You gave a history of acute onset, one-week duration, and the lesion is itchy. I could see a solitary, red circular patch which is fine scaly over the patch.The first suspect is the...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for candidal balanitis.

Query: Hi, I am suffering from balanitis since last month. I am using an antifungal cream (candid B) to avoid it. Till the time I use antifungal cream all rashes/infection disapper, but once I stop applying the cream all symptoms start again.  Sympoms are: Red skin around head of penis and itchiness aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor because balanitis has several other causes as well and fungal infection is one of them. Get a fasting and post prandial blood sugar done and please send me a few details: Have you noticed any swellings in your groin area ? Do you ...  Read Full »

I have a fungal infection in my right hand. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have one red spot on my right hand, which is a fungal infection. Sometimes, it will grow in other body parts like stomach or legs, but then automatically disappears in 2 to 3 days. I am so worried. What to do? What is the treatment for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have you applied any creams? Do you have a history of diabetes or hypertension? In the case of a fungal infection, you can try using Onabet (Sertaconazole) cream or Episert (Sertaconazole) cream or DK gel (Miconazole), twice a day. But if there is a recurrence, then o...  Read Full »

How contagious is HFMD in adults?

Query: Hello doctor,A 30-years-old male has lesions on his soles, hands, knees, and elbows. He had a fever for two days last week. Does it suggestive of hand, foot, and mouth disease?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There are multiple flat red rashes on the hand and foot. Painful blisters with a red rash on the hands and soles in a young child under 5-years can diagnose HFMD (hand, foot,...  Read Full »

Do I need to continue the prescribed medicines after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage 15 days back, my TSH is 4.19, hemoglobin is 12.1 g/dL, height is 5 feet, weight is 68 kg, and blood sugar is 54 and 116 mg/dL. Now my doctor has prescribed me with a lot of medicines like Thyroxine, Glyciphage, Aldactone 100, Terbinafine 250, etc. I have some itching i...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. All is not over, as your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seem normal to me. Continue the thyroid medication. Your ideal weight for your height would be 50 kg. So, try to reduce weight using diet and exerc...  Read Full »

Why am I having rashes forming on the groin area?

Query: Hello, I noticed rashes forming from groin and spreading up to stomach and chest area. I have attached the reports and photos here, kindly go through it.   Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. It appears to be due to scabies or fungal infection. I would like to know the following details: What is your age? What are all the symptoms that you ha...  Read Full »

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