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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How to get rid of jock itch overnight?

Query: Hello doctor, I was infected with a fungal infection (jock itch) when I was 14 years old, and I am 36 years old now. I tried all kinds of fungal creams, but it relieves only temporarily. And recently, I had another episode with severe itching. The skin of my scrotum is getting scaly. I have lost h...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send few good quality photographs taken under natural light. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

I am so scared that I suffer from fungal infection for the past one year. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an i-phone application developer. I am suffering from fungal infection for the past one year. It is like ringworms. I am so scared. I am currently on Syntran 200 mg, Histafree 180 mg, Hicope and Onabet B cream. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned using Panderm and Terbinaforce plus cream. Both of them contain steroids and lead to worsening of fungal infection rather than cure. You should stop using them immediately. You have not mentioned the duration of use of Syntran capsule and Onabet B cr...  Read Full »

What causes black spots on foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 years old man, who had swelling and burning on my penis two months back. That time, I applied an antifungal cream, so it became normal, but after a few days, it started again. I applied the same cream again, and the swelling and burning went away. But now, I feel that my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is getting normal with antifungal cream, then it means that it is a fungal infection. So, if you are getting it again and again, then you should start oral antifungal tablets. I suggest you try taking tablet Itraconazole 100 mg twice for seven days along with a...  Read Full »

Why does the penis change color?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 87 kg and height is 184 cm. For the last four to five days, I began to observe that my penis shaft skin is changing the color from black (actual color) to brown (near to my body skin color). Also, I observed that some flat black mole kind of dots appear...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, it is a fungal infection only. Remaining mole like skin is nothing but, unaffected patches. Penile area does not get involved in fungal infection, but sometimes it happens. I would suggest you not get panicked and apply an antifungal cream same as you are usi...  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

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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 »

There are rashes in baby for the past one week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed rashes in baby since last week. I have applied Sudocream as advised by a doctor. I have also changed the nappy brand. But now there are small bumps on the back too. Here is the photo from one week and today.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are facing with your child. Baby diaper rash is one of the most common problems encountered with the babies. Keep the private areas dry, clean and hygienic. Clean up soon after baby passes stool. Do not allow moisture to build up in di...  Read Full »

How to treat glans discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a circular or oval area of discolored skin on the shaft of my penis, near the base. It started as a small circular area that looked very much like ringworm and now, it is much larger. The area of skin is paler than the rest of my penis and it seems to have some red scaling around th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it associated with itching at present? Kindly attach the photos. Please do not use cream containing Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate combination. It is steroid cream and the side effect of using it in the groin area can lead to thinning of the skin and whi...  Read Full »

I have small, round and itchy growth on shaft. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, This is really nerve racking but I noticed these growth on my shaft (fold area) that are very small and round. They tend to itch quite often especially when touched. I can attach an picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that the growth over the shaft of your penis has been disconcerting to you. It has a scabies look, which is caused by a small mite. For confirming the diagnosis, I need to know how long are you having this? Do you have itching over any other area in your body? Do ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to apply antifungal cream on the tip of penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been itching on my tip of the penis, which also becomes red due to itch. Is it safe to apply any antifungal cream on the tip of the penis? Please suggest some good antifungal cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com.  I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

How can I treat ringworm infection on buttocks and vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have about 4 inches of patches of ringworms on both of my buttocks and a 3-inch patch on my vaginal area. I am using Covate GM cream for the treatment but it is not showing any results. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have ringworm infection, kindly use oral and topical antifungal agents. If it is very red, mild steroid combined with an antifungal agent is to be used. You will get better after treatment.  Read Full »

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