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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can scrotal dermatitis cause itching in the vagina of the partner after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 44-year-old male, and I have an itchy and reddish scrotum. Nine years ago, I had a fungal infection, and after treatment, it subsided. Since then, I have had few minor breakouts of fungal infection now and then, which were treated with Fluconazole and Candid cream. Four years ago, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The photograph attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is scrotal dermatitis. It is a feature of lichen simplex chronicus which means your itching aggravates the condition, and once you stop itching, the condition will also subside. I would su...  Read Full »

Why am I having frequent painful urination after scratching myself while using a tampon?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I scratched myself, while I was using a tampon. Now I have a pressing urge to use the bathroom every 10 minutes. Every time only a little pee comes out, it stings a lot and has a bit of blood in it. Is this a vaginal scratch or a yeast infection? Should I see my doctor? I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could be due to loss of thin lining of the vagina or infected tampon or urinary tract infection. All I can advise is until you recover, stop using tampons and avoid sexual intercourse if you are sexually active. Have a routine urine test for any infections. If a...  Read Full »

How can we treat atopy with fungal infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have darkened round spots on the chest for the past six months, which does not change or spread. Can you please tell me what it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Befor I could help with your complaint, I need you to answer the following questions. Do you have a history of atopy/allergies? Are you a diabetic patient? Do you have any spreading lesions/borders? Do you have any history of fungal infection in the past? Is ther...  Read Full »

Why does whitish itchy rashes appear and how can they be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having winter rashes, the picture of which I have attached. Can you help me with what I have to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), it is clear that you are having whitish itchy skin lesions, which may result from fungal or yeast infection or allergies. I would suggest: Oral administration of Antihistamines to treat your itchin...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for itchy red rashes in inner thighs.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a severe red rash problem on both of my inner thighs. The rashes are itchy and it has destroyed my life completely. It looks like ringworm or jock-itch. In the past, I was suffering from the same thing. But at that time, it was scaly and I had a liquid coming out with...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have tinea. Since it is expensive, you need to take proper treatment using oral antifungals to clear the infection. You should stop using Dipsalic (Betamethasone with Salicyclic acid) ...  Read Full »

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