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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 have white patches on my cheeks and gums. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeing white stuff in my mouth. I see more in quantity in inner cheeks and gums when I wake up in the morning. It has been four weeks. It can be scraped off using the finger. I consulted a dentist nearby and she told me it might be leukoplakia and it goes away by itself in a few d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreekesh Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see you can scrape off your lesions, then it will not be leukoplakia because it is thickened, white patches that form on your gums, the insides of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and, sometimes, your tongue. These patches cannot be scraped off. So, I ...  Read Full »

I have had a fungal infection on my upper thighs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a fungal infection on my upper thighs for the last seven months. Various treatments have been done, but it is always the same process in which it starts getting better, then it gets dry and itchy, or it turns black and the infection comes back within a few days. Right now, I am u...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Fungal infection indeed is a very problematic condition if it becomes recurrent. I suggest you take the following precautions - Do not keep the area wet and use powder frequently to dry it. Do not scratch it. Do not apply steroid creams...  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

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 diaper...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

When will rashes go away after using Miconazole cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a rash on my neck for the past one year. It is pinkish, oval in shape and about two centimeters in diameter. I tried using the topical Hydrocortisone 1 % cream I bought from a pharmacy. It seemed to work, as it helped me get rid of the rash. I continued to apply it for about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it looks like Tinea incognito, a fungal infection caused by steroid (Hydrocortisone) cream application. I suggest you stop using Hydrocortisone cream because it is a steroid. When steroid i...  Read Full »

There are always some rashes present beneath my ear lobes in every season. Please suggest some medication.

Query: Hello doctor,There are always some rashes present beneath my ear lobes in every season. I have done a lot of treatments for that including anti-fungal oral medications like Fluconazole, Ketoconazole, and Itraconazole as well as applied topical ointments like Sarfraz SN, Terbinaforce, Panderm, and My...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Tyagi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Based on your image, (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) I can understand that this can be troublesome. What you seem to be having is inflammation in your fold behind your ear which is quite a recurre...  Read Full »

I have swelling in foreskin and pain while urinating. Is it balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I might have balanitis. Slight swelling in my foreskin and lot of pain while urinating also there. Redness and itchiness along with slight ulcers on the foreskin. Kindly prescribe.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you upload the pictures? Any history of diabetes? Any whitish slough over the penis?   Read Full »

The itching and burning sensation on my scrotum are not subsiding despite taking antifungals. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old married male. For the last ten years, I have had an itching and burning sensation on my scrotum that increases at night. It is also more during winter. I consulted a dermatologist who diagnosed it as Tinea incognito after I told him that I get relief with cream Momet...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed your photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is scrotal dermatitis. Due to chronic itching, scrotal skin has become thick. Scrotal dermatitis can occur due to multiple causes like atopic dermatitis, all...  Read Full »

What to do for a rash that occurred after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex about one and a half month ago. A few days later, I saw a few things that concerned me. So, about a week later, I got tested for all the common STDs and the results came back negative. But, I am still having the same issue, but not as bad as before. I have been havin...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should apply antifungal ointment for some more time. Also, you may need oral antimicrobials and antifungal. Doxycycline can be tried for two weeks with continuation of ointment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent...  Read Full »

I had sex with two women about two months back and am concerned I have balanitis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with two women about two months back and I am concerned about having HIV. I have been facing this for the past 20 days, and after some research on the internet, I think this is balanitis. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy), and it looks like an infection. Balanitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the head of the penis (glans) and the foreskin. It can cause symptom...  Read Full »

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