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Antibacterial Creams

Creams and ointments that contain one or a combination of antibiotics is called an antibacterial cream. It is applied to the skin to treat or prevent a bacterial infection. Antibacterial creams are used for various bacterial skin infections, genital infections, oral lesions, and to prevent a wound from getting infected.

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Can frequent shaving cause acne on the clitoris?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like a whitehead on my labia/clitoris for over a month. Is it acne, and is it harmful?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please share the following information for a better assessment. When did you last shave or wax your private parts? Did you recently change your soap, body wash, or underwe...  Read Full »

Why do I have a powdery discharge from my armpit after waxing?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, I want to know something about my skin. In my armpits area, there is some kind of infection like I do not really know what that is but it looks like an infection and my sweat and sweat odor is due to that particular infection. Now I am describing the infection I used to wax my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is a condition in certain individuals that is called as trichomycosis axillaris. It is due to bacteria the coryneform bacteria and yellow color thing is their colonies. You need antibacterial not antifungal agents. And antiperspirant is the recommended treatment...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for dark colored genital warts becoming red and painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a clear wart looking things pop up on my genitals for a few years now, never many I just burn them off and all is fine. However, a few months ago, I had three darker color things popped up and I burned one off but it did not heal fully. It actually got bigger and redder and...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This does not seem to be herpes genitalis. In case of herpes, you would have got vesicles that would burst to leave erythematous erosions. These can be verruca plana variety of wart. The second ...  Read Full »

Previously, I had a ringworm infection in the elbow and turned black now. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I had gotten a ringworm on my inner elbow. It stayed there for a few weeks, and it had cleared up. After a few weeks, I noticed a black mark where the ringworm had been. Now, it is like a black stone. I do not know to describe it unless you saw a picture of it. It itches ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like the lesion has lichenified due to scratching. That means that there is some increase in the thickness of the patch. I can see an area of erosion right in the middle. I suggest to apply an antibiotic cream until that central raw area heals up, and then use a...  Read Full »

Please clarify if dry, cracked hand is a symptom of eczema.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severely dry, cracked hands for the last six months. Sometimes, I sleep with Aquaphor and gloves on my hands. There have been two occasions where I have noticed one or two tiny bumps or blisters on the side of one of my fingers. It was on a different finger each time and is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be either eczemaor palmar psoriasis. Please send images for further information.   Read Full »

What to do for an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I got stung by a bee yesterday morning on my toe. When I woke up this morning, I started feeling itches here and there in my body. I also got two blisters on the top of my toe where the bee had stung.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the conversation we had, I understand that you were bitten by a bee yesterday (insect bite) on your toe and today you have blisters, itching, and swelling. Based on the information you gave, I have suggested some measures as well as some medications. Please was...  Read Full »

I used epilator on my face, which has caused redness. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, Two days ago I used an epilator¬†on my upper lip, it became red and hurts a bit. Then I applied a cream to moisturize it. Today, after shower, I peeled it off. But the redness is still present. What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can clean the wound with warm saline water twice daily. You can apply some antibacterial creams like silverex (silver sulfadiazine) or soframycin (framycetin sulphate). It will heal on its own in a week's time, if not infected. If it does not heal, consult a derma...  Read Full »

Whom should I consult for a rash that appeared 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 »

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