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Yeast Infection

Yeast infection is caused due to Candida albicans. It can affect both men and women, resulting in redness and itching in the private parts. Though it is not a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transmitted through sexual contact. Antifungal drugs help to give relief.

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My vagina is red and swollen with a discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My vagina is red and swollen with cottage cheese discharge. Rashes extend to my buttocks area. All this showed up after I wore an innerwear. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your problem. What you describe is a classic case of yeast infection of vagina extending up to your anus. You need oral antifungal tablets weekly for three weeks alone with local antifungal ointment. The condition is very much infectious, so I suggest yo...  Read Full »

I have some light spots on my right hand, belly, and back for two months. Please help.

Query: Hello sir, I have some light spots on my right hand, belly, and back for two months. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that can cause light or dark patches on the skin. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin and is more common in warm and humid climates. Fungal skin infections are typically treated with antifun...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a cure for the rough skin around my groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to wear tight underwear and sometimes used ones a lot. Two days back, I observed that my groin skin is rough and dry. I do not feel any itching. Sometimes I keep my underwear on through the night. Is it the cause?  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern is a candida yeast infection. It is curable. Start using Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream once daily at bedtime and dust Abzorb powder (Clotrimazole dusting powder) immediately. Use them for 30 days even if there is an improvement. Bath twice a day. Avoid hot...  Read Full »

I observed a white round swelling in my mouth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I observed a white round swelling at the right rear of my mouth cavity behind the last tooth. Also a white straight line behind my uvula. Sometimes I feel that something is stuck there in my throat. No other symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dorina Sokol Gurabardhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms can be related to many diagnoses. A picture if possible would help. It can be a yeast infection, a viral or a bacterial infection. I suggest you do some examinations such as a throat culture and a blood test. Meanwhile, some tips: Gargle with salt water, ...  Read Full »

I have anal yeast and it goes away with the cream but comes back when I run out. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking to get a prescription for Clotrimazole-Betamethasone. I currently have one, but I am almost out. I have been dealing with anal yeast for around 10 years. Now it goes away with the cream but comes back when I run out. I do not wish to see any more doctors.  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I presume that this recurrent anal yeast infection is candidiasis, and you have been using a topical mixture of antifungal and corticosteroid cream over it. Have you checked for immune statuses like HIV, and blood sugar level to rule out diabetes? Then if you have be...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about a positive yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was seen at the ER. Several days later, I received a call from the ER department and they informed me that my blood tested positive for yeast and suggested a follow up with my MD. I did the follow up and my MD said it is normal and there is no treatment. I am having so...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Since the blood culture was a few months back and you had a symptom-free period, I do not think that the present symptoms are due to previous bloodstream infections. Bloodstream fungal culture could have been contamination because fungemia pat...  Read Full »

Is the absence of my period normal?

Query: Hello, I took Plan B once but have been sexually active using protection since then. I got my period after taking Plan B and also after subsequent protected encounters. However, I have not had my period this month and have been experiencing negative pregnancy test results. I am currently using P...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should expect your period around the last of this month. It is normal for the period to be delayed by up to a week, considering various factors that can influence the menstrual cycle. Given that all your sexual encounters during this period were protected, the...  Read Full »

Could my period be delayed due to a yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My period is delayed. Recently, I developed a yeast infection right before my period. I also had unprotected sex a few days back. Could my period be delayed due to a yeast infection? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Yeast infection can not cause a delay in menses. And since you had unprotected sexual intercourse and also expecting your first menses, I suggest you do a pregnancy test. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Use Gy...  Read Full »

I have a bump on the shaft with mild burning sensation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I have been together for three months and decided not to use protection anymore since she has birth control in her arm. I started to notice a bump on the shaft for the past two weeks. It is on the outside where the shaft and testicles touch. A couple of days ago, it was...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and gone through the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After careful inspection of the attached image and considering relevant history, including unprotected sexual intercourse, duration of exposure around ...  Read Full »

Will diabetes provoke vaginal yeast infection and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I am diabetic for the past three years and sugars are not always in control. I am taking medicine Euclide 80 mg and Galvus met 50/500 and Novomix 30 injection 10 units (injection only for few days). My issue is, post diabetes I am experiencing severe recurring yeast in...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diabetes is comorbidity that makes patients prone to fungal infections and some times there is a secondary bacterial infection too. I advise you to follow certain steps. 1. First step, proper sugar control. 2. Anti-diabetic diet and exercise. 3. Proper genital hygie...  Read Full »

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