Bacitracin

Bacitracin is a topical antibiotic. It is used to prevent infection in minor skin injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, and burns. It prevents infection by stopping the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

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Why did my inner foreskin start to burn after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,A week back, I had sex with my wife using a condom. The condom appeared to be a bit dry and we had rough sex. After sex, when I was washing up with soap I felt some burning sensation in the inner foreskin. There were some cuts. Also, when I pulled back the skin, I felt pain in my frenulum....  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This area of your body has very sensitive tissue. It should heal on its own. Healing can be delayed if complicated by infection. This is not your fault as pubic area has many bacteria that are present normally. To fasten the healing process, you need to clean the area thr...  Read Full »

Are stitches necessary for broken glass injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night, I accidentally cut my thumb on a bit of broken glass from a photo frame. It looks fairly deep. I think I could see my bone. As I could not go to hospital yesterday night, I have covered it with plasters. Do I need to get stitches?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the cut wound is deep enough (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and  you will need stitches. Meanwhile, you need to keep the affected area clean and dry. Wash with lukewarm water and apply a topical antibiotic cream like Neosporin (Bacitracin, Neomycin...  Read Full »

Why do I have a pimple in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. My question is I can feel a very small hard pimple under the penis skin. When I get erection and press it, I feel a little pain. What is that? I cannot figure it out. Is it a pimple or something else? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely dealing with a sebaceous cyst. They are similar to pimple. A sebaceous gland is a microscopic gland in the skin which secretes a waxy liquid known as sebum. It opens on the skin via an opening known as a punctum. When the opening gets blocked, th...  Read Full »

Why is fluid dripping from the stitches?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section before a month. A few days after, it was found that the surgery site got infected with some discharge. All the stitches were removed and the site was irrigated and cleaned everyday for over a week with antibiotics. Two days ago, I went for secondary closure. A nylon thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems like you have an infection in the suture line. You will need professional daily dressing and antibiotics. Please go to a hospital and have the wound looked at and maybe a culture sent to determine the cause of infection. Meanwhile, you can do t...  Read Full »

What can cause a bump on the vagina in a non-sexually active female?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and virgin. Lately, I have been having some problems down there. I have a bump or something on the right lip of my vagina. Sometimes, I feel itch and it sting unexpectedly throughout the day. It also did not heal. I am sure that it cannot be an STI or STD, because I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do understand your dilemma. I have a few simple suggestions for you. Bear in mind though that the best method of treatment in your case is for you to visit a gynecologist and have him or her see the lesion. Keep your privates dry. Wipe thoroughly, but gently after...  Read Full »

What can cause boils on the finger?

Query: Hello doctor, Five days ago, I got a boil between my little finger and ring finger of my left hand. I am not sure what caused it whether it was an insect bite or just a rash. It was itching a bit initially if I remember correctly, but then it stopped. It started as a small boil, but then it got bigg...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be either bacterial or fungal infection and best treatment option would be pus culture to look for organism followed by antibiotic sensitiv...  Read Full »

Can Silverex cream be used to treat burns?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a burn injury on my neck and chest area yesterday morning. A layer of skin is off and in some places it is pink in color. There is no blister and no pain. I have had it covered with gauze. When should I remove the gauze? I have been cleaning the area three times a day. In some days...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will take one to two weeks, if there is no blister. I would advise you to use Silverex cream (Silver sulfadiazine) twice daily and Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg thrice daily for seven days in order to prevent any kind of infection and proper healing. For furth...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for penis fissures

Query: Hello doctor,Under the left side tip of the penis, where the head curves to the shaft, I have a small fissure that opens up when I have intercourse. This recurring cut heals completely but, recurs every month for the past year. I am uncircumcised and have no STD, infection or inflammation, just this...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may have occurred due to sexual trauma. If possible, send me images so that I can suggest accordingly. Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

Had penis augmentation and I am bleeding during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone penis augmentation using a cross-linked dextran gel injection. While doing sex, I got a cut in my penis, and it bled a little. While doing sex, I feel some pain at the contact point of the penis skin, and it is red. Please suggest medicine for this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply Bacitracin or Framycetin cream twice daily over the area. Before each application wash off the previous application with lukewarm water. Do not wear tight innerwear and prevent ex...  Read Full »

My cut wound looks the same even after a month. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 years old female. I cut myself when I recently shaved around my anus and buttocks. A few days later, it was pink or red before a scab comes. Now, even a month later, it still looks the same. It does not itch, but bothering me. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it should have been healed in this period. Swab has formed, and that means it has improved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there a swelling, local pain or tenderness at the cut site or do you have a fever? If none is present, then probably...  Read Full »

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